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 fall 2018 groundbreaking and 2019 grand opening.
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.
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.
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