Now that the Vikings are playing in their new stadium, it seems there's a lot of construction and development activity in the area. Here's an overview of what's planned and a look at what it might mean for the future of East Minneapolis.
Hint: It's looking good!
The Strategic Plan for Downtown East and the area surrounding the stadium was always visionary and, perhaps, a bit grandiose. But now it seems as if it's on the way to becoming reality. Between the U of M and downtown's business district, Minneapolis East has always been vibrant. With ample open space, old buildings and residential areas ripe for repurposing, an efficient transportation network, an employment pool to draw from, economic drivers and some other factors that seem…