New Minneapolis, 2025

Get ready for the new shape of Minneapolis....in 2025

Doubling the number of downtown residents,  linking Nicollet Mall to the Mississippi, removing the metrodome & better transportation are all part of the  $2 billion Plan for the City.   

Spearheaded by the Downtown Council, a group of business leaders, the Downtown 2025 plan to be released Wednesday calls for doubling the number of residents, in part by leveling the Metrodome to make way for a new neighborhood.

The far-ranging blueprint connects the district's assets -- including the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater, corporate headquarters, sports venues, rail and bus transportation -- to create a "flourishing 21st-century city." JANET MOORE and ERIC ROPER Strib

John Griffith, Target Corp.’s executive vice president for property development and a leader of the Downtown 2025 planning effort, said a “good number” of the 10 initiatives outlined in the 2025 plan “hinge on this one key catalyst” of doubling the number of downtown residents from the current 34,000 to 70,000 in 2025. BRIAN JOHNSON for Finance & Commerce

 Here are 10 major initiatives in the plan:

  1. Doubling downtown Minneapolis’ residential population to 70,000.
  2. Transform Nicollet Mall into a “must see” destination.
  3. Build Gateway Park connecting the core of downtown to the Mississippi River
  4. Create a consistently compelling downtown experience of arts and entertainment experiences
  5. Establish a downtown sports district that includes a new Vikings stadium, remodeled Target Center and updated Farmer's Market
  6. Lead the nation in transportation options.
  7. Create and sustain a green infrastructure.
  8. Forge connections to the University of Minnesota through a new residential district on the Metrodome site.
  9. End street homelessness.
  10. Launch a festival of ideas modeled after similar events in other cities.

Click HERE to learn more about the plan
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