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 first engagement opportunity will be held on Wednesday, February 20th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hamel Community Building, 3200 Mill Drive. This open house will be a chance to learn more about the Uptown Hamel project and to provide your opinions and vision of the area. This open house will be open to everyone, so friends and family are welcome! Light refreshments and snacks will be provided at the open house.

The open houses will have similar information and opportunities for feedback but will have different versions of activities based on the previous open houses so feel free to come to one or all of them.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Uptown Hamel project, you can email Nick Kieser at Nick.Kieser@medinamn.gov or call 763-473-8845.


Open House Schedule:

Wednesday, February 20th at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, March 11th at 8:00 a.m.


Additional Information:

2040 Comprehensive Plan Objectives

Uptown Hamel Newsletter