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Commerce Drive Area Development Plan


The Commerce Drive area development plan will achieve a framework for investment along Commerce Drive and its natural connection points, as well as achieve a shared vision of the future of Commerce Drive by the City, citizens, and property owners. Recently awarded surface transportation dollars facilitate needed upgrades to the roadway and before considering other improvements, a reexamination of the corridors future is appropriate. The study will include a review of the history of the corridor, its present use, and future opportunities for businesses and residents.

The Commerce Drive Area Development Plan will consider the following several areas:

  1. Housing
  2. Historical development timeline and function
  3. Economic Development
  4. Transportation
  5. Area Redevelopment
  6. Area Design

Planning Process

In November 2017 the City of North Mankato in coordination with Bolton & Menk hosted a series of visioning meetings for both business & property owners located in the district and the general public. The purpose of the meetings was to solicit feedback from businesses and citizens to help shape and form a vision that will guide the plan for Commerce Drive. A summary of the meetings are provided below.

Stakeholder Visioning Meetings
November 14 & 15, 2017

Public Visioning Meetings
November 28th & 29th, 2017

Commerce Drive Area Development Plan