The County is planning on restoring the landscaping on Hiawatha Avenue between 32nd Street and 46th Street. Tonight will be the first of two open houses where residents are invited to view the plans, ask questions, and provide comments.
Robb Luckow from Housing, Community Works, & Transit explained on the Hennepin County website the reason for the new plantings, “The landscaping along Hiawatha Avenue is showing its age. The trees are in poor condition and provide inadequate tree cover. The corridor welcomes travelers to Minneapolis, yet lacks aesthetic appeal.”
The County is working with consultants from LHB to develop the restoration plan, conduct soil testing, identify plants and trees best suited for the roadway, and develop a planting scheme.
The landscaping plan is expected to be completed in early 2014. Planting could begin in spring or summer, depending on funding.
There will be two open houses where you can learn more about current plans:
- Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Corcoran Park Recreation Center, 3334 – 20th Ave. S. in Minneapolis.
- Monday, Dec. 9, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Hiawatha School Park Recreation Center, 4305 East 42nd St. in Minneapolis.