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Minneapolis Upper Riverfront Future: Join in the Discussions!

July 27, 2011Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on Minneapolis Upper Riverfront Future: Join in the Discussions!

The Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative has entered an intensive community engagement phase.

Key dates and features:

Public meeting tomorrow evening (July 28) 7-9 pm at Bottineau Park Recreation Center.  More info below.

Fill out the Community Input Survey (more information below).

Someone will plan for the Upper Riverfront–You might as well have a say!

I am copying below information about the different ways you can become involved:

With the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board continues its contribution to the revitalization of the Upper Riverfront by bringing to life new destination parks that reconnect people from near and far with America’s fourth coast and one of the three great rivers of the world.

The public is encouraged to participate in multiple ways:

  • At MR|DI Public  Meetings
    Light refreshments will be served. Free  parking.
  • Thursday, July 28, 7-9:00PM
    Bottineau   Park Recreation Center
    2000 2nd St. NE Minneapolis, MN  55418
  • Thursday, August 4, 7-9:00PM
    Farview   Park
    621 29th Ave. N Minneapolis, MN  55411
  • At neighborhood association  meetings
    Visit their online calendar for upcoming meetings (  Suggestions for additional neighborhood associations, or civic, non-profit or  worship organizations are welcome.
  • Take the Community Input Survey  (Continuing through August 9)
    Find the link on, pick it up at any Minneapolis  Parks recreation center, or get them from MR|DI Youth Ambassadors at community  events this summer (their schedule is also online at
  • Join  in the conversation about what the “River Is” and “Could Be,”…
    a  community-wide exercise to gather individuals’ thoughts about the river now  and for the future, found online at  and
  • See youth Ambassadors in action:
    Seven paid part- and full-time interns receive training on RiverFIRST, the MR|DI, Minneapolis Park Board, and River Is. As a team, they represent the MR|DI at more than 35 community events during an intense nine-week internship. As individuals, they participate in and help shape one of the most significant city-building efforts in their lifetime. Internships are managed in partnership with STEP-UP Achieve, a City of Minneapolis jobs training and experience program of the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Public Schools.
  • RiverFIRST slide presentation
  • SiteSeeing slide presentation from the Design Competition
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