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Availability of Salvaged Paving Bricks/Stones and Nicollet Mall Granite Pavers 

Nicollet Mall Granite Pavers

Nicollet Mall, a twelve-block portion of Nicollet Avenue running through downtown Minneapolis, is known as the main street of the shopping district in downtown Minneapolis. Originally developed in 1967, it was renovated in 1990 with granite pavers, in a series of pink, red, and gray straight-lined grids.  The high-quality, durable granite pavers are 2 ¼ inch thick and range in size from one to three feet square.  Currently under renovation again, we have over 18,000 Nicollet Mall Granite Pavers available for purchase.

Nicollet Mall Granite Pavers are available on a first come/first served basis to the general public, as well as to City NRP neighborhood organizations, departments, and agencies.  Quantities, sizes, and colors will vary while supplies last, and will change periodically as space allows. Please keep in mind that these are heavy. They may weigh up to 35 pounds each, depending on size, so please plan accordingly. Currently, we have the following sizes and colors available:
 
 

Color

Size (in.)

Square Foot (SF)

Price ($4/SF)

Weight (lb.)

Grey

12x12x2 1/4

1

$ 4.00

28.9

Grey

24x24x2 1/4

4

$ 16.00

115.6

Red

12x12x2 1/4

1

$ 4.00

28.9

Red

12x24x2 1/4

2

$ 8.00

57.8

Red

12x18x2

1.5

$ 6.00

24.6


 

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Paving Bricks/Stones

Paving bricks and stones were commonly used to pave streets during the late 1800s and early 1900s. When streets are reconstructed, pavers may be removed or unearthed and recovered in varying conditions. Because the public has shown an interest in making use of old paving bricks and stones, Public Works makes some of them available for purchase.

Salvaged granite brick pavers are available on a first come/first served basis to the general public, as well as to City NRP neighborhood organizations, departments and agencies. Quantities, types and conditions of the materials may vary while supplies last. Once these materials are gone, the supply will not be replenished.


 

Type of Brick/Stone

Size (in.)

Price

Weight (lb.)

Photos

Grey paving brick/stone

varies

$ 2.00 ea.

Up to 15

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Rose paving brick/stone

varies

$ 2.00 ea.

Up to 15

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How To Purchase

Click on the links to the Purchasing Rules Form and Release of Liability Form for the desired material. Print out, fill in and mail both forms, along with a copy of your Driver’s License, to:

City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works
Attention: PAVERS/PAVING BRICKS
1901 E. 26 th Street
Minneapolis MN 55404

The forms can be found here:

Purchasing Rules Form 2016
Release of Liability Form 2016

City Staff will then contact you by phone to set up an appointment for you to select, load, pay for, and take your granite pavers or paving bricks.

Note: City of Minneapolis employees are not eligible for purchase, per Minnesota Statute 15.054.

Last updated Nov 17, 2016

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