Seeking a Greener Future for Downtown Minneapolis

With a downtown largely devoid of trees, Minneapolis is considering a new plan that would add more green life and greenspace to the city's center.
January 26, 2011, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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"A series of meetings last week appeared to lay groundwork for softening downtown's hard edges with more tree-lined streets, pocket parks and perhaps a central park, all aimed at bringing downtown under the green canopy that covers much of the rest of the city.

'There's a tremendous momentum in this city to make downtown a more beautiful, more complete place,' said David A. Wilson, managing director of Accenture's Minneapolis office."

But many in the city are looking at the effort not only as a way to beautify the city, but also to make it more livable and attractive to new residents and businesses.

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Published on Friday, January 21, 2011 in MinnPost
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