Edina's GrandView District is one of the largest redevelopment sites within the city's boundaries, and is also an historically-important commercial and civic location. Many changes in the District’s land uses prompted the initiation of a community-led process to plan for its future - in consultation with residents, property owners, business owners and commercial property owners, to produce a guide for redevelopment.
CDG worked closely with other consulting firms and with representatives of the 50-member GrandView Steering Committee to develop a small area plan that includes recommendations covering land use, community needs, multi-modal transportation, and market analysis and finance.
Principles and issues which were prominent components of our team’s approach include the importance and role of mixed-use development, pedestrian and bicycle circulation and access, the future use of a nearby heavy rail corridor for transit, and the careful incorporation of public green space into any final redevelopment, as well as the preservation of the current business and commercial mix for economic and community benefits for the immediate area.
- Document: GrandView District Development Framework