Red Wing Downtown and Old West Main

For nearly two decades, HKGi has provided downtown and district redevelopment planning services to Red Wing, a classic Mississippi River town with a rich history in manufacturing and shipping.
These planning initiatives began with the Downtown Action Plan, which was developed to achieve a vision driven by the community’s core objectives to create: vibrant gathering places; attractive housing options; thriving commerce; and strong connections that celebrate the downtown Red Wing experience and foster sustainability. From this plan emerged several implementation initiatives, including HKGi’s work on renovating the downtown streetscape.

Old West Main District

HKGi has also provided design and planning services for revitalization along the Old West Main corridor, now known as the West End District.  HKGi provided design services for a streetscape renovation along Old West Main, including custom-designing street furnishings to highlight the area’s distinct craftworks character.  HKGi was also instrumental in planning, design, and implementation of a new pedestrian bridge connecting Old West Main to the popular Baypoint Park and Upper Harbor.  Finally, HKGi conducted a redevelopment site study for a former industrial site along Old West Main.

Highlights

Distinctive street furnishings palette reinforces the fabrication and craftwork aesthetic of the redeveloping area

Preservation of key parking while also enhancing the pedestrian environment of the district

Soaring pedestrian bridge connects the district with popular Baypoint Park and the Upper Harbor area


Location

Red Wing, Minnesota

Client

City of Red Wing

Awards

2010 ASLA Merit Award for Planning and Research

Relevant Project Experience