Podcast #13 – Development Challenges of East Lake Street with Sam Newberg


Lake and Minnehaha c. 1938

This week’s podcast is a roundtable conversation about East Lake Street featuring Sam Newberg, one of our regular contributors. As part of his day job, Sam recently completed a study on development potential of the East Lake corridor, which runs from Hiawatha East to the Mississippi River. Sam, Spencer Agnew, Nate Hood and myself met up at Merlin’s Rest on East Lake street last week to talk about the study, and all over our indivdual thoughts about the past and future of East Lake street. Our conversation covered a lot of ground, from form based codes to auto-oriented development to the story of the West River Commons to different potential futures of the street. This is going to be the first of many streets dot em en round tables, and I hope you enjoy our conversation..

The file is here. You can subscribe to the whole thing on iTunes.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.