Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Kim Bartmann has new Loring Park restaurant in the works

    Kim Bartmann, the restaurateur behind Bryant Lake Bowl, Pat's Tap, Barbette, and Red Stag, has a new Loring Park restaurant in the works, Eater Minneapolis reported last Tuesday. A tipster informed the publication that a proposal for this week's Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission's publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Peavey Plaza to get redesign rather than wrecking ball

    The historic and aging Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis will be redesigned rather than demolished as per the terms of an out-of-court agreement approved today by city council and signed by Mayor R.T. Rybak.An announcement released by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and the Washington, D.C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Proposal would convert Suburban World Theater into more Uptown retail space

    The dormant Suburban World Theater may become the latest historic Uptown property to follow the Uptown Bar and be converted into retail space.POUR ONE OUT: Uptown Bar demolition photos But unlike the Uptown Bar, the developer who wants to convert Suburban World (it was known as the Granada Theater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Peavey Plaza demolition debate turns into legal battle

    The controversy over the city of Minneapolis' plan to demolish Peavey Plaza, a 27-year-old park plaza designed by landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, could end up being resolved in a court room. Two advocacy groups -- The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and the Washington D.C.-based Cultural ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Peavey Plaza back on path to destruction

    The city's appeal to demolish Peavey Plaza in Nicollet Mall was approved by a City Council committee Thursday, meaning the 37-year-old park is one step closer to destruction. Designed in the 1970s by landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, the city's plan to completely replace Peavey with a slick, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Peavey Plaza demolition ruling appealed by city

    The battle over the demolition of Peavey Plaza wages on. Last month, we reported that the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission voted down the city's proposal to demolish the 37-year-old plaza. As many anticipated, the city's public works department has since filed an appeal of the decision ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Peavey Plaza demolition voted down

    The controversial plan to demolish Peavey Plaza was voted down by the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Tuesday. Peavey, a park plaza located next to Orchestra Hall on Nicollet Avenue, was designed by urban landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg in the 1970s. Though not officially designa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    The fall of the hall

    It's been more than two years since a fire gutted Gustavus Adolphus Hall in south Minneapolis. The Minneapolis City Council has now given the go-ahead for the building to be demolished.

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Theater of the Absurd

    When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.

  • News

    January 5, 2000

    When you wish upon a city

    If you could wave your magic wand and make one improvement to the Twin Cities, what would it be?

  • News

    July 28, 1999

    Bringing Down the House

    Taxpayers spent $65,000 to demolish the old Victorian at 1816 15th Ave. S. A buyer wanted to invest at least that much to fix it up. Make sense? You bet, says the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.

  • News

    March 31, 1999

    Sherlock Homes

    Minneapolis's Victorian gems have endured boom times, bad times, and some godawful weather. Now they face their greatest danger yet: government ownership and a new brand of antique "collectors."

  • Books

    July 8, 1998

    Let There Be Light

    A Minneapolis church and city leaders square off over windows

  • News

    May 14, 1997