With the redesign of our signature street, Nicollet, the opening of the new U.S. Bank Stadium and Commons Park, and a major renovation to Target Center, the heart of downtown will be bolder, greener and more inviting than ever.
Renovations at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker Art Center and the new Water Works Park on the riverfront will take already world-class amenities and make them even better. Add to that major residential, office and hotel development, a new Athletes Village at the University of Minnesota, and the complete rebuilding of several key streets, and Minneapolis is truly a city that’s transforming in a big way. Check out the projects below, or for more detail, visit www.MplsBuild.com.
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MINNEAPOLIS SCULPTURE GARDEN AND WALKER ART CENTER
The Sculpture Garden renovation is a partnership between the Walker Arts Center and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board to create a more unified, one-campus feel to the 19-acre urban green space. The park will include 16 new pieces of art, a new entry pavilion for the Walker, new greening on Hennepin Avenue, and the addition of hundreds of new trees to the Walker hillside and the Garden.
The RiverFirst initiative is a partnership between the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board to develop riverfront parks and trails on both sides of the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis to the northern city limits. The RiverFirst initiative will provide opportunities for recreation, walking, biking, historical interpretation, artistic performance, and civic engagement.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ATHLETES VILLAGE
The cornerstone of the Athletes Village project is the new Land O'Lakes Center for Excellence, which will house a new academic center, Gopher Athletics' first nutrition center, as well as a leadership center focused on developing life skills, leadership and preparing student-athletes for successful professional careers outside of sports. The Village will include a new basketball development center, which will have dedicated practice and administrative spaces for both the men's and women's basketball program, as well as a new indoor practice facility for football and a football performance center with strength and conditioning space, athletic training, offices, team rooms and more.