Reimagining and Reenergizing Hennepin Avenue

April 12, 2016

This summer, parts of WeDo are getting a fresh new look.

Hennepin Theatre Trust, Southwest Airlines Co. and Project for Public Spaces are working together to transform how people experience public spaces in WeDo. This unique project — 5 to 10 on Hennepin — will reimagine the stretch of Hennepin Avenue from Fifth to Tenth streets as cool destinations for people in our community to come together, hang out and connect.

The project is made possible by a generous grant of $200,000 from Southwest Airlines’ Heart of the Community program, which focuses on making public spaces “living spaces.” Minneapolis is one of five communities receiving similar grants, selected out of a highly competitive pool of more than 90 applicants from 60 cities.

Project for Public Spaces will provide technical expertise and on-the-ground partnership to help implement 5 to 10 Hennepin. In the coming months, the Trust will develop specific activities for the project.

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Photo by Joan Vorderbruggen.