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Congratulations to our 2019 winners

The DID announced this year's 2019 Greening and Public Realm Award winners. This year's group features seven first-time winners as well as one that won for its 10th year in a row. Click Here to learn more about this year's winners and view the voting tally. Thank you to all who participated in this year's voting process, and thank you to all who continue to help add greening to our downtown community. 


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. 


2019 Greening & Public Realm Award Winners

Small Activated Space

  • Mill City Farmers Market* - 47.35%
  • Gethsemane Community Garden – 40.24%
  • Open Book Parklet* - 12.41%

Small Green Space

  • Gateway Park* - 50.76%
  • Hennepin Healthcare Pocket Park – 21.28%
  • WCCO Plaza – 21.12%
  • RSM Plaza – Pocket Park* - 6.84%

Large Activated Space

  • Loring Park – 36.96%
  • The Commons – 32.34%
  • Nicollet 21.76%
  • Hennepin County Government Center – 8.94%

Large Green Space

  • Loring Greenway – 49.22%
  • Peavey Plaza – 21.72%
  • Gold Medal Park – 21.02%
  • Triangle Park – 8.04%

Façade Greening

  • The Local – 47.86%
  • Lenox Brownstones – 27.77%
  • Borealis North Loop Apartments* - 24.37%

Public Art

  • Nimbus* - 56.37%
  • Radical Playground* - 27.89%
  • Hennepin Theatre Trust – It’s the People* - 15.74%

Outdoor Café

  • Barrio* - 28.10%
  • The News Room – 27.64%
  • Bachelor Farmer Café – 25.08%
  • The Freehouse* - 19.18%

Streetscape

  • Grant Park Median* - 48.26%
  • Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot* - 35.80%
  • HQ Apartments – 15.93%

Streetscape Infrastructure

  • Minneapolis Convention Center – 44.41%
  • Hennepin-Lyndale Crossroads – 37.16%
  • North Loop Washington Avenue* - 18.43%

Entryway Greening

  • Demi (Parking Lot)* - 45.85%
  • The Marquette Hotel – 32.36%
  • Canopy by Hilton* - 11.22%
  • Cynthia Froid Group – 10.57%

Public Realm Improvement

  • Peavey Plaza – 49.21%
  • Borealis North Loop Apartments – 14.82%
  • Nimbus – 12.37%
  • Hennepin Theatre Trust – It’s the People – 5.61%
  • Grant Park Median – 4.89%
  • Barrio – 4.46%
  • Radical Playground – 4.17%
  • Open Book Parklet – 2.88%
  • RSM Plaza – Pocket Park – 1.58%

Best Neighborhood

  • Loring Park – 52.46%
  • North Loop – 14.06%
  • Elliot Park – 13.48%
  • Downtown East – 10.00%
  • Downtown West – 10.00%

 

 

*-First-time in this category

 

Congratulations to 2018's winners

Please join us in congratulating our 2018 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 press release.