Project Location

Sibley St. NE between 8th Ave. NE and 10th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Project Manager

Michael Schroeder
Phone: 612-230-6467

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Language Resources

Correo Electró


Current Phase: Pre-Design

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Project Milestones

Spring/Summer 2017

  • Recommendation to MPRB Commissioners of CAC approved development concept

Winter/Spring 2017

  • Developer creation of concept plans and review by CAC

Fall/Winter 2016

  • Selection of development team

Fall 2016

  • Formation of a Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Creation of "Request for Letter of Interest" to engage a development team

July and August 2016

  • Project kick-off. Initial meetings with community stakeholders for input on the proposed community engagement and developer solicitation process

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Past Meetings

March 7, 2017 - CAC & TAC Update [PDF]

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In 2010, the MPRB and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, along with creative partners The University of Minnesota College of Design and Walker Art Center, launched an international design competition to address the area of the Mississippi River extending from the Stone Arch Bridge, north 5.5 miles to Minneapolis' city limits, including land along both sides of the river.

The competition culminated in 2011 when MPRB established the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative (MRIDI) as an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and integrated planning endeavor to follow through with the promise of the competition: to connect citizens and visitors with the new multi-functional Upper Riverfront parks. The “RiverFIRST” vision emerged from MRIDI as a 20‐year vision for Mississippi-riverfront parks that builds on our community's rich river heritage and passion for parks, nature and wildlife to create places on “America's fourth coast” where neighborhoods and businesses can grow and people from near and far can experience one of the four great rivers of the world through world-class recreational and cultural activities.

Following stakeholder engagement process and a standard 45-day comment period, the Board approved the RiverFIRST vision in March 2012 and authorized staff to pursue next steps including contracting with Tom Leader Studio (TLS) and Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA) design team for schematic design work on select RiverFIRST projects, including the former Scherer Bros. lumber yard.

Following adoption of RiverFIRST, MPRB also created the Above the Falls Regional Park Master Plan (2013 ATF Park Plan) to further guide development and identify near term regional park priorities - again identifying the Scherer Bros. site as a priority.

Funding for the Parcel 'D' development is expected to be through private development and a ground lease of the site.

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