Changing Aging Blog

Woonerf Next to Abiitan Now in Place
Date: Sep 16th, 2016 11:53am


Ecumen Communications

Ecumen is among a trio of developers bringing senior housing to downtown Minneapolis in the Mill City district along the riverfront.  One of the acclaimed features next to Ecumen’s Abiitan apartment community is a “woonerf” — a Dutch-inspired concept for a shared pedestrian, bike and car street.

The Star Tribune’s Steve Brandt reports that the woonerf is now in place and gives background on its development. He writes that the woonerf is likely to draw crowds once the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board links it to nearby W. River Parkway riverfront trails for foot and bike traffic. 

Abiitan is scheduled to open in late December 2016.  For more information go to or call 877-749-5933.

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