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Attend Open House at Mill City Museum on September 27

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Minneapolis Parks Foundation invite the public to view and comment on the design progress of Water Works at an open house scheduled Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, 6-8 pm at Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd St.  The project team will present the updated design of the downtown […]

Water Works update: first stage of construction work planned for summer/fall 2018.

Excavation and masonry rehabilitation may begin soon at the future site of Water Works. Construction bids are still under review, but if everything is approved work will begin in July or August 2018. Limited construction is expected to continue through the fall and winter, with more extensive new construction planned for 2019. First Street South may […]

Water Works update: schematic design approved; partnership with The Sioux Chef formalized with Letter of Intent

Nov. 29 Board actions set stage for 2018 groundbreaking The Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MRPB) marked another important milestone in the Water Works riverfront park project yesterday, when MPRB Commissioners approved phase 1 schematic design and a Letter of Intent (LOI) with The Sioux Chef. These actions ensure that Water Works stays on course for its anticipated […]

Attend November 9 Open House for update on Water Works project

Open House planned to discuss progression of project design, programming, food vendor and schedule The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is hosting an open house to give an update on the Water Works project on Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-8 pm at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St. At 6:15 pm, members of the Water […]

Water Works construction update: selective deconstruction of Fuji Ya building has begun

Selective deconstruction and archival documentation has begun at the former Fuji Ya restaurant site Work has begun on repurposing the site of the former Fuji Ya restaurant building at 420 1st St. S into a new indoor park pavilion featuring a riverfront restaurant and food service venue run by The Sioux Chef. Careful deconstruction of […]

Water Works design concept adopted by Board of Commissioners

On Wednesday, June 28, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners voted to adopt the Water Works design concept.  In May, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, together with the MPRB, brought forward a dramatic — and now definitive — design concept for the Water Works project that will embed a new, indoor park pavilion […]

Public hearing on Water Works design concept set for June 7

MPRB Commissioners will consider revised Water Works “Mezzanine Phase” concept after 6:30 pm public hearing 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. Water Works is a […]

Water Works Concept Design – Online Survey

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.  

Water Works Concept Design Open Houses

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 […]

Water Works Interpretive Plan

The cultural resources consultant, led by the 106 Group and including Pam Smith created the Interpretive Plan [PDF] to help guide upcoming design work.