Downtown East’s New Park Has a Design; Still Needs Money

The following article by Mark Reilly has been published in the May 28, 2015 edition of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Downtown East’s New Park Has a Design; Still Needs Money


Planners have unveiled new images of the planned downtown Minneapolis park that will double as a plaza for Minnesota Vikings games.

The Star Tribune reports on the latest design by San Francisco-based landscape architect Hargreaves Associates, revealed at a public meeting Wednesday night. The park plan is built around large grassy ovals, with a reflecting pool that can be drained for more space.

A Minneapolis Downtown Council fundraising committee will now work on obtaining $22 million to cover the park’s construction and first year of operating expenses.

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