Plans and guidelines
Making the Connection: Midtown Greenway to Lake Street plan 2016 (PDF)
This plan developed by Hennepin County, the Midtown Greenway Coalition, the Lake Street Council and the City of Minneapolis presents a series of recommendations to address the physical and cultural barriers that stand in the way of many people who might want to exit the Greenway, or gain access to it. The plan includes a high-level summary (PDF) of recommendations, as well as a supplement (PDF 18MB) with more detailed recommendations, research and data, including community engagement efforts.
Lake Street Midtown Greenway corridor framework plan 1999 (PDF 6MB)
This plan established the initial vision for the corridor, served as the guide for planning, programming and capital investments and identified implementation steps at 10 key locations.
Midtown Minneapolis land use and development plan 2005 (PDF)
A comprehensive land use plan to guide development activities in an area bordered by Blaisdell and 11th Avenues and the Midtown Greenway and 31st Street in south Minneapolis.
Midtown Greenway land use and development plan 2007 (PDF 10MB)
Set policy direction for land use and development in the Midtown Greenway corridor with implications for private development and public realm investments. Study boundaries include properties within a block of the greenway between the western border of the city and Hiawatha Avenue.
Cultural landscape management and treatment guidelines 2008 (PDF 5MB)
Established cultural landscape management and treatment guidelines for the historic district of the Midtown Greenway.
Midtown Greenway Investment Evaluation: Community Conversations 2015 (PDF)
This report highlights the findings of the K'MA Group, who conducted a series of focus groups with communities of color to explore how they experience the Midtown Greenway.
Midtown Minneapolis neighborhood green connections visioning study 2007 (PDF 7MB)
Highlights opportunities to connect schools and parks in the Midtown area of south Minneapolis and improve the urban environment for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Connecting the community 2014 (PDF)
This study gathered community input and ideas for improving bikability and walkability on north-south routes along Lake Street.
Unrealized potential: East Lake Street perceptions 2014 (PDF)
This assessment provides information on stakeholders’ perceptions, current conditions, market trends and opportunities for overall corridor revitalization along East Lake Street.
Connecting the Midtown Greenway streetcar to Lake Street destinations 2009 (PDF)
This student study analyzed ways to improve connections between seven potential future transit stations on the greenway and destinations, neighborhoods, and transit along Lake Street.