City of Minneapolis calls for landscape architecture design for Peavy Plaza

The City of Minneapolis, in cooperation with the Minnesota Orchestral Association (MOA), is calling for Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for landscape architecture design services for the revitalization of Peavey Plaza, on Nicollet Mall, in downtown Minneapolis.

Peavey Plaza has suffered from a lack of investment over the years and modifications that have compromised the original design. Because of features inherent to its original design, including the large below-grade area and walls and fountains that obscure sight lines, the plaza presents unique challenges in terms of accessibility and public safety.

The MOA was awarded $16 million in bond funding from the Minnesota State Legislature during the 2010 session; $2 million of the funding is earmarked for Peavey Plaza. Estimated project cost is $5-$6 million. The City and MOA will be working together to secure the remaining funds for the development.

More information can be found on the City of Minneapolis website (.pdf; 373KB); qualifications are due on or before Friday, August 20, 2010, 2:30 p.m.