2014 News

Press Releases

City leaders react to new bonding bills

May 5, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) – In response to the proposed Minnesota Senate bonding bill released today, as well as the release of a revised House of Representatives bonding bill, both of which include $20 million in funding for the redesign of Nicollet Mall, City leaders released some statements.

Nicollet Mall redesign expected to spur more than $100 million in additional spending and create nearly 1,000 jobs

March 18, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) – A new independent economic impact study of the Nicollet Mall project found the reconstruction is expected to create $105.5 million in additional spending in Minnesota and 860 full-time equivalent jobs. The study was conducted earlier this year by Donjek and Anton Economics.

Nicollet Mall survey reveals Minnesotans want a more open, green public space and thriving retail and business district

Feb. 20, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) – After several months of collecting feedback, Minnesotans say they are in favor of a more open, green gathering space, a connection between the Mississippi River and Loring Park, a more vibrant business district and thriving retail scene on Nicollet Mall. To date, the City and the Downtown Improvement District received nearly 4,000 responses from online surveys and at public events.

City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Downtown Council, and design team to present Nicollet Mall redesign ideas and updates

Jan. 22, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) – On Feb. 19, the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Downtown Council and James Corner Field Operations, which is leading the Nicollet Mall redesign, will present the first round of design ideas for one of Minnesota’s premier main streets. The free event will take place in Pohlad Hall at the Central Library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with opportunities for the public to share thoughts and hear from the design team. A design presentation will take place at 5:15 p.m.

International Design Teams Compete to Redesign Nicollet Mall

Sept. 10, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Nicollet Mall, the pedestrian and transit corridor running through the heart of downtown Minneapolis is entering the first phase of its redesign project with a public event on September 17 at the Guthrie Theater.

Media Coverage

Making Nicollet Mall Safe and Welcoming for All

The Journal | Dec. 16, 2014
Officials give update on Nicollet Mall redesign

KARE 11| Dec. 15, 2014
Revised Nicollet Mall Redesign is Unveiled

Star Tribune | Dec. 12, 2014
Nicollet Mall Redesign Pictures Unveiled; Will they Impress Landlords?

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal | Dec. 12, 2014
Light walk will be focal point for redesigned Nicollet Mall

The Journal | Dec. 12, 2014
New Plans Unveiled For $50 Million Nicollet Mall Project

WCCO | Dec. 12, 2014
Art and light at new Nicollet Mall

Finance & Commerce | Dec. 12, 2014
Artwork, patios, light walk part of new design for $50M Nicollet Mall revamp

BringMeTheNews | Dec. 12, 2014
The latest on the Nicollet Mall redesign

MPR | Dec. 12, 2014
Developers to Give Update on Nicollet Mall Redesign

KSTP | Dec. 11, 2014