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The 2010 Greening Awards

The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID) is proud to announce the winners of its first annual Greening Awards. The Greening Awards, a recognition program by the DID Greening Committee, was established to pay tribute to community greening champions in Downtown Minneapolis, and to demonstrate how both small and large greening projects can transform our environment.

The Greening Award recognizes civic associations, businesses, municipalities and community groups who have created and maintained public green spaces that help to enhance the public realm in Downtown Minneapolis. The program honored nine recipients at an award ceremony on January 10, 2011.


The Winners

Best Entryway- Large

Target Corporation - Target Plaza South Entry

Best Entryway- Small

Winner: YWCA - Nicollet Mall Entryway

Best Outdoor Café

The Local & Your Enchanted Florist

Best Park - Small Scale

St. Olaf Catholic Church - Assisi on 9th

Best Park - Large Scale

FRM Associates LLC - Cancer Survivor's Park

Best Plaza

WCCO TV - Marquette Avenue Garden

Best Parking Lot Greening

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans - 5th Avenue Parking Lot Edge.

Community Involvement

Loring Greenway Association - Loring Greenway Beautification

Best Restoration

Hines Companies - Sculpture, Plaza & Reflecting Pond 20 Washington Avenue