The Evolution of the Hennepin-Lyndale Commons

I gave this presentation to the Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA) Annual Meeting in May 2014. Several people requested that it be made available to the general public, so I have created this brief overview for Streets.MN in anticipation of a Hennepin-Lyndale Reconstruction Project Open House Monday August 4th, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Walker Art Center. Special thanks to the Minnesota Historical Society, Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association, Citizens for a Loring Park Community, area volunteers and designers, and countless professors and community ‘storytellers’ I’ve encountered over the years to put some semblance of a history of the corridor together. But I’m no historian–this is merely a volunteer’s effort to provide some historical context to and vision for the commons. The specifics of the Hennepin-Lyndale Reconstruction Project were covered by my co-presenter, the project consultant Jessica Laabs with Kimley-Horn.  I hope to see you at the open house! is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

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2 Responses to The Evolution of the Hennepin-Lyndale Commons

  1. Jim Dustrude August 4, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    Nice job, Craig! Very interesting. I’m hoping to be able to see some of the options you describe here at tonight’s open house.


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