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Street furnishings coming soon!

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By robb, April 19, 2016 8:55 am

The new street furniture should be showing up along the southern portion of Minnehaha Avenue within the next month or so.  Expect to see almost 50 new bike racks, 11 benches, and 35 planters in front of businesses in the area before summer.  Litter receptacles, recycling bins, and bike repair stations will be coming later in the year.

Minnehaha Street Furniture

Installation of street furniture planned for early spring

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By robb, November 17, 2015 10:36 am

The first phase of the Minnehaha Avenue street furniture — for locations between 38th and 46th streets — will be installed in early spring 2016.  Dero will be fabricating the new Minnehaha Avenue bike racks early next year – and they’ve developed a great 3-D image of what they will look like.  The County also plans to put out a bid for the planters and benches in December.

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New bike racks for Minnehaha Avenue

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By robb, October 30, 2015 12:22 pm

Next spring, Minnehaha Avenue businesses will be getting new bike racks in conjunction with the reconstruction of Minnehaha Avenue.  These two bike rack designs were selected from almost 50 designs that were submitted in a Longfellow Community Council organized bike-rack design contest.  The new racks will be funded through the Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works program and the City of Minneapolis bike cost share program.

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Open Call to Artists: Minnehaha Avenue Bike Rack Designs

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By crystal, July 29, 2015 12:10 pm

Calling all artists and inspired community members!!

Make your mark on Minnehaha Avenue as part of the new streetscape design.

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Summary

Longfellow Community Council, in partnership with Hennepin County, is seeking a logo design for approximately 130 new stainless steel hoop bike racks that will be installed on Minnehaha Avenue between Lake Street and 46th Street. The design will be laser cut into a 10.125” diameter circular metal plate.

Background and history

Minnehaha Avenue is home to over 140 businesses and 740 residential dwellings. This popular thoroughfare is characterized by its thick tree canopy, multi-family apartment complexes and an eclectic mix of businesses. Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, is reconstructing Minnehaha Avenue from East 46th Street to Lake Street during the 2015 and 2016 construction seasons to address the deteriorating pavement, utility and drainage concerns, non-motorized accommodations and storm water quality conditions.

Purpose

The reconstructed road will be safer, more livable, and welcoming to all users, featuring improved pedestrian facilities (shortened crossings at intersections, improving bus stops and ramp curbs to make them fully accessible) and enhanced dedicated bicycle lanes. The purpose of the artist designed bike racks is to add character to the community, create a sense of place that reflects the neighborhood and the values of its residents, and celebrate the improvements in walkability and bikability in the corridor.

Submission requirements

In order to be considered, submissions must be:

  1. Received between Monday July 20 (12 a.m.) and Sunday August 16 (11:59 p.m.), 2015
  2. Emailed to Joe Sturm at joe@longfellow.org
  1. Presented in a vector or high resolution .jpeg format
  2. Comply with the technical guidelines (see page 3 below)
  3. Include the creator’s name, address, phone number, and email address

Other guidelines

  1. Artists may submit more than one design and/or a series of designs as one submission
  2. Designs that reflect Minnehaha Avenue, the surrounding community, and the neighborhood are encouraged, though not required
  3. The design may include text
  4. See examples of other bike rack styles with laser cut designs here: https://www.dero.com/product/logo-bike-racks/. Note that the bike rack styles pictured here are not the hoop rack style with center plate that we will be using, which is pictured above.

Selection process

A panel comprised of members from the Minnehaha Streetscape and Public Art committee will select a winning design and notify the artist by email by Friday, August 21. We will also publicize the winner and winning design via our website.

Timeline

The bike racks with the custom design will be installed in phases between September 2015 and April 2017.

Prize/honorarium

$500 shall be awarded in consideration for granting Hennepin County and Longfellow Community Council the right to use the winning design for the Hoop Bike Rack and to use depictions or two-dimensional reproductions of the design in all formats, including in electronic formats for non-commercial purposes.

Please contact Joe Sturm at the Longfellow Community Council with any questions.

Email: joe@longfellow.org

Phone: (612)722-4529 ext 13

Technical Guidelines

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