The following article by Kristen Leigh Painter was published in the January 13, 2016 issue of the Star Tribune.
Business Donations Help New Downtown Park Get Halfway to $22M Goal
A rendering of the Downtown East Commons park, near the new Vikings stadium
Some of the Twin Cities’ most recognizable corporations have kicked in to build the new park on the east end of downtown Minneapolis, helping to get the project about halfway to its financial goal, fundraisers said Tuesday.
The two-block park, called the Commons, is the hallmark of the Downtown East redevelopment project near the new U.S. Bank Stadium. But it has been challenging to pull together because of questions about funding and maintenance.