Target Field Station
The Interchange in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood is envisioned to be a state-of-the-art transit station with complementary mixed-used development and year-round activated public space. At the doorstep of Target Field, it will become the new “central station square” for Minneapolis, inspiring a new civic identity and community pride in its mix of uses, central location, and iconic, purposeful design—ultimately creating one of the first spaces in the country to truly integrate transit and culture.
Taking inspiration from Minneapolis’ distinct seasons and love of the outdoors, the public spaces have been designed to support a variety of activities, ensuring maximum use and comfort. The site will include a Great Lawn, which will be the heart of development: a green ‘stage’ providing new opportunities for large pre-game events, community concerts, and seasonal events, as well as a space for individual activities. The Great Lawn will create valuable green space and a new park for downtown and 250 parking spaces underneath. The site development will also include an urban neighborhood plaza with areas for neighborhood bars and eateries, cultural and entertainment spaces, and community events.
Led by Perkins Eastman and Knutson Construction, The Interchange will simultaneously be a bustling urban park, transit station, and neighborhood gathering space. This one-of-a-kind destination will connect more than 500 trains arriving and departing daily via the METRO Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT), METRO Green Line (Central Corridor LRT) and Northstar Commuter Rail, as well as more than 1,900 daily bus trips, and miles of bike and walking trails.