With Open Doors Open Futures, Westminster will:
Increase its mission support for local and global needs through $7 million of new investments in affordable and supportive housing in downtown Minneapolis; faith development, college accessibility, and leadership training for young adults; local partnerships that revitalize urban ministries and provide compassionate counseling; and, support for peace-building and educational efforts in South Sudan, and global ministry partnerships in Cuba, Cameroon, and Palestine.
Expand its historic building with an inspiring new wing that opens onto Nicollet Mall and Marquette Avenue. The new wing will improve access and add flexible spaces for worship, youth, and congregational and community gatherings. In addition, 25% of the building is reserved for our on-site, direct service community partner, St. David’s Center for Family & Child Development. The building will demonstrate environmental leadership with ecological, responsible design.
Develop welcoming green space and two plazas surrounding the church and new wing. This critically needed green space and community plazas will provide inspiring places for connection and respite for city residents, workers and visitors at the nexus point at the southern end of Nicollet Mall. Importantly, this project complements Minneapolis’ ambitious Downtown 2025 Plan.
Currently the unoccupied eight-story office building on the site is being taken down. Following demolition an underground parking structure will be added in advance of the wing’s construction. The project is slated to take approximately two years to complete.