Mall of America Phase II plans -2006

City Advisory Commissions review

The City of Bloomington's Planning Commission and Traffic and Transportation Advisory Commission held a joint meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2006, beginning review of the preliminary development plan for Phase II of the Mall of America. (View plans, parking and traffic studies.)

Representatives from the Mall of America Company presented an overview on the Phase II expansion plan and answer commissioners' initial questions. No formal action was taken at this meeting. The Mall of America Company's application was completed on May 12, 2006. Given the magnitude and complexity of the project, the Advisory Commissions and City Council will require numerous meetings in order to assess the plans.

The preliminary development plan for Mall of America Phase II depicts a 5.6 million square foot integrated, mixed-use center consisting of retail, hotel, office, residential and entertainment uses. Included are three hotels (including a water park hotel), theaters, museum, town center gathering space, recreational anchor, offices and skyway to IKEA. Lindau Lane would be lowered so that the Phase II expansion could bridge over Lindau Lane. Also planned are 6,500 spaces in parking structures. Phase I and II combined would have over 20,400 parking spaces.

The Mall of America's success is generally attributed to the fact that it is easy to move from local highways to the site, and once on site, it is easy to navigate. The City's Planning and Traffic and Transportation Commissions will consider the effect of the expansion project on regional and local transportation systems, including major access points at Lindau Lane, 24th Avenue, American Boulevard and the connections to TH 77 and I-494. Commissioners will also consider compatibility of the proposed design with the current Mall of America facility.

Bloomington's Planning Commission provides for citizen participation in issues concerning the City and its businesses and residents. Commissioners are Bloomington residents appointed by the City Council.

Mall of America Phase II - Plans and documents

Conditions of Approval (30KB PDF)

Review schedule (28KB PDF)

Overview map (1.9MB PDF)

Floor plans

Exterior elevation views

Model views

Mall of America Phase II - Parking study, April 2006

Entire parking study (487KB, 44-page PDF)

Mall of America Way-Finding Concept of Operations, Feb. 1, 2007

Entire study (995KB, 24-page PDF)

Mall of America Phase II - Traffic study, September 2006

1. Introduction and existing conditions (77KB, 12-page PDF)

  • Figure 1 Project location (210KB PDF)
  • 2005 Saturday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes (3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 2005 Saturday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.)

2. 2012 No build conditions (62KB, 10-page PDF)

  • Figure 6 Adjacent development locations (215KB PDF)
  • Figure 7 2012 No Build Saturday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes (3 to 4 p.m.)
    (301KB PDF)
  • Figure 8 2012 No Build Saturday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes
    (309KB PDF)
  • 2012 No Build Weekday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes

3. 2012 Build conditions (70KB, 13-page PDF)

  • Figure 11 Site Plan (770KB PDF)
  • Figure 12 Directional Distribution (213KB PDF)
  • Figure 13 Proposed Roadway Concept (233KB PDF)
  • 2012 Build Saturday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes (3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 2012 Build Saturday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.)

4. 2030 Build conditions (84KB, 12-page PDF)

  • 2030 Build Saturday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes (3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 2030 Weekday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.)
  • Figure 22 Proposed Roadway Concept, I-494/34th Avenue
    (6,513KB - very large file PDF)

5. Other issues and study conclusion (98KB, 8-page PDF)

6. Appendix A - Detailed land use and trip generation (34KB, 5-page PDF)

Note: If you have problems downloading a PDF file because of its size, contact the Planning Division by email ( or at 952-563-8920 to arrange for an alternate method of receiving the file.


For more information, contact:

Julie Farnham
Planning Division
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
PH: 952-563-4739


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