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Minnehaha Refectory Reinvestment Plan

 
Minnehaha Refectory

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is planning improvements to the Minnehaha Refectory (Pavilion) building and immediate site area. The Refectory currently houses Sea Salt Eatery, located at 4801 South Minnehaha Park Drive in Minnehaha Park.

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Community Engagement
Closure of Park Facilities

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Background

Project Phase

This project is currently in the bidding and construction phase. Limited building improvements were completed in early spring 2014 with subsequent construction estimated to resume fall 2014 continuing through spring 2015.

Current Activity

This project is currently in the bidding and construction phase.

Limited building improvements completed in early Spring 2014:

  • Behind-the-counter improvements at Sea Salt Eatery including stairs to the basement for additional storage
  • Removal of the hot plates in the Pavilion
  • Opening three archways on the north side of the Pavilion

Building and site improvements planned to start construction fall 2014 and continue through 2015:

  • New roof
  • Restroom updates
  • Remove ceiling and add new lighting in Pavilion
  • Improve queuing and kitchen areas for Sea Salt Eatery
  • Improve existing outdoor seating
  • Added walking path from parking lot to the Falls around the outdoor seating
  • Additional bike parking

Site Plan concepts as of 10/23/13

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Community Engagement

A public hearing was held November 6, 2013. The Board adopted the resolution for the Rehabilitation and Improvement Plan for the Refectory Building and Immediately-Surrounding Park Area at Minnehaha Falls.

  • Public Hearing – Planning Committee of the MPRB November 6, 2013
  • Public Open House #1 – discussion of needs and opportunities August 29, 2013
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    Closure of Park Facilities

    The Minnehaha Refectory (Pavilion) will be closed October 20, 2015 – spring 2015 for renovations. Limited areas within the grounds and paths immediately surrounding the building will be closed for shorter periods for during the renovations.

    Contact Information

    For more information, contact Dana Murdoch, MPRB Planning Division at 612-230-6446 or dmurdoch@minneapolisparks.org

    Background

    For historical information, see page 169 in David C. Smith's Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More: Park History

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