Tribute to Parking and Industrial Areas We Have Lost

Over the last ten years, Minneapolis’ Wedge neighborhood has seen the industrial and parking areas adjacent to the Midtown Greenway transformed into one apartment building after another. It’s a process that’s increasingly familiar to many neighborhoods across the Twin Cities. Here’s a pretend mournful look back at what one neighborhood has lost, and what others may have coming their way.

Here’s a longer term view of the same area using 70 years of satellite imagery: 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.

5 Responses to Tribute to Parking and Industrial Areas We Have Lost

  1. Anton Schieffer
    Anton Schieffer June 2, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    This loss of parking is the reason no one goes to uptown anymore. Sad!

  2. Steve Brandt June 2, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    The reason that this area was industrial in the first place was the railroad. Since Hennepin County bought out the railroad decades ago, what purpose is there in keeping the area in industrial use? I’ve always been able to find a parking spot when I drive to Uptown (28th east of Hennepin is pretty reliable) but I prefer to bike there and have no trouble finding bike parking.

    • Monte Castleman June 2, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

      I think this post was supposed to be sarcasm.

  3. SarcasticJoe June 2, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Somebody better designate the Rainbow parking lot as historic before they get any ideas!

  4. Matty Lang
    Matty Lang June 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    Ricky Rubio, indeed! The guy full on man-spreading behind him in the background is a nice touch.

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