18th Ave S and Little Earth demonstration project and transportation study

A street demonstration project and transportation study in partnership with Little Earth Residents Association.

Key information




18th Avenue South between 24th and 26th Streets and Ogema Place and Stately Street

East Phillips

Project overview

In 2020, City of Minneapolis and Ward 9 Council office worked with the communities of Little Earth and East Phillips neighborhood to complete many temporary changes in the area.
This is a response to growing concerns over safety issues that came on the heels of civil unrest during the summer of 2020.
Because of this, the City of Minneapolis and Little Earth Residents Association (LERA), will develop a Transportation Study and an Engagement Plan for permanent changes to the streets.
The team will also work together to
  • Test a temporary demonstration project
  • Include street art reflective of Indigenous culture
  • Add placemaking
  • Make interim changes to the street
  • Add lighting and street furniture
We'll also create a long term engagement and action plan that reflects the needs, wants and cultures of the
  • Little Earth of United Tribes
  • East Phillips neighborhood
  • Businesses and agencies

Preferred concepts

Preferred concepts

In the winter of 2021/22, Public Works created a set of preferred concepts.

View the recorded presentation on study background and proposed designs. 

The preferred concepts and cross sections:



Past meetings

Past meetings

Community meeting #2 - in-person event

Project team held an in-person community meeting on Saturday, February 26, 2022, to gather feedback on proposed draft design concepts.

Community meeting #1 – in-person open house

We held an in-person community meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, to discuss community priorities.

Important dates

  • 2020: Ward 9 Council Office and Minneapolis Public Works engage with community and initiate street changes for traffic calming
  • May 2021: Project initiation
  • June 2021: Awarded NACTO grant for demonstration project
  • July – August 2021: Demonstration project plan development & round 1 of community engagement
  • Late August – early September 2021: Demonstration project implementation
  • Sep – Nov 2021: Round 2 of Project engagement and demonstration project evaluation
  • Dec 2021 – Winter/Spring 2022: Develop transportation study and 10% design concept, including Round 3 of engagement
  • 2022 and beyond: Secure funding and implement permanent changes to project area

Project phase

This project is in the input phase.



In Progress


Pedestrian ramp with mural.

Contact us

Jasna Hadzic-Stanek

Transportation Planner
Public Works