City Council committee prefers 'phased re-opening' of 38th and Chicago, worries about winter services

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 18: Artwork is posted outside the Cup Foods at 38th St and Chicago Avenue on June 18, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The intersection, dubbed "George Floyd Square", has become the site of an ongoing memorial for George Floyd,

A Minneapolis City Council committee is discussing the future of the intersection of 38th and Chicago, the site of George Floyd’s death.

The south Minneapolis intersection is now home to a growing memorial that some residents want left untouched.

During the meeting, city staff briefed the committee on the future of the memorial, saying it has been impossible to build consensus. The city said it remains focused on a "phased re-opening."

Staff expressed concerns about wintertime services in the neighborhood given the current barricades. 

The City Council's Policy and Government Oversight Committee is “Receiving and filing a report on the current status and future work on the intersection of 38th and Chicago Ave.” according to the agenda posted to the city’s website.