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Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan

Location: Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park

 
Central Riverfront

Contact

Tyler Pederson, PLA
Landscape Architect
612-499-9084
tpederson@minneapolisparks.org

Project Description

In 2013 the MPRB formally began an effort to update the master plan for the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park. The process will include extensive community engagement and stakeholder outreach, public meetings, and inter-agency coordination. The plan update will include recommendations for parks development, improved access to parks and to the river, cultural resource interpretation, environmental stewardship, programming and events, operations and maintenance strategies, priorities, phasing and implementation strategies.

What's New

December 3, 2014 – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) invites public comment on the Draft Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park (proposed renaming to St. Anthony Falls Regional Park) Master Plan through January 18, 2015. Once approved, the master plan will guide park investment along both sides of the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls for years to come. The draft plan is the result of a 16 month process that included 12 meetings of a Community Advisory Committee, 10 meetings of a Technical Advisory Committee, three community open houses, an online survey, and one-on-one conversations with residents and community members. Based on comments received from the public, the draft plan will be revised and presented to the Board of Commissioners for a public hearing and approval in early 2015.

The Community Advisory Committee produced a film which underscores the their commitment to the Master Plan. The film was shown at the December 17, 2014 Board Meeting at MPRB Headquarters. It was produced and directed by Peter Zenner, with help from many others. View the film.

Review the Draft Master Plan:

  • Online
  • A hard copy is available at the following Minneapolis locations:
    • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters - 2117 West River Road N
    • Mill City Museum - 704 South 2nd St
    • Logan Park Recreation Center - 690 13th Ave NE

Submit a comment:

  • Online
  • By mail:
    Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
    Attn: Tyler Pederson
    2117 West River Road N
    Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • By phone or e-mail:
    Tyler Pederson, at 612-499-9084 or tpederson@minneapolisparks.org

Timeline

Project Milestones

February – May 2015

  • The Met Council will review and approve the Master Plan

February 18, 2015

  • MPRB Board Room
  • 5pm Board Meeting
  • Master Plan Presentation to the Full Board

February 4, 2015

  • MPRB Board Room
  • 5pm Board Meeting
  • Master Plan Presentation to the Planning Committee and Public Hearing

December 17, 2014

  • CAC Findings
  • MPRB Board Room
  • 5pm Board Meeting
  • CAC Chair Ted Tucker presents CAC findings to Board

December 3, 2014

  • 45-Day Comment Period
  • MPRB Board Room
  • 5pm Board Meeting
  • MPRB approval of the Opening of a 45-day Comment Period starting December 4, 2014 and ending January 18, 2015

Project Timeline

October 9, 2014

  • Public Open House #4 – Public presentation of final recommendations

October 7, 2014

  • CAC Meeting #12 – CAC to agree on recommendations

August 26, 2014

  • CAC Meeting #11, part 2 – Programming (East Bank)

July 8, 2014

  • CAC Meeting #11 – (Programming West Bank)

June 17, 2014

  • (Canceled) CAC Meeting #1 – Programming

June 3, 2014

  • Optional CAC/TAC Meeting – Reviewing the West Bank Interpretive Plan

May 6, 2014

    • CAC Meeting #10 – Vision, Guiding Principles and Developing the Master Plan’s Program Matrix

March 25, 2014

    • CAC Meeting #9

March 18, 2014

    • CAC Meeting #8 – Focusing on Water Works

February 27, 2014

    • Charrette Public Meeting

February 26, 2014

    • Charrette Public Meeting

February 13, 2014

  • CAC Meeting #7/Public Open House #3 – Focusing on Water Works

January 29, 2014

  • CAC Meeting #6

January 23, 2014

  • Charrette Public Meeting

January 22, 2014

  • Charrette Public Meeting

January 14, 2014

  • CAC Visioning Workshop #5

December 19, 2013

  • CAC Meeting #4

December 11, 2013

  • Charrette Public Meeting

December 10, 2013

  • Charrette Public Meeting

November 14, 2013

  • Public Open House #2

November 13, 2013

  • CAC Meeting #3

November 7, 2013

  • Charrette Public Meeting

November 6, 2013

  • Charrette Public Meeting

October 22, 2013

  • CAC Meeting #2

October 19, 2013

  • Planning – Mill City Farmers Marketing Booth

October 8, 2013

October 7, 2013

September 24, 2013

  • Public Open House #1

September 23, 2013

  • CAC Meeting #1

July 10, 2013

July 8, 2013

April 17, 2013

2013

  • The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is partnering with MPRB to continue design exploration at the Water Works site as part of the MPRB-led planning process for the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park

September 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

  • Planning – North Loop Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

June 19, 2012

  • Planning – Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

May 31, 2012

  • Planning – Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership "Riverfront Revealed" Forum

May 23, 2012

  • Planning – St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization

April 23, 2012

  • Planning – Joint meeting of Nicollet Island East Bank and St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organizations

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Get Involved

An appointed Community Advisory Committee will help to guide the park planning throughout the process. The Community Advisory Committee Composition Charge was approved by the Park Board on March 6, 2013.

CAC member comments on Draft Master Plan Recommendations (Due 6/30/14):

Open House #4 – October 9, 2014

CAC Meeting #12 – October 7, 2014

CAC Meeting #11 – July 8, 2014

CAC Meeting #10 – May 6, 2014

CAC Meeting #9 – March 25, 2014

CAC Meeting #8/TAC Meeting #8 – March 18, 2014

CAC Meeting #7/ Open House Meeting #3 – February 13, 2014

 

CAC Meeting #6 – January 29, 2014

CAC Meeting #5 – January 14, 2014

CAC Meeting #4 – December 19, 2013

Opening House Meeting #2 – November 14, 2013

CAC Meeting #3 – November 13, 2013

CAC Meeting #2 – October 22, 2013

Open House Meeting #2 – September 24, 2013

CAC Meeting #1 – September 23, 2013

The Community Engagement Plan was presented to the Park Board on February 20, 2013.
Individuals are encouraged to submit their comments throughout the master plan process. View and fill out a comment card.

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Background

The Regional Park plan area (see map at right) includes portions of many neighborhoods and regulatory jurisdictions, as well as park land on both sides of the river between the Plymouth Avenue bridge and the I-35 W bridge. Parks within the Regional Park include Boom Island, BF Nelson, Nicollet Island, Main Street, Father Hennepin Bluffs, Lucy Wilder Morris, Stone Arch Bridge, Mill Ruins, West River Parkway, and First Bridge Park. Water Power Park is within the Regional Park but is privately owned by Xcel Energy. 

The 1972 Mississippi/Minneapolis plan is considered the "cornerstone" plan that inspired riverfront revitalization in Minneapolis in the decades since the plan was produced

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