HKGi

HOISINGTON KOEGLER GROUP INC.

Downtown Streetscape

Chaska, MN

2017 SUCCESS STORIES IN IMPLEMENTATION AWARD
American Planning Association, Minnesota Chapter

HKGi led the community through the schematic design process to create a streetscape and public space improvement plan for Chaska’s downtown core, which includes City Square and City Hall Plaza, two important outdoor public spaces. The design process established a materials palette that can be used on future streetscape improvements throughout downtown Chaska. Streetscape plan details pulls their inspiration from Chaska’s manufacturing history, including Chaska Brick, which is used throughout downtown’s historical buildings, and iron, which reflects Chaska’s heritage as the original home of Ess Brothers Foundry. Chaska’s history is also reflected in design concepts for City Square renovations, and for a new concept called the Brick City Paseo, an innovative concept that combines gateway markers, strong pedestrian connections, and alleyway paseos to link the six-block historic core to City Hall Plaza. A parking analysis was also conducted as an important part of the planning process.