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Downtown Monticello Master Plan

Downtown Monticello has seen very little investment activity since their previous Master Plan in 2009, which proposed a radical change to the fabric of the city – one that abandoned their historic Main Street in favor of suburban development patterns. This new plan proposes a different approach – one that builds off the existing strengths..

Rice Creek Commons

Master Plan The Rice Creek Commons Master Plan, formerly TCAAP, sets the vision for redevelopment of a 430-acre site that is located 15 minutes from the downtowns of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The Plan establishes three distinct neighborhoods connected by a blue-green chain of lakes and vast green space that organizes stormwater and provides opportunities for..

Metro Transit Heywood Master Plan

Master Plan, Sustainable Design Features The Heywood Campus Master Plan creates a holistic campus design for Metro Transit’s Bus Operations and Administration in the heart of Minneapolis’ burgeoning North Loop neighborhood. The site itself is the project’s biggest challenge to meeting the goals of creating a campus-like environment and unmistakable front door, connecting more strongly to the..

Sixth Avenue East Corridor Redevelopment Strategy

Redevelopment Strategy Overlooking Lake Superior, Sixth Avenue East occupies a prime location near downtown Duluth. High-speed traffic on the wide, busy roadway creates a barrier between two neighborhoods and deters walking and biking. The Redevelopment Strategy supports the neighborhoods’ vision for a walkable, mixed-use commercial node by recommending redevelopment of the larger Sixth Avenue corridor...

Chaplain Schmitt Island Master Plan

Master Plan The Schmitt Island Master Plan creates a long-term vision for a city-owned island in the Mississippi River near downtown Dubuque. The plan aims to weave new opportunities for recreation and development within the existing framework of the island; thereby, connecting otherwise disjointed amenities and infrastructure such as a casino, boat launch, softball fields,..

Robert Street Corridor Plan

Corridor Plan This once strong retail corridor connects West Saint Paul to Downtown Saint Paul. Regional growth and changing consumer patterns have sent this 2.5-mile corridor into a gradual decline over the last two decades. Integrating primary retail into concentrated mixed-use spaces in defined locations reverses this regression by diversifying land uses. The Robert Street..

South Boulder Road Small Area Plan

Small Area Plan In the rapidly growing Front Range town of Louisville, South Boulder Road is expected to develop rapidly in the next 20 years, given its dual-functionality as a regional commuter route and a local shopping center. Cuningham Group re-imagined its current horizontal mix of uses and suburban development patterns to provide the area..

Prospect Park District Vision

District Vision Prospect North is a vibrant, walkable urban district characterized by an inviting framework of restorative and multi-functional parks, plazas, trails, and walkways which link the world-renowned Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway and other regional systems. It is envisioned that this district will host an integrated community energy system utilizing renewable fuels and innovative..

Greater Lowertown Master Plan

Master Plan The Greater Lowertown Master Plan is organized at the neighborhood grass-roots level and focused around the 4th Street Station Area on the Central Corridor light rail line. Future development and investment are closely intertwined with this area, as the most mature transit-oriented village in the Twin Cities. The Master Plan addresses a range..

Greenbush/Vilas Housing Revitalization Plan

Revitalization Plan Cuningham Group, the neighborhood associations, the University of Wisconsin, and the Meriter and St. Mary’s Hospitals collaborated to develop a neighborhood revitalization strategy. The Greenbush/Vilas Housing Revitalization Plan creates strategies to increase neighborhood homeownership, better manage rental housing, and support a healthy community through the creation of public amenities.  

Marcy-Holmes Urban Design Plan

Urban Design Plan The 15th Avenue SE Urban Design Plan presents a rationale vision for widespread growth across several blocks along the historic neighborhood’s eastern edge, nestled between Downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. The Plan conveys the neighborhood’s expectations for public benefits and amenities in return for its support of new higher density..

University District Alliance

District Vision The District Alliance brings the University of Minnesota and the four surrounding neighborhoods together to create a new District Vision organized around place-making principles. This framework reinforces great streets, urban village patterns (T.O.D.) at new LRT stations, sustainable practices, and supports a wide variety of uses. The District Alliance provides initial vision and..