During the planning process for Phase I of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association identified four strategic priority areas to target investment: Arts, Culture & Education; Crime and Safety; Downtown Development; and Housing. These four priorities carried forward to Phase II of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, as well as in the Neighborhood Priorities Plan.
The goal for the Downtown Development strategic priority is to ensure that the Downtown community is a clean, attractive, and vibrant place to live, work, learn, and play. Below are some projects the DMNA has supported with its Downtown Development monies:
- Hennepin Avenue Streetscape Project
- Dog Grounds for the Gateway Dog Park
- Hennepin Avenue Lighting
- Stone Arch Bridge Lighting
- Friends of Triangle Park for Landscaping at Triangle Park
- Washington Avenue Streetscape Plantings between Hennepin Ave. and 9th Ave. S.
- North Loop Playground at Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park
- Humboldt Lofts Tree Planting Project
- Open Streets events in the Downtown
- Green Minneapolis for the Tree Planting, Tree Watering, and Tree Identification Projects
- Pedestrian Safety Signage in the Mill District