Goals and roles

The City will own and manage the Peoples Way site for the short term. We'll work with the community to achieve our shared goals for permanent use and ownership.
People celebrating outdoors



Our shared goals

  • Create public space for:
    • Racial healing and justice
    • A national racial justice healing center
  • Preserve the legacy of a deeply rooted African American community
  • Support the Floyd family's work to build a permanent memorial
  • Improve public safety
  • Invest in the people and businesses in the area

City's short-term role

We'll maintain the property

  • Secure the building to prevent interior access
  • Shovel snow
  • Dispose of garbage
  • Remove unsafe conditions or structures
  • Work with the community to maintain a positive presence on site

We'll oversee how it is used

Allow people to use it to meet our shared goals of:

  • Preserving community gathering space
  • Supporting residents and businesses
  • Improving public safety

We'll help you plan for its future

We'll engage the community in conversation about:

  • How to use the property
  • Who should own the property
  • Who should redevelop the property

We'll work with the community to envision and plan for the future of the site.

Community's role

Welcome all

Welcome people from all walks of life in this space.

Accept everyone

Accept people for who they are and where they are at in this space.

Shape the future

Participate in the creation of Peoples Way for future use. This includes:

  • Preparing to take ownership
  • Helping to rebuild the community
  • Attending community sessions

Visiting the space

As a visitor or community member know how to use this space.

Contact us

Alexander Kado

Office of Public Service





City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 301M
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday