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City leaders react to new bonding bills

MINNEAPOLIS (May 5, 2014) – 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 the following statements:

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

MINNEAPOLIS (March 18, 2014) – 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
James Corner Field Operations offers a glimpse at design directionMINNEAPOLIS (February 20, 2014) – 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
Public presentation Feb. 19 at Central LibraryMINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 22, 2014) – 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 ofdesign 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.

Minneapolis City Council Approves Choice of James Corner to Redesign Nicollet Mall

MINNEAPOLIS (October 4, 2013) – The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously today to approve James Corner Field Operations as the official design team for the makeover of Nicollet Mall.

International Design Teams Compete to Redesign Nicollet Mall

MINNEAPOLIS (September 10, 2013) – 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.


More details for Nicollet Mall redesign unveiled
MPR | May 15, 2014

From Nicollet Mall to ‘Nicollet Mile’
Finance & Commerce | May 14, 2014

Nicollet Mall to be renamed and rebuilt as the new Nicollet Mile
Kare 11 News | May 14, 2014

Nicollet Mall Redesign Plans Unveiled
KSTP | May 14, 2014

‘Nicollet Mile’ Will Add Trees, Seating Areas
WCCO | May 14, 2014

New designs unveiled for downtown’s Nicollet Mall
Bring Me The News | May 14, 2014

9 photos of future Nicollet Mall redesign
My Fox 9 News | May 14, 2014

‘Nicollet Mile’ architect unveils latest designs
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | May 14, 2014

Minneapolis and the Siren Song of Economic Impacts
Minn Post | March 25, 2014

$50 Million Nicollet Mall Rehab Would Boost Downtown, Study Says
Star Tribune | March 20, 2014

Nicollet Mall Update Can Offer Downtown a Final Flourish
Star Tribune | March 13, 2014

City Asks for State Funds to Renovate Nicollet Mall
Minnesota Daily | March 5, 2014

Nicollet Mall-Minneapolis-JCFO
World Landscape Architecture | March 5, 2014

Renderings for the New Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | March 3, 2014

Latest Nicollet Mall Redesign Concepts Unveiled
The Journal | February 25, 2014

Nicollet Mall: Link Skyways to Streets, Go Green
Star Tribune | February 20, 2014

Nicollet Mall Redesign Firm Asking for Public Input
MPR News | February 19, 2014

Public Weighs in on Nicollet Mall Redesign
KSTP | February 19, 2014

James Corner Field Operations Chosen to Design Nicollet Mall
MINNEAPOLIS | September 19, 2013

The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council announced today that James Corner Field Operations has been chosen as the team that will redesign Nicollet Mall, pending final approval from the Minneapolis City Council. James Corner Field Operations was one of three final teams to present their visions for Nicollet Mall at a public event at the Guthrie Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The three teams were chosen as finalists from among 20 initial submissions from firms around the world.

Nicollet Mall Design Contest Kicks off
MPR | July 2, 2013

Minneapolis Calling for Re-Design of Nicollet Mall
WCCO | June 20, 2013

Reconsidering the Nicollet Mall Redesign
Star Tribune | April 16, 2013