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4th Greening Awards

The Greening and Public Realm Awards recognize property owners, businesses, and community groups who have created and maintained public green spaces that help to enhance the vibrancy Downtown Minneapolis. The program honored twenty nine winners at an award ceremony on April 25, 2014.


Best Park

Gold Medal Park Minneapolis

Gold Medal Park

Best Outdoor Cafe - Large

Kieran's Irish Pub Minneapolis

Kieran’s Irish Pub & Arteka Companies

Best Outdoor Cafe - Small

MARQ VII Lounge Minneapolis

The Marquette Hotel – MARQ VII Lounge

Best Parking Lot

Westminster Minneapolis

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Best Plaza - Summer

Hennepin County Government Center

Hennepin County Government Center

Best Plaza - Winter

WCCO - TV Plaza

WCCO-TV

Best Residential

Loring Green West

Loring Green West

Best Restoration

Piazza On The Mall - Minneapolis

Piazza on the Mall - Westminster Presbyterian Church & The Musicant Group

Best Seasonal Lighting

Brit's Pub & Vincent A Restaurant

Brit's Pub & Vincent A Restaurant

Best Storefront - Summer

Seven Minneapolis

Seven

Best Storefront - Winter

Nicollet Island Inn

Nicollet Island Inn

Best Green Rooftop

Brit's Pub

Brit's Pub

Best Temporary Public Realm Installation

MIMMI Minneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center with Arts, Culture & Creative Economy Program and Northern Lights.mn

Best Street Tree Canopy Planting

222 Hennepin Ave

222 Hennepin - Ryan Companies & Arteka Landscaping

Best Street Tree Canopy Planting

North Loop Neighborhood Association

North Loop Neighborhood Association

Best Entryway - Summer

The Municipal Building   – Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse

The Municipal Building   – Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse

Best Entryway - Winter

ARIA Minneapolis

ARIA & GROW

Best Streetscape

Minneapolis Central Library - Hennepin County

Minneapolis Central Library - Hennepin County

Best Activation- Summer

Piazza On The Mall - Minneapolis

Piazza on the Mall - Westminster Presbyterian Church & The Musicant Group

Best Activation- Winter

Piazza On The Mall - Minneapolis

Piazza on the Mall - Westminster Presbyterian Church & The Musicant Group

Best Urban Agriculture

The Bachelor Farmer

The Bachelor Farmer Rooftop Garden

Best Window Boxes

Butler Square

Butler Square

Community Involvement

Loring Greenway

Loring Greenway Association


The Encore Awards

The Encore Award is presented to those entities that have exhibited exemplary contribution to the environment of downtown consistently, year after year. We thank them for their continued excellence and dedication to enhancing the downtown public realm. 

In 2013 the Encore Award winners were:

Back To Roots Project

The Back To Roots Project

Cancer Survivors Park Minneapolis

Cancer Survivor’s Park - Marquette Plaza

JB Hudson

JB Hudson & Your Enchanted Florist

Lunds Hennepin

Lunds Hennepin

Target Corporation Minneapolis

Target Corporation & Tangletown Gardens

The Local

The Local & Your Enchanted Florist