See new concepts for Nicollet Mall May 14

The public is invited to a two-part event at noon and 4:30, May 14, unveiling updated design concepts for Nicollet Mall.

At noon at the IDS Center, James Corner from the design and architecture firm James Corner Field Operations will share a preview of the design. Images of the proposed design will also be available to preview inside the Crystal Court. Folks will have a chance to meet the design team and City staff working on the project, and seventh and eighth grade students from Allison Rubin Forester's Dance as Art & Culture class at Barton Open School in Minneapolis will perform. Food vendors will be nearby.

From 4:30-6:30 p.m., the public is also invited to visit the Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, for a complete design presentation at 5 p.m. along with a question-and-answer session.

This is the fourth public event held by the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Downtown Council and James Corner Field Operations to gather feedback and share design concept progress with Minnesotans.

Since the 1880s, Nicollet Mall has been a retail and business hub for Minneapolis. The mall has been through a major renovation in 1968 and again in the 1980s. Today the space is home to events such as the Nicollet Mall farmers market and is used by 130,000 Minnesotans daily.

For more information on the Nicollet Mall redesign project, go to nicolletmallproject.com.

Published May 13, 2014