Update on Minneapolis Upper River project
There has been a tremendous amount of work taking place recently, much of it “behind the scenes,” in the transformation of the upper Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis. The current land use pattern, with swaths of industrial space barely threaded–in some places–with a bike trail, is slated to change in the coming years.
The Mill City Times has been covering the work of the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative quite thoroughly. Click here for the Mill City Times hope page, and from there, click on “River Hub.” From there, scroll down to “Long Term Vision for Minneapolis Riverfront from MRDI” for a visually rich sense of what’s possible.
The MRDI web site itself is a hub for community engagement in the process. It’s a truism, of course, but helping the next generation of inclusive, sustainable riverfront development emerge is going to take the work of everyone.