Downtown Renaissance and Historic Preservation


Redefine and revitalize the downtowns of Mankato and lower North Mankato as the Valley, a center for the region that is the cultural, civic, governmental, residential, entertainment heartbeat of the area. The new Valley would extend from Madison Avenue to West Mankato East and West in Mankato and from 6th Street in Mankato through lower North Mankato, North to South.


  1. Redefine and revitalize the city center by creating a cohesive identity.
  2. Encourage public, private and nonprofit investment and/or reinvestment into the city center and establish economic incentives for projects.
  3. Create a gathering space within the city center with pedestrian friendly amenities such as walkways, green space, fountains, etc.

For details see the Envision 2020 Final Report