Overview

Hennepin Energy Recovery Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Overview

The Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) converts trash into energy at the edge of downtown Minneapolis on Seventh Street. Yet when the Minnesota Twins began to plan their new Target Field ballpark in the neighborhood, the once-isolated HERC suddenly found itself at the center of a growing pedestrian corridor.

To address the new urban potential, HGA (which also served as local architect and engineer on Target Field) completed a master plan and site work for Seventh Street and HERC. The master plan transformed HERC's front yard into a sustainable garden that enhances the site's function, infrastructure and history.

landscape architecture

Landscape highlights include new gardens that reconstruct habitats within an urban setting. Garden plantings evoke the scale of HERC's industrial operations and provide a scenic amenity for nearby pedestrian walkways at Target Field. Along Seventh Street, new sidewalks, plantings, lighting and ancillary street furniture enhance pedestrian, vehicular and public-transportation access to the ballpark.

HGA's landscape plan ultimately re-introduces HERC to the city as a vital urban neighbor.

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