Hutchinson Downtown Planning

For more than 20 years, HKGi has worked with city staff and community stakeholders to develop plans and design and implement improvement projects to guide redevelopment and enhance the character and the visitor experience in downtown Hutchinson.

In 2003 HKGi completed the award-winning Downtown Revitalization Master Plan. A decade later, HKGi led the creation of the Downtown Action Plan, an update that reflected completed implementation initiatives and emphasized a new set of action-oriented initiatives. In 2023 HKGi began work on a new update to help guide the next chapter in downtown’s transformation.

These plans have helped the city build on its many advantages: the Luce Line State Trail and the Crow River run downtown, both of which offer attractive outdoor experiences; the downtown has a traditional development pattern with ample sites for infill and redevelopment projects; the downtown features several historic properties; and Hutchinson enjoys an active arts and cultural community with passion for the city.

Highlights

Implementation initiatives have included:

Farmer’s Market – historic depot reuse for events and new farmer’s market pavilion

River House restaurant (adaptive reuse) historic downtown

Site assembled for riverfront housing at two locations

Gateway and wayfinding signage for downtown and the Luce Line Trail


Location

Hutchinson, Minnesota

Client

City of Hutchinson

Awards

2003 MN APA Award for an Outstanding Plan

Relevant Project Experience