A note from the president
It's been a year with more than its share of curve balls and confusion but also one of resiliency, adaptation and accomplishments. In this year's report you'll see how the momentum we built in 2019 has helped us through these challenging times - our residential population continues to grow, construction continues on new projects, public spaces continue to be activated. You'll see that downtown businesses occupy nearly 14 million square feet of commercial office space, and that we have more than 1.7 million square feet of new commercial real estate under construction or recently completed. You'll read about the ways that our community came together to lift each other up and create a "new normal" together. But more than anything you'll see that our downtown is strong and will come through on the other side stronger. Enough with the spoilers though, take a look for your self and share with your colleagues.
Congratulations to the leadership and staff of both the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Children's Museum -- reopening has been a huge undertaking. Keep reading to learn more about how you can make plans to visit some of our favorite downtown museums.
Also, don't forget that the Lowertown Art Market continues this Sunday at CHS Plaza and Lowertown Local happens every Thursday evening in Mears Park.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Mask up and take care,
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance