on Nov 04, 2011
Peavey Plaza plans receive Minneapolis City Council approval
Earlier this month, the Minneapolis City Council approved the re-design of Peavey Plaza, a one-acre public space on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, that was completed by oslund and assoc landscape architects with support from HR&A. This City-owned civic space, which has been the front yard of Orchestra Hall since the 1970s, has suffered from a lack of routine maintenance and capital reinvestment, even as its position as the primary outdoor event venue in downtown Minneapolis has taken hold. The result of a several-months collaboration between oslund and assoc, HR&A, and a committed group of stakeholders is a compelling design, programming strategy, and preliminary business model. The redesign of the deteriorating plaza was profiled in the the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which praised the plan for promising to restore safety, provide economic benefits, and incorporate sustainable design.