Uptown Hamel Project

The City of Medina is partnering with the University of Minnesota – Humphrey School of Public Affairs, to help revitalize the Uptown Hamel area. The goal of this partnership is to create an attractive, pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use town center that blends retail, office, specialty shops, residential, and gathering places into a unique community. Students will help identify potential design and development standards that will support improvements and new development in Uptown Hamel. To accomplish these goals, stakeholders will be engaged by the students to determine what standards are most consistent with Medina’s existing community character, along with the goals and objectives of the new 2040 Comprehensive Plan for Uptown Hamel.

The project team thanks everyone who attended an Uptown Hamel open house or filled out a survey! We gained a lot of helpful information that is going to shape our report and recommendations to the City. There will be another survey uploaded to this webpage in the upcoming weeks that is geared towards design specific questions.

The final presentation is scheduled for the City Council Meeting on May 7th. The final report will also be available after May 10th.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Uptown Hamel project, you can email Nick Kieser at Kiese057@umn.edu or call 763-473-4643.


Additional Information:

2040 Comprehensive Plan Objectives

Uptown Hamel Newsletter


Additional Engagement Opportunities

Design preference survey – Available until May 2, 2019