From Vacant Lot To Skate-able Park

From Vacant Lot To Skate-able Park

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On a busy street corner in North Minneapolis, there once stood a fenced-off, vacant lot. It was the site of a building Juxtaposition Arts had to tear down. While they worked to fund a new building, they weren’t about to let that space go to waste. What stands there now is a community gathering spot complete with some very cool artwork—and teenagers were a key part of the design process. Producer Emily Bright has the story.

Photo: Bird Coulter (arms spread) with architect/instructor Samuel Babatunde Ero-Phillips (left), Qadiym Washington (middle), and Juxta director Kristin Murray (right).