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38th Street Thrive Community Design Workshop

Join 38th Street Thrive in planning and designing a concept for 38th Street infrastructure and future developments. This design workshop is an opportunity for us, as a community, to discuss physical and cultural attributes of 38th Street, imagine new ideas and brainstorm solutions. The concepts and ideas from this workshop will be used to establish the visioning direction for the Thirty-Eighth Street Cultural District Strategic Development Plan. Let’s Creatively Design 38th Street Together!

Program: 6 pm to 6:30 pm – The 2nd floor Community Room will be available for attendees to walk through the "Owning Up: Racism and Housing" Exhibit before programming begins at 6:30 pm in the Target Banquet Center, 2nd floor. Refreshments will be provided.

Background on the project: In 2015, the community held a series of meetings titled “The Future of East 38th Street,” hosted by then Ward 8 Council Member Elizabeth Glidden. Those meetings led to the generation of several ideas, priorities and recommendations from community members. In February 2019, Ward 8 Council VP Andrea Jenkins reconvened community members to co-create a strategic development plan by the residents, business owners, and neighborhood organizations in the E 38th Street community, in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis’ Department of Community Planning and Economic Development. In March 2019, a smaller planning committee was formed with community members who expressed interest in driving the planning process from the initial February event, to conduct community engagement and draft a proposed plan for the larger community’s approval. The planning committee has met five times to craft the district's vision, assets, and strategies based on priorities identified by the broader 38th Street community. Currently, a draft plan is being developed as more engagement opportunities are under way to get community input on cultural assets, streetscape design, and draft review. The 38th St. Cultural District Strategic Development Plan will be completed by December 2019.

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