Public hearing on Water Works design concept set for June 7

Posted on May 30, 2017

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 transformative park development project overlooking St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge that will bring significant new historic, cultural, and recreational amenities to one of the most iconic locations in Minneapolis. 

The updated concept embeds a new park pavilion into the historic ruins of the Bassett and Columbia mills, as well as expands naturalized gathering spaces with direct access to public amenities.

During the hearing, interested members of the public have a chance to weigh in on the evolution of the concept design before the Board of Commissioners. After the hearing is closed, commissioners will consider its approval.

View Concept Design [PDF]

If approved, limited archaeology work will begin in 2017, with the majority of construction starting in 2018. The new Mezzanine Phase is anticipated to open in 2019.

Public Hearing

Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: MPRB Headquarters Board Room
Address: 2117 West River Road
Topic: Public hearing on concept design of Water Works Mezzanine Phase

See Water Works Project Page