Press Releases

City and business officials announce next phase of Nicollet Mall reconstruction

June 15, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis Downtown Council President and CEO Steve Cramer and City Council Members Lisa Goodman and Jacob Frey today announced the Nicollet Mall Project’s next steps and timeline at a press conference on Nicollet Mall outside IDS Center.

Public meeting will provide update on Nicollet Mall redesign project

Feb. 2, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Get the latest information on the Nicollet Mall redesign project at a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10. The City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Downtown Council and James Corner Field Operations (JCFO) will provide a project update that includes modifications to the design and a revised construction timeline.

Nicollet Mall redesign team offers the most detailed look at plans to date

May 19, 2015 (MINNEAPOLIS) - The Nicollet Mall redesign team presented the most detailed view to date of how the new mall will look. Construction is set to begin later this summer, with a 2017 grand opening.

Plans for Nicollet Mall lighting, landscaping and wayfinding/branding featured at May 19 public event

May 6, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Plans for the redesign of Nicollet Mall are moving into the final stages. Check out the latest updates and see new design details at a Tuesday, May 19 public event.

Activity on Nicollet Mall to shift for construction

April 8, 2015 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Work to redesign and improve Nicollet Mall begins soon. This season, crews will begin upgrading and relocating power, gas, telecommunications, sanitary sewer and water lines beneath the street in advance of the complete reconstruction. Over the next two years, the entire pedestrian and transit mall will be reconstructed, from building face to building face.

City of Minneapolis issues call for artists for four Nicollet Mall projects

Feb. 9, 2015 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The City of Minneapolis is seeking artists for four projects as an important part of the redesign and reconstruction of the city’s downtown Nicollet Mall.

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.

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

Finance & Commerce | Dec. 12, 2014
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