A plan to turn Hennepin Ave. into a "cultural corridor" was approved Saturday by the Minneapolis City Council.
Over the next 3-10 years, the plan is to add more courtyards, event spaces, and green spaces to Hennepin Ave. New restaurants and stores will make Hennepin their home, according to Kare11.
Changes to the area have already taken place. Art galleries are moving into empty store-fronts, and local artists are painting utility boxes, according to Kare11.
The project is being funded by a $200k award from the National Endowment for the Arts as a part of the NEA's Our Town project, according to MPR.