New Park Planned for the North Loop
By Mike Binkley, North Loop Neighborhood Association
Back when this area was filled with warehouses and industrial facilities, there wasn’t a need or demand for green spaces. But with the transformation of the district into a thriving residential and commercial area, it’s been a top priority of the North Loop Neighborhood Association to create some.
Now, we have a purchase agreement to turn a surface parking lot along 3rd Street into a tree-lined park with benches, outdoor work spaces and a large open yard where we could enjoy future performances.
The NLNA hopes to begin work on the park in 2020 but we need to raise about $2.4 million. The group that helped raise funds for Commons Park near US Bank Stadium, Green Minneapolis will be doing the fundraising for the North Loop’s new park.