Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan
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.
During the latter half of 2012, preliminary informational meetings were held with various stakeholders including the neighborhoods adjacent to the Regional Park. Starting in the summer of 2013, the formal gathering of public input began. Meeting dates are listed below.
Tyler Pederson, Landscape Architect, MPRB Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-230-6418
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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:
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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More information is available here:
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