Building on the firm’s earlier station siting project, CSS developed a building program, site plan and conceptual design for this $45 million Downtown transportation center. The Interchange would serve as a central, multi-modal transportation hub and community gathering space in downtown Minneapolis. Located next to Target Field, connected to the North Loop neighborhood and adjacent to the historic Warehouse District, this unique destination will connect communities by linking the region’s growing light and commuter rail transit network and miles of bike and walking trails. Near the Interchange, visitors will access daily bus operations that connect the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.
The adjacent property owners were very involved in the planning process, and the Transportation Interchange will be the catalyst for additional commercial development, a new downtown plaza, an enhanced streetscape and connections to the regional bicycle trail network.