City of Hastings, Minnesota
The City of Hastings wanted to revitalize and reconnect their downtown to the Mississippi River and leverage the nearby regional trail connection. Bolton & Menk collaborated with the city to develop a three-phase Downtown Riverfront Renaissance project. Phases one and three focused primarily on the downtown infrastructure, while phase two focused on Levee Park, a prominent park straddling the Mississippi River, Mississippi River Regional Trail, and downtown business district.
Collaboration with city staff, stakeholder groups, and the public aided in the development of a park master plan. The master plan included enhancements to the regional trail, an amphitheater, musical playground, ice skating rink, branding and signage, and a veterans memorial. Final design services, including construction document development and construction administration, were also completed.
The completion of this riverfront improvement project succeeded in connecting the park and trail to downtown Hastings, enhancing the user experience of park, trail, and downtown visitors, and creating a regional destination that users will want to visit time and again.
American Public Works Association – 2018 Small Cities/Rural Communities Public Works Project of the Year: Structures
American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota – 2017 Honor Award
Minnesota Chapter of the American Public Works Association – 2017 Project of the Year Honorable Mention
Minnesota Recreation and Park Association – 2017 Award of Excellence