New Nicollet Redevelopment

We're creating new places and opportunities on the former Kmart site in South Minneapolis.
Front exterior of old Kmart site with large parking lot in foreground.

Story of the site

Use our interactive tool to learn about the history of the New Nicollet Redevelopment site.

Current activities

The first phase of public engagement is complete. Read about community members visions for the former Kmart site and the new Nicollet Ave. 

The second phase of public engagement is currently underway.

The Phase II Part 1 survey closed on Friday, August 4th and the project team is analyzing the survey results. Stay tuned for additional engagement opportunities.

We will invite the public to give feedback on:

  • A design for the new Nicollet Ave
  • Ideas for public space(s) on the former Kmart site

Staff will bring recommendations to the Mayor and City Council in early 2024. Stay tuned for opportunities to get involved! 

Upcoming open house

  • Join us for an open house at the former Kmart site (Lake Street between First Avenue and Blaisdell)
    Tuesday, October 10 (rain date: Wednesday, October 11th)
    4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    All are welcome! 
    • Enjoy family-friendly activities
    • Learn about proposed design concepts for the New Nicollet roadway and public space.
    • Share your input and ask questions
  • View the event poster in several languages
  • Email the team

Opportunity for artists

We invite experienced artists to design and create a new public artwork as part of the New Nicollet project. The first phase focuses on the new street, the bridge, bikeway and pedestrian areas. Artists applying should have the capacity to work in a range of materials and scales.  

Learn more


Street design in progress

We are re-opening Nicollet Avenue between Lake Street and Cecil Newman Lane.

See the progress

Learn more

Watch a video on the project

Download a project guide

Contact us

New Nicollet Redevelopment Team

Rebecca Parrell