Downtown Master Plan

The historic plat of downtown faribault

The historic plat of downtown faribault


Downtown Faribault has undergone significant change over the past 100 years.  With several nationally recognized historic structures and an active local business community, Downtown Faribault is celebrated for its unique heritage and character.  What opportunities will the next 20 years hold? 

The Downtown Master Plan will be a forward-thinking strategy to support local businesses, residential life, and public spaces that everyone in the community can enjoy.  The intent of this planning effort is to have a compelling vision and road map for Faribault’s downtown in order to address among other things: building vacancies, changes in retail, density and mix of residential uses, inventory and analysis of existing uses, existing and projected economic and market conditions, multimodal access and downtown parking, connections to natural and recreational activities, placemaking and other amenities, and enhance the historic character of the downtown.

Facilitated by the City of Faribault and its partners, and in collaboration with the Perkins+Will team, the Downtown Master Plan process will articulate a vision and strategy road map through the integration of market research, planning and design, and community input.  Please visit the Downtown Master Plan Steering Committee webpage to meet the community members helping to guide this planning process and continue to visit this page for the latest updates.

We hope to hear from you and to meet you at upcoming community events!


Preliminary graphics for the Downtown Master Plan were shared with the community and the planning team welcomes your input!


A draft of the Downtown Master Plan is available for download at the link below. (Note: documents are best viewed in Internet Explorer) Please use the comment box below for feedback or questions!

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