creating an extraordinary downtown
Throughout our 60-year history, we’ve had a work plans that span 10-15 years and provide us a vision for what the future of our downtown holds. Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan was implemented in 2011 and guides our initiatives and missions for creating an extraordinary downtown.
Today’s 21st Century Cities have strong and vibrant downtowns. The 2025 Plan brings the community together to ensure Minneapolis remains competitive and thriving today, tomorrow and in the decades to come. That includes public, private and non-profit businesses, residents and stakeholders alike working as one.
The 2025 Plan has 10 core initiatives that focus on downtown development, greening and public realm, downtown experience, transportation, ending street homelessness and launching a festival of ideas. These initiatives work hand-in-hand to create a flourishing downtown environment for those who live, work, play and explore here. Read the full 2025 Plan.
Our six committees and approximately 300 volunteers are working year-round to produce events, advocate for legislation, build connections and much more—all of which helps our downtown thrive. When you visit, you’ll see The 2025 Plan influence in new office buildings, the growing residential population, enhanced transit, The Commons, Nicollet and more.
The 2025 Plan looks to the future, is a vessel for progress, brings work groups together and strives for an inclusive community. It advocates for a safe and vibrant community, acts as a voice for local businesses, and helps instill a residential feel for our five downtown neighborhoods. Because of this, its goals indirectly overlap with many other mpls downtown council initiatives and collaborations taking place in downtown each year. Programs like Pianos on Parade, Go Outside with Hennepin County, Made Here MN, Aquatennial, Holidazzle, The Minneapolis Big Build and many others work in unison with The 2025 Plan to create an extraordinary downtown.
how it works
The 2025 Plan’s six committees are comprised of people who live, work, play and explore downtown. If you’re interested in volunteering on a specific committee, we’d love to have you. Learn More