The Future of Block E

Block E

Block E in Better Days (Photo by Mike Hicks)

Today, Streets.MN’s very own William Lindeke — board member, writer-wrangler, and geographer — was featured on MPR’s Morning Circuit to discuss the future of Block E and the new vision for its use.

His appearance is summed up on the MPR site. But Bill’s had a lot to say about Block E right here on Streets.MN. Here are two highlights:

He also wrote a fine post on his own blog today summarizing four things people should know about Block E that’s worth your read.

Others at Streets.MN have had their say as well:

The future of Block E (for now) includes practice facilities for the Minnesota Timberwolves and their more successful sisters the Minnesota Lynx, as well as offices, and still another go at retail space and restaurants. On the plus side, this time it’s privately financed. The down side? Well, you tell us, readers. What do you think of this latest attempt to deal with Block E?

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2 thoughts on “The Future of Block E

  1. Marcus

    I heard this on MPR this mourning. Nice job Bill! I thought it was interesting when you talked about how cities try to copy each other (Block E was supposed our Times Square). I remember when they were debating what to do about Block E and there were calls for a park/square. I had lived in Portland for a spell and thought Block E could be our Pioneer Square- so kinda guilty of the same thing

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