38th & Chicago Re-Envisioned

The City is working with the community to re-envision the intersection of 38th & Chicago. We are engaging with the community to redesign and reconstruct this area.

Key information

Dates

2021 - 2023

Location

38th St. & Chicago Ave. in South Minneapolis

Bancroft Bryant Central Powderhorn Park

Public meeting

Open house 2

We continued the 'Community Visioning' phase with an open house.

Community co-creation team

Join the Community Co-creation team

The Community Co-creation Team (CCT), will consist of community stakeholders. The CCT and the Public Works project team will jointly reach a recommended final design concept for the intersection of 38th & Chicago.

Timeline:

  • Applications due - August 26, 2022
  • Members selected and first CCT meeting - October 20, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    • Sabathani Community Center - 310 E 38th St, Minneapolis

For more information on the CCT, read the CCT Overview document.

Learning table

Learning Table: Meetings that will explore topics related to the four project themes of social justice, public safety, economic vitality, and infrastructure.

Read the Learning Table #1 notes

Read the Learning Table #2 notes

Read the Learning Table #3 notes

Spring engagement - Project introduction

Thank you to everyone who has participated in community engagement so far!

Read the summary

Project overview

In the next few years, Public Works staff plan to reconstruct the intersection of 38th & Chicago. In 2022, we will begin a process to engage with the community. Through this process, we intend to redesign the area in a way that reflects community needs. This is a significant opportunity for us all to define the future of 38th & Chicago.

Background

In 2020, George Perry Floyd Jr. was murdered at 38th & Chicago, forever changing the intersection and surrounding community. This area is known as George Floyd Square (GFS), and it has evolved beyond its original roadway design.

Learn more about the history of George Floyd Square

Project engagement goals

  • Allow for racial healing
  • Honor the voices of the Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community
  • Develop community relationships
  • Work together with the community to make decisions about the project
  • Lead an engagement process to work and learn together with the community

Project design goals

  • Redesign the street to reflect community needs
  • Include space within the public right-of-way (ROW) for community use
  • Explore transit and pedestrian design options
  • Maintain access for residents and businesses
  • Include trees and native plants

Read more about this project in our project fact sheet.

View interactive map

Previous meetings

Virtual Open House - April 26, 2022

  • See the video recording of the first virtual open house, which occurred on April 26, 2022. The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the project and receive feedback on the draft design and engagement goals as well as answer questions from the public.

Watch the virtual open house

  • Review the Virtual Open House PDF that was presented during the meeting.

View virtual open house PDF

  • Read additional information regarding the project.

View the FAQ sheet

 

Project background

Read more about the history of George Floyd Square and the 38th & Chicago intersection.

Project phase

This project is currently gathering input.

Input

Design

In Progress

Complete

Intersection of 38th St E & Chicago Ave S (orientation: northeast)

Contact us

Alexander Kado

Project Manager
Minneapolis Public Works

Phone

612-673-5192

Chris Kartheiser

Deputy Project Manager

Public Works

Phone

612-673-2544