Jump to main navigation. Jump to main content

The CURA publications library is currently being digitized by the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy. When the project is complete, the entire CURA publications library will be online and fully searchable. Unfortunately, during this process we are not able to honor individual requests for publications . Additionally, we no longer have physical copies of publications to send out.

New publications are digitized daily and the publications catalog on the CURA website is not automatically updated with links to scanned copies, so please search the CURA collection at the Digital Conservancy for the publications you are looking for:

Franklin Steel Commons.

Lechelt, Katie.

Hope Community Inc., a non-profit subsidized housing developer located in Minneapolis,MN, works to build an inclusive,life-giving community by transforming relationships of fear into creative opportunities of mutual support. It's focus is to create a public community that will persist for the long-term, maintain the ability to deal with changing issues and be strong enough to consistently welcome and encourage new members and partnerships. Currently,Hope Community, Inc. is in the process of constructing The Wellstone as phase three of four in the Franklin Portland Gateway project, which is a four building housing project at the corner of Franklin and Portland Avenues. This project redesigns the four blocks just north of Franklin Avenue between Park and Portland Avenues to create an urban agriculture community. The goal of the project is to extend the mission of Hope Community, Inc. and reconnect the greater Phillips neighborhood with Elliot Park. The design was developed by combining the goals of Hope with existing conditions at the site and neighborhood scale. Problem statements and questions guiding this project include: What are some different aspects in programming needs between inner city parks and suburban parks? What are some ways design can respond to programming needs of inner city residents? What does a design that reconnects neighborhoods separated by freeways look like? What planning studies conducted by the city of Minneapolis within the last 5 years are expected to affect the Phillips neighborhood and Hope community, Inc?

Publication date: 
Conducted on behalf of Hope Community. Supported by Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
28 pp.
Online availability
Download from CURA: 
CURA call number: 

CURA Research Areas: