Mississippi East Bank Trail closes between Boom Island Park and Sheridan Memorial Park beginning Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The five-block closure is expected to last into next summer. It is necessary to facilitate the reconstruction of Hall's Island. See below for more information on that project.
Workers will carve habitat-rich back channel and build out island over next 6-8 months at site of longtime lumberyard purchased by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in 2010 as part of RiverFirst Vision
A 30‐day review and comment period for the Scherer Site and Hall's Island Reconstruction project Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) began Feb. 20, 2017 and terminated March 22, 2017. A total of ten written comments were received during the public comment period: three from the public, six from government agencies, and one from a special interest group.
Please read the EAW Record of Decision and Findings of Fact [PDF] for a summary of these comments and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board responses.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will accept written comments on Environmental Assessment Worksheet until Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Donation will benefit Water Works, Hall's Island and critical trail link and pier at 26th Avenue N
The MPRB will be required to obtain several agency permits in order to construct Hall’s Island. Prior to this permit review several important studies must be conducted in order to assist in these submittals.
A soil analysis investigation of the entire site is currently underway. Soil samples have been taken and will be analyzed to identify any potential soil contaminants.