Public hearing scheduled December 19 for proposal to add Cepro site concept plan to South Service Area Master Plan

Cepro Site

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is considering a proposal to amend the South Service Area Master Plan to include a concept plan for the Cepro site (2828 11th Ave S) next to the Midtown Greenway.

A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, 6:30 pm at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road N. Individuals who would like to speak to the Board of Commissioners about the proposal can sign up to speak at the meeting before 6:30 pm.

The MPRB, Hennepin County and community members collaborated on a concept plan for the property in 2016-17. The MPRB is proposing to amend the South Service Area Master Plan to include the Cepro plan, making it the official design guidance for the site.

The MPRB is considering acquiring the Cepro site from Hennepin County and implementing improvements like a connecting path from 10th Avenue S, a stage with seating and onsite utilities.

If the Cepro site is transferred to the MPRB, the site would become a neighborhood park and MPRB would assume responsibility for operations, maintenance and public safety. The park would also be eligible for funding through the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan

About the Cepro site

The Cepro site is a 1.65-acre green space along the Midtown Greenway between 10th and 11th Avenues S in the Midtown Phillips neighborhood. It contains bike and pedestrian paths that serve as a connector to the Midtown Exchange building, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Anderson Schools, Powderhorn Park and the Midtown Phillips Community.

Hennepin County acquired the former grain elevator site in 2000 to support Midtown Greenway Phase 2. The elevators were demolished in early 2004, greenway connections constructed in 2007 and a variety of placemaking and landscaping projects have been completed since 2011.

Public Hearing

Date: December 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: MPRB Headquarters
Address: 2117 West River Road North
Topic: Amending South Service Area Master Plan to include concept plan for Cepro site