South Front Street Reconstruction

Mankato, MN | Public Works

Overview

ISG designed the reconstruction of three sections of a busy downtown area based on community visioning efforts.


Opportunity

The City of Mankato wanted to make this downtown street more a pedestrian-friendly area.

Solution

Consensus building design charrettes were held to engage business owners and community members into the process and to incorporate their feedback into the re-design of this important downtown street in the Entertainment District of City Center Mankato. The reconstruction of three sections along Front Street is part of a larger effort to remake the space into a more pedestrian-friendly, civic plaza-type area. The streets were narrowed to slow traffic so drivers can both see the local businesses and street happenings but also to increase safety for bikers and pedestrians. Sidewalks were widened and enhanced landscaping and streetscaping were added to accommodate patio seating al fresco style and give the area a public market style feel. The newly enhanced plaza and sidewalks also provide interaction with the outdoor environment and add an element of character to the area, as well as expand the capacity and seating options at local restaurants.


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