Posts Tagged ‘Streetscape’

Historic Photo of the Week: Uptown Kiosk

Historic Photo of the Week: Uptown Kiosk

In 1989, Uptown added four informational kiosks.

Signage: a quick tour

Signage: a quick tour

A look at building signage from my travels.

Utility boxes in Uptown to get makeover

Utility boxes in Uptown to get makeover

A City of Minneapolis grant will bring a spruce up a number of utility boxes in an effort to decrease graffiti impacts.

Traffic calming – potential strategies

Traffic calming – potential strategies

There are a lot of traffic calming options out there aimed at improving pedestrian safety. We have a number of options already in use in Uptown, but there are some others that may make sense to try out at some point. Let’s explore and discuss.

Lowry Hill District brand launch

Lowry Hill District brand launch

After years of having a difficult brand, the South Hennepin district in Uptown has re-branded as the Lowry Hill District.

Cowboy Slims redevelopment revisions

Cowboy Slims redevelopment revisions

Cowboys Slims is still anticipated to be redeveloped into a six-story, retail/restaurant/apartment building. The 92 unit building will also have 23,800 square feet of retail/restaurant space along with 212 parking stalls. The project is located between Lagoon Avenue and Lake Street on the east side of Girard Avenue. Clark Gassen is now working with BKV […]

How to fund Uptown’s Top of the Mall redesign?

How to fund Uptown’s Top of the Mall redesign?

The space just north of the Walker Library, known as the “top of the Mall”, may be rebuilt. A design process is almost done but the question is, how will it get funded?

Question of the Week: neighborhood signs

Question of the Week: neighborhood signs

Signs identifying the boundaries of Uptown neighborhoods have long been a part of Uptown’s streetscape. What’s your take on these signs? Are they a worthwhile investment? Do they promote community? Who is the target audience — residents or visitors?  Do you notice them? Cedar PhillipsMore Posts

Lake Street Promenade?

Lake Street Promenade?

Decks that sit on existing streets can extend sidewalks without requiring costly improvements. Could this be a way to create the Lake Street Promenade, as promoted in the Uptown Small Area Plan?