The Commons



The Commons is a 4.2 acre, new public green space in downtown Minneapolis bounded by Park Avenue and 4th & 5th Streets. The Commons was designed as a place for respite, everyday activities, and events for residents, workers, and visitors.  The Commons is without question a game changer for this urban neighborhood and for Downtown Minneapolis overall.  In short, the mixed-use development Ryan assembled around The Commons would not have been successful without The Commons Park.


Project Team Members:
Owner:Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Architect of Record: Hargreaves Associates
Engineer of Record: BKBM Engineers
General Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Concrete Subcontractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc. (Self-Performed Work)
Concrete Supplier: Aggregate Industries
Additional Participants: American Engineering & Testing (AET)
Additional Participants: Best Steel Erectors
Additional Participants: Twin City Concrete Pumping
Additional Participants: Harris Rebar – Ambassador Steel
Additional Participants: North Country Concrete, Inc.
Additional Participants: Advance Shoring & Dayton Superior (Symons)
Additional Participants: Acme, Advance Specialties, ASDCO, Brock White, Cemstone Contractor Supply, Courtland Construction Supply, CMI, ESCH, Shaw Stewart Lumber and Ziegler Cat.
Location: Minneapolis, MN