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Minneapolis breaks ground on massive downtown east development

Minneapolis breaks ground on massive downtown east development | green streets | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, workers broke ground on the largest Twin Cities real estate development project in two decades. Budding off a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, designed by HKS, locally based Ryan Companies saw an opportunity to redefine the Minneapolis neighborhood of Downtown East.

Their five-block mixed-use development will include two 18-story office towers for Wells Fargo, six levels of parking with more than 1,600 spaces, about 24,000 square feet of retail space, 193 apartments and a four-acre urban park near the new stadium’s northwest corner. Wells Fargo currently has 5,000 employees scattered across more than a dozen offices throughout the area.

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Placemaking & Minneapolis: The arts take the lead

Placemaking & Minneapolis: The arts take the lead | green streets | Scoop.it

There's always something happening on Hennepin Avenue. The wide, lively downtown Minneapolis boulevard has long specialized in entertainment, from the funky to the family-friendly to the high-cultural. It's also had its share of development woes. Now it's slated to be part of an ambitious project that will link it closely with the Walker Art Center at one end and the bustling redeveloped riverfront at the other. The method? Placemaking, with an accent on the arts.

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