Mound Visions

Mound, MN

The City of Mound, a small community on Lake Minnetonka, commissioned HKGi to develop and manage their downtown revitalization effort called Mound Visions, a community-based approach to reinvigorating Mound's downtown through promotion, business enhancement and redevelopment. The ongoing Mound Visions plan includes a number of initiatives that together will create a new, pedestrian-oriented "main street" in the midst of a new retail district.

Initiatives recommended by the Plan include the Lost Lake Canal, a restored canal that once carried pleasure boats from "the Big Lake" to Mound during the area's resort heyday; the Lost Lake Greenway, a trail and custom-designed boardwalk / pier structure connecting the new downtown to the Canal; and the realignment of County Road 15, which will route calm traffic through the downtown core and open up additional space for new downtown development. Mound Visions has also guided the City in its redesign of the Mound Transit Center, which is located downtown, and the creation of Veteran's Memorial Park, which is adjacent to the transit center and the Dakota Rail Regional Trail.