The City of Minneapolis and its partners officially unveiled the renovated Peavey Plaza on Thursday, July 18 during a lunch hour celebration.

The event featured remarks from Mayor Jacob Frey, City Council Member Lisa Goodman, mpls downtown council president & ceo Steve Cramer and Green Minneapolis chair David Wilson highlighting the work done by Coen+Partners and the public-private partnership from local businesses and city officials that helped make the Peavey Plaza revitalization possible.

Peavey Plaza originally opened in 1975 and was designed by renowned landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the new design by Coen+Partners kept Peavey Plaza’s original look intact while fixing the water fountains, adding ADA accessible ramps to the different tier levels, and adding green space within the plaza.

Here are a few photos from the grand opening event.