Downtown Monticello

Welcome to Downtown Monticello!

Tucked up against the Mississippi River, Downtown is the birthplace and the heart of the city. The area includes premiere parks, restaurants, shops, and the character of historical Monticello. It's home to many of the area's favorite community celebrations and a colorful community art scene.

A Plan for the Future

Our Downtown Small Area Plan builds of the existing qualities of the area with a clear vision for the future of the core blocks.

The vision includes a commitment to retaining Broadway as Monticello's main street, supporting existing businesses, improving connections to and our relationship with the river, and creating new downtown housing opportunities along Walnut and Cedar Avenues for existing and new Monticello residents.

The Plan envisions a Downtown that's lively throughout the day and into the evening, 12 months of the year. A downtown that serves many purposes for many people - including dining, recreation, celebrating, gathering, shopping, and living.

Downtown E-News

Sign up on our Constant Contact website to receive periodic emails with news and events about Downtown Monticello.

Downtown MonticelloDowntown Logo

The Downtown Monticello logo was created to encourage downtown stakeholders to build a common brand identity.

It allows businesses to proudly proclaim their place downtown and helps people more easily identify the unique shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities downtown.

Downtown businesses are welcome to use the logo in their storefronts, advertising, business branding, etc. If you have questions about the logo or would like a copy of the file, please contact City of Monticello Community Development staff at 763-295-2711.

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