We’re planning to modernize Nicollet Mall to make it a prominent, world-class destination for Minnesotans, businesses and visitors. We have New York-based James Corner Field Operations (JCFO) on board creating the design, and people like you providing the vision. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a destination that will strengthen our competitiveness in retaining and attracting employers and jobs. With more vibrant retail and restaurants and enhanced green space, the new Nicollet Mall will be the attraction our region needs for a strong economy.
Guided by the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council, and supported by a unique collaboration between public and private entities, the revitalization of Nicollet Mall will elevate our status nationwide and enable our visitors to truly experience everything we have to offer.
The latest concept designs by JCFO illustrate a corridor for living, working, playing and shopping. They include building connections between the street and the skyways, linking Loring Park and the Mississippi River, and bring together business owners, residents, visitors and workers. Additional elements include shared surfaces for buses, bikes and pedestrians; tiered seating and bonfire pits for gathering; expansive green space, heated sidewalks and more.
The short-term investment in renovating Nicollet Mall will reap long-term gains for the city as well as the entire state. The reconstruction is expected to create $105.5 million in additional spending in Minnesota and close to 1,000 full-time jobs.
Nicollet Mall is first impression many travelers have of our state, and we want those visitors to realize that Minnesota is a dynamic and inspired place. Help us make the mall a better destination for our region.
Nicollet Mall by the numbers:
- 130,000 employees use Nicollet Mall each day
- Over 34 million square feet of office space
- 3 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered on the Mall (U.S. Bank, Xcel Energy and Target)
- 22,000 construction jobs anticipated over the next decade+
- 35,000 current downtown Minneapolis residents
- By 2025, the goal is to have 70,000 Downtown Minneapolis residents
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