Lowry Ave NE Plan
Floodplain Collective was responsible for:
2014 community outreach ideas & facilitation
public realm concept design
public art concept design
final plan contributions
Lowry Avenue Community Works is county-led effort established in 1999 to improve transportation options, offer housing choice, and support business growth in the Lowry Avenue communities. Lowry Avenue Community Works is collaboration between Hennepin County Public Works, the City of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Metro Transit and the ten Lowry Avenue Corridor neighborhoods.
Throughout the 2014 planning process, the county sought input from neighborhood organizations, business associations and people who live, work, play or worship in the project area. The project team attended neighborhood meetings and community events, convened a winter walking tour, met with business owners, held public workshops and released an online survey.
Special efforts were made to reach out to Edison High School students, who participated in a visual exploration of their experience along Lowry Avenue.
The comments and participation of the community helped inform not only the planning process, but the development and design of the corridor improvements. This input also helped the steering team understand community problems.
Community engagement with the Really Big Table at Open Streets NE 2014.
Activities for kids and teens asked them to envision how Lowry Ave could be improved.
ESL students at Edison High School explored their relationship with the public realm through hands on activities.
Rendering of potential solutions for creating a safer street for pedestrians.