The podcast this week is a conversation with Michael Roden, a practicing architect who lives in Minneapolis and blogs at WalkBikeBusBlog, about design proposals for 29th Street in South Minneapolis. Michael lives in a new apartment building right next to the Midtown Greenway and 29th Street, and he took me on a tour of the 29th street area before we retired to his small patio to talk about the possibilities of the 29th Street design project. The city has a small pot of money to do some pedestrian improvements for a stretch of this oft-overlooked street, and Michael and I covered some ground about potential for making a pedestrian space. We talked about what it looks like today, what it might look like in the future, and what the city’s process might look like for deciding what to do with this odd alleyway street.
The audio is here!
I’m excited to see a farmer’s market operate in a ball pit, less excited for when fruit falls to the bottom and it gets real gross real fast.