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Please join us in congratulating our 2017 Greening & Public Realm Award winners. Thank you to all who participated in this year's online public vote, and thank you to everyone who helps beautify downtown through adding greening and public realm enhancements. View the full press release here.

Small Activated Space

  • 100 Washington Square* - 36.70%
  • North Loop Parklet* - 36.70%
  • Gethsemane Episcopal Church – 26.60%

 

Small Green Space

  • 20 Washington Square – 45.29%
  • Target Corp – South Entry – 39.97%
  • American Academy of Neurology– 14.24%

 

Large Activated Space

  • The Commons – 63.17%
  • Hennepin County Government Center North & South Plazas – 21.57%
  • Target Field Station – 15.25%

 

Large Green Space

  • Loring Greenway – 33.65%
  • Mill Ruins Park* - 33.65%
  • Triangle Park – 17.06%
  • Cancer Survivors Park – 15.65%

 

Façade Greening

  • The Local – 55.48%
  • JB Hudson Jewelers – 24.09%
  • Capella Tower* - 20.49%

 

Public Art

  • 1010 Currie Mural by Bianca Pettis and Erin Sayer* - 35.77%
  • Orbicles by MINN_LAB* - 27.97%
  • Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch* - 22.93%
  • Inside Out Project* - 13.33%

 

Outdoor Café

  • Brit’s Pub – 38.01%
  • Monte Carlo* - 27.41%
  • McKinney Roe* - 20.55%
  • HopCat* - 14.03%

 

Streetscape Greening

  • Minneapolis Convention Center – 36.89%
  • Maverick Apartments* - 27.55%
  • Target Commons – 25.21%
  • Rock Island Lofts – 10.35%

 

Streetscape Green Infrastructure

  • Millwright* - 40.07%
  • Walker Art Center* - 31.79%
  • Hennepin & Lyndale Renovation* - 14.57%
  • Machine Shop* - 13.58%

 

Entryway Greening

  • Haskell’s* - 48.73%
  • City Hall – 24.53%
  • Textile Building* - 13.71%
  • Zenith Condos* - 13.03%

 

Public Realm Improvement

  • 1010 Currie Mural by Bianca Pettis & Erin Sayer* - 20.44%
  • Walker Art Center Grounds Renovation* - 19.43%
  • Millwright Building Streetscape* - 14.36%
  • Government Center North Plaza Fountain Restoration* - 9.80%
  • 100 Washington Square Renovation* - 8.61%
  • Hennepin/Lyndale Renovation* - 7.09%
  • HopCat Outdoor Café* - 5.41%
  • Orbicles by MINN_LAB* - 4.22%
  • Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch* 3.38%
  • Maverick Apartments Streetscape* - 2.70%
  • McKinney Roe Outdoor Café* - 2.70%
  • Inside Out Park* - 1.86%

 

Best Neighborhood

  • Loring Park – 45.45%
  • Downtown East – 26.78%
  • Elliot Park – 12.07%
  • Downtown West – 8.76%
  • North Loop – 6.94%

 

*-New Nominee in this category

 


2016 Greening Award Winners Announced

CLICK HERE to see the full list of 2016 winners, which includes 4 first-timers and one location that won a Greening Award for the 7th consecutive year.

About Greening & Public Realm Awards

The Annual Greening and Public Realm Awards are an initiative of the Mpls Downtown Improvement District to celebrate the outstanding examples of private greening and placemaking happening in downtown Minneapolis, and are intended to inspire all to work towards making downtown a greener and more vibrant place. Unlike the world-class park system that weaves thru our city’s neighborhoods, downtown is lacking in parks and green space to support our growing residential, business and visitor populations. We believe if each building in downtown was to place a single entryway planter on their property, the impact on the public realm would be tremendous and the work done by Mpls DID, Minneapolis Park Board and others would be strengthened.

By participating in the Annual Greening and Public Realm Awards you can help recognize the properties, businesses, and community groups who have created and maintained greening projects that contribute to a more beautiful downtown. 

View Past Winners