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Peavey Plaza Grand Opening
July 18 @ 11:30 am
Grand opening event · Thursday, July 18 at 11:30 a.m.
The City of Minneapolis is pleased to unveil the revitalized Peavey Plaza!
Please join elected officials and project partners for the ribbon cutting celebration of this downtown treasure.
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 began in May 2018 and the grand opening is planned for July 2019 to coincide with the Minnesota Orchestra summer season. The project is 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 contact Green Minneapolis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904.404.2669.