Goals and expectations

The New Nicollet Redevelopment will reconnect and serve the people who live here.

Getting to a different outcome

The New Nicollet Development can improve the lives of the people who live and work in the area.


Reconnect people and places 

  • Reconnect Nicollet Ave between Lake Street and Cecil Newman  
  • Improve access to the Midtown Greenway
  • Bridge the experiences north and south of the site. This includes:
    • Building shapes and functions
    • Amenities
    • Neighborhood feel

Build for who's here

  • Build affordable housing, including units that are:
    • At or below 30% Area Median Income (AMI)
    • Made for vulnerable populations
    • Relevant to surrounding communities
  • Keep existing residents and businesses. Preserve and use community assets.
  • Help community businesses grow
  • Design to reflect area cultures
  • Include space for new community services
  • Seek multi-cultural ways to build community wealth and ownership during development

Let people live, work, shop, and play here 

  • Add housing on the site
  • Add more goods and services that fulfill day-to-day needs
  • Create outdoor public space for:
    • Recreation
    • Leisure
    • Gathering

Build safe, fair and sustainable transportation networks

  • Design for walker safety, access and comfort 
  • Provide bicycle connections in the project area for all ages and abilities
  • Support fast, frequent and reliable transit service

Design safe and healthy communities 

  • Use sustainable building design in materials and energy sources
  • Design, build and maintain safe, healthy public spaces
  • Include more trees, green spaces and greening
  • Use green infrastructure to collect and treat stormwater

See an interactive map of the area



Get more details about what to expect for Nicollet Avenue; transit, walking and biking connections; public space;, housing and retail development; anti-displacement; sustainability and more.

Contact us

New Nicollet Redevelopment Team

Rebecca Parrell