Team chosen to redesign Nicollet Mall

The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council announced today that James Corner Field Operations has been chosen as the team that will redesign Nicollet Mall, pending final approval from the Minneapolis City Council. James Corner Field Operations was one of three final teams to present their visions for Nicollet Mall at a public event at the Guthrie Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The three teams were chosen as finalists from among 20 initial submissions from firms around the world.

James Corner Field Operations is a leading-edge urban design and landscape architecture practice based in New York City. Previous work includes the High Line in New York City and the transformation of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The City Council will consider final approval for the winning design team at its Oct. 4 meeting. Following final approval, the City and Minneapolis Downtown Council will get to work with James Corner Field Operations to develop an official design. As the team begins its work on the design, the public will have many opportunities to share their ideas and feedback on the future of Nicollet Mall. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015 with an expected completion date in 2016.

For more information about Nicollet Mall and to read about the project’s progress, visit

Published Sep 19, 2013