The place where Floyd took a breath, at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, has since been turned into a monument and maintained by volunteers.
“The name is intended to honor George Perry Floyd Jr., who was assassinated on May 25, 2020,” Minneapolis Director of Public Works Robin Hutson said in a summary of the land use application.
“Adding commemorative names will not affect street addressing. Signal signs indicating the naming of commemorative streets will only be placed at the intersection of 38th St. E and Chicago Ave,”
Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police contributed to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, with Floyd and other black victims of police violence, such as Breonna Taylor, becoming the faces of the movement.