Friday, June 15, 2007

Washington Avenue, But With Trees and Stuff

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak wants to transform the dull-but-improving Washington Avenue into a pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined boulevard that could act as the Mill City's version of the Avenue des Champs Elysées in Paris.

Uh, right. Best of luck with that (seriously!), but come on.

The AIA Minnesota has a page up on the project, and just launched a blog on it as well.

Up next: Saint Paul decides to do something with University Avenue (which, incidentally, was originally supposed to be that city's version of a certain Paris boulevard), Minneapolis finally cleans up Hennepin Avenue through downtown, and Eagan transforms Yankee Doodle into a pleasant pedestrian mall.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think that Washington Ave has the best chance of being close to the Champs Elysées in Paris because of its proximity to the river and downtown. Univeristy Ave in St. Paul...not so much.