I-35W and Proposed New Minneapolis Neighborhood
Posted by Kevin Winge on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM By Kevin Winge / April 17, 2014 Comment
proposed designs to "cap" 35W and create a new neighborhood in Minneapolis, just east of the new Vikings Stadium. The conceptual models were on display in the IDS Center from April 7-11, and was even displayed to the Minneapolis Downtown Council. The plans include capping the freeway with a "green open space," and then surrounding that space with residential buildings. This would also be set up with easy access to the University of Minnesota and the light rail; the freeway cap itself would be used as a parking garage for the community residents. Some of the desire to create this cap and community seem to stem from a resentment of the separation caused by the freeway's initial construction.