North Lake Calhoun/South Lake of the Isles Design Charette
Project Type: Master Planning and Design Charette; Minneapolis, MN
Client: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) hired LHB, Inc. to explore design directions for an area between Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles. The study area includes a disjointed collection of Park Board parcels between the lakes and along Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway. Increasing use has caused congestion and safety concerns, with amenities like the Tin Fish Restaurant bringing even more visitors. A recent count showed more than 1.3 million pedestrians use this area annually, making it the most visited park in the Twin Cities area.
Possible directions for change were explored during a four-day work session that took place between two public open houses. The process highlights LHB’s ability to work with our clients to engage the public and project stakeholders and then respond quickly with compelling and appropriate design directions.