The Sioux Chef’s Native American cuisine will bring to life the riverfront’s Indigenous culture; education, healthy living, revitalized food systems all key to The Sioux Chef mission
Archaeological exploration to locate and assess buried Bassett, Columbia and Occidental Mill walls begins in August; careful deconstruction of former Fuji-Ya building begins in September
Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Park Board preparing for 2018 construction start on phase 1 of the transformative park project overlooking St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is holding a public hearing on the proposed concept design of the Water Works Mezzanine Phase on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 pm at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and philanthropic partner, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation (Foundation) are requesting expressions of interest from food vendors seeking to create a food experience for Water Works on the downtown Minneapolis riverfront. See the Business Opportunities webpage for more information. Expressions of Interest, as described in the posted Request for Interest, are due Monday, June 19 at noon CST.
We invite community members to take the Water Works concept revision online survey. The survey will be open through Sunday, May 21. Survey results as well as information from other engagement efforts will be posted on the project website.
New design proposal advances Water Works as a place for storytelling, embeds park pavilion in mill ruins and emphasizes green- and play-space
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Parks Foundation invite community members to learn about progress on the Water Works project. Two community open houses [PDF] will be held, Monday, May 1, 5:30-8 pm, at Mill City Museum, and Tuesday, May 2, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, at the Water Works site (back up location at the Crown Roller Mill first floor Innovation Room at 105 5th Ave. South). At both open houses, community members will be able to see updated designs and hear from Park Board and Parks Foundation staff and the design team. Registration is not required for either public meeting.
The cultural resources consultant, led by the 106 Group and including Pam Smith created the Interpretive Plan [PDF] to help guide upcoming design work.
On June 15, 2016 the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners approved an agreement with a design team led by Damon Farber Associates to provide design services for the Water Works Mezzanine Phase. The $2,050,684 contract runs from June 15, 2016 to December 31, 2020 and includes a number of supporting firms with specialized expertise.