Minneapolis' Nicollet Mall is getting a $50 million makeover and a new name. The New Nicollet Mile will "revamp, revitalize [and] reinvent" the street, said Minneapolis City Councilmember Jacob Frey. Sidewalks will be redone in weather-resistant precast concrete blocks, trees will be planted and benches will be modernized. James Corner of James Corner Field Operations said, "[w]e have a beautiful planting palette where it will be very distinctive in the spring, beautiful in the summer, really colorful in the fall and also have a strong winter presence."
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