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Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan

 
Central Riverfront

In 2013, the Park Board will formally begin 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.

In 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.

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.

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Project Phase

45-Day Comment Period Now Open

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.  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.

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

Current Activity


DATE

Phase

Activity

Feb-May 2015 Met Council Approvals The Met Council will review and approve the Master Plan

2/18/15

Board Approval MPRB Board Room | 5 pm Board Meeting | Master Plan Presentation to Full Board
2/4/15 Public Hearing MPRB Board Room | 5 pm Board Meeting | Master Plan Presentation to the Planning Committee and Public Hearing
12/17/14 CAC Findings MPRB Board Room | 5 pm Board Meeting | CAC Chair Ted Tucker presents CAC findings to Board
12/3/14 45-Day Comment Period MPRB Board Room | 5 pm Board Meeting | MPRB approval of the opening of a 45-day Comment Period starting December 4, 2014 and ending January 18, 2015
10/9/14 Public Open House #4 MPRB Board Room | 6-7:45 pm - Public Presentation of final recommendations
10/7/12 CAC #12 MPRB Ball Room | 6-7:45 pm - CAC to agree on recommendations
8/26/14 CAC #11 part 2 MPRB Board Room | 6-7:45 pm - RESCHEDULED - Programming (East Bank)
7/8/14 CAC #11 MPRB Board Room | 6-7:45 pm - RESCHEDULED - Programming (West Bank)
6/17/14
Canceled
CAC #11 MPRB Board Room | 6-7:45 pm - Programming
6/3/14 Optional CAC/TAC Meeting MPRB Board Room | 6-7:30 pm - Reviewing the West Bank Interpretive Plan
5/6/14 CAC #10 MPRB Board Room | 6-7:45 pm - Vision, Guiding Principles and Developing the Master Plan's Program Matrix
3/25/14 CAC #9 MPRB Board Room | 6-8 pm
3/18/14 CAC #8 MPRB Board Room - Focusing on Water Works | 6-7:30pm
2/27/14 Charrette Public Meeting MPRB Board Room | 4-5:30 pm
2/26/14 Charrette Public Meeting MPRB Board Room | 8-10 am
2/13/14

CAC # 7 / Public Open House #3

Mill City Museum lobby - Focusing on Water Works | 6-8:30 pm
1/29/14 CAC Meeting #6 MPRB Board Room | 6-7:45 pm
1/23/14 Charrette Public Meeting MPRB Board Room | 4-5:30 pm
1/22/14 Charrette Public Meeting MPRB Board Room | 8-10 am
1/14/14 CAC Visioning Workshop # 5 MPRB Board Room | 6-7:45 pm
12/19/13 CAC Meeting #4 MPRB Board Room | 6-7:45 pm
12/11/13 Charrette Public Meeting Nicollet Island Pavilion | 4-5:30 pm
12/10/13 Charrette Public Meeting Nicollet Island Pavilion | 8-10 am
11/14/13 Public Open House #2 Nicollet Island Pavilion | 6-8 pm
11/13/13 CAC Meeting #3 Mill City Museum ADM Conference Room | 6-7:45 pm
11/7/13 Charrette Public Meeting

Aster Café - River Room | 4-5:30pm

11/6/13 Charrette Public Meeting Aster Café - River Room | 8-10am
10/22/13 CAC Meeting #2 MPRB Board Room | 6-7:45 pm
10/19/13 Planning Mill City Farmers Market Booth | 9-11am
10/8/13 Charrette Public Meeting Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan Public Input meeting | 6-7:30pm
10/8/13 Charrette Public Meeting

Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan Public Input meeting | 11:30am - 1pm

10/7/13 Charrette Public Meeting Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan, Public Input meeting | 11:30am - 1pm
9/24/13 Public Open House #1 Mill City Museum lobby | 6 pm
9/23/13 CAC Meeting #1 MPRB Board room | 6 pm
7/10/13 Planning Park Board approves a team led by SRF Consulting Group, Inc. to provide regional park master planning services for Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park
7/8/13 Planning Minneapolis Parks Foundation announces design team selected for the Water Works site, to include local designers. MPRB staff collaborated throughout the selection process.
4/17/13 Planning MPRB issues RFP for planning services for Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan
4/17/13 Planning Minneapolis Parks Foundation issues RFP for design services at the Water Works site

4/23/12

Planning

Joint meeting of Nicollet Island East Bank and St. Anthony West Neighborhood Orgs.

5/23/12

Planning

St. Anthony West Neighborhood Org.

5/31/12

Planning

Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership "Riverfront Revealed" Forum

6/19/12

Planning

Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

6/27/12

Planning

North Loop Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

9/27/12

Planning

"Shaping the Future of the Minneapolis Riverfront" hosted by the Mill District Neighborhood Association

Contact Information

Tyler Pederson, Landscape Architect, MPRB Planning at tpederson@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6418

Community Engagement

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.

Meetings and meeting materials:

10/9/2014 - Open House #4

10/7/2014 - CAC Meeting #12

8/26/2014 - CAC Meeting #11 Part 2 - East Bank

7/8/2014 - CAC Meeting #11 Part 1 - West Bank

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

5/6/2014 - CAC Meeting #10

3/25/2014 – CAC Meeting #9

3/18/14 – CAC Meeting #8/ TAC Meeting #8

Presentation Boards at Meeting

2/13/2014 – CAC Meeting #7/ Open House Meeting #3

1/29/2014 – CAC Meeting #6

1/14/2014 – CAC Visioning Meeting #5

12/19/2013 – CAC Meeting #4

11/14/2013 - Open House Meeting #2

11/13/2013 - CAC Meeting #3

10/22/2013 - CAC Meeting #2

9/24/2013 - Open House Meeting #1

9/23/2013 - CAC Meeting #1

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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