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New timelapse video shows May landscaping effort at Hall’s Island

Workers landscape the restored Hall’s Island along the Northeast Minneapolis riverfront, May 15, 2018-May 25, 2018.  

Pavement restoration closes Mississippi East Bank Trail May 29-June 1

Mississippi East Bank Trail will be closed between Boom Island Park and Sheridan Memorial Park beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The closure is expected to last through Friday, June 1. It is necessary to repair pavement damaged during the Hall’s Island restoration. Trail users may have noticed workers grading and planting on the restored Hall’s Island this spring. That work is scheduled […]

Mississippi East Bank Trail closes May 16

Trail will be closed between Boom Island and Sheridan Memorial Park to reinstall trail lighting Mississippi East Bank Trail closes tomorrow, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, between Boom Island Park and Sheridan Memorial Park. The closure is necessary to reinstall trail lighting taken out last winter during the Hall’s Island restoration. The five-block closure will return […]

New timelapse videos show progress in restoring Hall’s Island

Construction crews have been hard at work restoring Hall’s Island over the winter. Check out two timelapse videos below to see the progress unfold. The first video show construction activity Nov. 29, 2017-Dec. 20, 2017. The second video shows construction activity Jan. 16, 2018-Jan. 31, 2018. Construction is on track to finish up by June […]

Hall’s Island construction closes section of Mississippi East Bank Trail beginning November 6

Trail will close for up to eight months between Boom Island and Sheridan Memorial Park for Hall’s Island project 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 […]

Environmental Assessment Worksheet Findings of Fact and Record of Decision available online

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 […]

Project Update – August 3, 2016

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is preparing to create a community engagement plan and developer solicitation process for the Scherer Site Parcel ‘D’ development. Initial feedback on the proposed process from community stakeholders will be incorporated into a “Community Engagement Plan” and “Request for Letter of Interest” that will be used to select […]

Development Schedule Affects East Bank Trail Alignment within the Scherer Site

The schedule for permitting and funding for construction of the Hall’s Island project within Scherer Brothers site will affect the alignment of the East Bank Trail in that area. During the fall 2014 planning process for the East Bank Trail, it was hoped that the grading of the Scherer site would be complete by the […]

Agency Permits

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 […]