Public engagement

We share the three phases of our New Nicollet Redevelopment engagement process and a focus area map.
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Engagement focus area

People who live, work, shop and visit this area will be most affected by the redevelopment. We want to engage you in our planning.

Our engagement focus area extends one half mile in each direction beyond the redevelopment area. It includes portions of the following neighborhoods.

  • Central
  • Lyndale
  • Whittier
  • Phillips West 

Our engagement focus area includes everything between:

  • 26th Street on the north
  • Portland Avenue on the east
  • 34th Street on the south
  • Lyndale Avenue on the west

Explore the public engagement focus area on our interactive map


Complete the survey to provide input


Phase 1: Launch and Listen

Create open dialogues with community members who live, work, shop and visit the area. Develop the Characteristics of Success.

The City is working with a diverse group on the first phase of community engagement. The partners include:

  • NEOO Partners Inc.
  • Whittier Alliance
  • Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
  • Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)
  • Lyndale Neighborhood Association
  • Fortune Relief and Youth Empowerment Organization (FRAYEO)
  • Lake Street Council
2022 — 2023

Phase 2: Public Space Plan and New Nicollet Layout Plan

Develop designs for new streets and gathering spaces on the site.


A design and engineering consultant team will assist us with:

  • Design workshops
  • Selecting preferred option
Guiding documents

We'll respond to community needs and Characteristics of Success identified during the Launch and Listen phase.


These plans will require final approval by the City Council and Mayor.

2023 and beyond

Phase 3: Development sites

Discuss future development on the site.

  • Engage the public in conversations about topics like:
    • Proposal reviews
    • Amount and location of affordable housing
    • Size and location of commercial spaces
    • Parking strategies
    • How building height and design relates to public space

Contact us

New Nicollet Redevelopment Team

Rebecca Parrell