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HOISINGTON KOEGLER GROUP INC.

Bassett Creek Valley Master Plan & Linden Yards Redevelopment Plan

Minneapolis, MN

2007 MERIT AWARD FOR PLANNING
American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota

The Bassett Creek Valley Master Plan establishes a new vision for Bassett Creek Valley, advocating redevelopment of an outmoded industrial landscape into a new urban village of vibrant mixed-use districts and quiet residential streets. The plan promotes restoration of long-neglected Bassett Creek as the symbolic thread knitting together the Valley's urban fabric. The plan proposes three thousand new housing units, 2.5 million square feet of commercial space and 40 acres of newly-established open space.

The planning process included an extensive community engagement process that helped build consensus across a diverse range of stakeholder needs and desires. Due to the success of this community engagement process and the project area's advantageous location at the doorstep of downtown Minneapolis, Bassett Creek Valley has the potential to be a national model for urban neighborhood redevelopment that truly defines how a community can shape its future.