East Lake Street Corridor Study (2000)

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Looked at desired development along Lake Street from 36th Avenue to the River; envisioned reinforcing existing commercial nodes and encouraging higher-density residential or mixed use development, particularly at the River and in-fill development that could consolidate outdated commercial-retail uses, such as the two Super America stations and numerous used car lots; moderating Lake Street’s auto-oriented use to accommodate more walking and biking while also greening the street were also priorities.

Hiawatha-Lake Street Area Master Plan (2000)

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Expressed a desire to link commercial and residential uses with each other and with transit while acknowledging the existing non-pedestrian-friendly nature of the area; prioritizes Hi-Lake shopping center for redevelopment including residential and specialty retail; targets the CUB-Target-Rainbow area and former Edison School site for redevelopment; also envisions a pedestrian-bicycle loop around the area and a large Public Market Hall with housing above.