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Please take a short survey about Peavey Plaza to help shape future interpretation and/or programming: You and Peavey Plaza
Built in 1974, the plaza on Nicollet Mall designed by landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg is a notable example of modernist architecture. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
Highlights of the revitalization project include restoring the plaza’s fountains and water features, adding more durable and environmentally friendly paving materials, updating lighting and making design updates to ensure the plaza is compliant with the Americans with Disability Act. The City has a contract with the landscape architecture firm Coen+Partners and Global Specialty Contractors for the rehabilitation work.
Construction on the plaza will run through June 2019 with a grand opening planned for July 2019 to coincide with the Minnesota Orchestra summer season. The project will be funded with $4 million from the City of Minneapolis, $2 million from the State of Minnesota and $4 million in private donations raised by the Minneapolis Downtown Council and Green Minneapolis, a not-for-profit multi-project conservancy.
The Peavey Plaza revitalization project team held more than 50 meetings in the last year to gather feedback from a variety of stakeholders, including residents, safety specialists, historic preservationists and accessibility representatives, among others.
Please note: If you are interested in information about permits, please visit the City of Minneapolis Public Works permits page for details.
On May 14, 2018 City leaders celebrated the start of construction on Peavey Plaza: Construction starts on Peavey Plaza
On May 8, 2018 the City of Minneapolis entered into a contract with Global Specialty Contractors, Inc. to complete the rehabilitation work at Peavey Plaza. Work will start on the Plaza on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Perimeter fencing will be put up for site management and safety and there will be pedestrian and traffic impacts on 12th Street. Work will continue throughout the construction season and updates will be posted on this page.
2017-18 Stakeholder Meetings
Use the information below to review the information shared and discussed at the meetings.
- February 22, 2017 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Presentation
- March 22, 2017 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Presentation
- March 22, 2017 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - HSR Summary Table
- April19, 2017 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Presentation
- June 14, 2017 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Presentation
- August 3, 2017 1:30 - 3:00pm - Presentation
- October 18, 2017 - Technical Team Presentation
- January 17, 2018 4:00 - 5:00pm - Presentation
30% Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office submittals
In the 30% Comments from SHPO, there was a recommendation for the City to host a consultation meeting with SHPO and interested consulting parties.
The City hosted two sessions on July 18 and August 3.
- August 3 - Presentation Meeting Minutes
60% Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office design submittals
90% Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office design submittal
- Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office Comments
- January 17 - Peavey Stakeholder Meeting Presentation
No meetings are currently scheduled. Please check back for future meeting details.
Room finding: Use this map of Orchestra Hall: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/images/venues/orchestrahall_lobbymap.pdf to find the Kathy and Charlie Cunningham Green Room - it overlooks Peavey Plaza.
Project contact for comments or questions: Jennifer Swanson 612.673.2529 or [email protected]
Last updated Feb 15, 2019