Social design issue
In a big city like Minneapolis I believe that there is only one thing that is missing when it is compared to other cities in the nation. When it comes to New York City specifically, one of the main things that stands out is the presence of Central Park. The idea of a major place to get away from the big city atmosphere and be able to relax and do anything from read a book under a tree, feed some ducks in a small pond, bird watch, or even just walk the trails. From what I've seen of the city there are definitely some accessible running and biking trails along the river, and there seem to be smaller grassy areas and parks but there is not a major park where a lot of Minneapolis residence can relax. It would also be very convinient to put it near the University campus so that many of the stressed out students good go to hang out or even get some studying time in.