LOCATION : Mankato, MN
CLIENT : City Center Partnership
ARCHITECT : Paulsen Architects
In an effort to improve the economic viability, market position, and accessibility of the Front Street Corridor in downtown Mankato, we worked collaboratively with the city and partners to develop the Front Street Connectivity Plan.The design guidelines focus on:
- Improving pedestrian connectivity through strong branding and increased wayfinding signage.
- Improving the flexibility and safety of two urban plazas to accommodate the diverse users of downtown Mankato. The new designs redefine the plazas as central “Town Squares” that provide gathering and event spaces.
- Improving the streetscapes through vegetation, lighting, public art, wider sidewalks, signage, and outdoor seating.