MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Plans have been abandoned for a controversial 800-space parking ramp in the North Loop are of Minneapolis.
According to the Star Tribune, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis announced its decision to abandon plans for the parking ramp Wednesday morning.READ MORE: Twins' Triple, 2 Bases-Loaded Walks In 10th Beat Texas
Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari said the bank will be using the next couple months to review options “to meet the needs of our 1,200 staff and numerous visitors.”READ MORE: Severe Blood Shortage Nationwide Impacting Minnesota Hospitals
The Federal Reserve wanted to build the ramp behind The Bachelor Farmer restaurant that would be five stories tall with 800 spaces.
Earlier in July, the Minneapolis Planning Commission voted to deny the plan. There was also a grassroots effort to stop it from being built.MORE NEWS: Investigators ID Person Whose Body Parts Were Found In NE Mpls. As Adam Richard Johnson
Organizers say the ramp would bring too many cars to the area, which could be a problem for pedestrians and bikers.