Minneapolis, Minn. – Three award-winning design teams were shortlisted for the Water Works park schematic design project, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced today. The teams are Gustafson Guthrie Nichol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York); SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York); and Team West 8 …Read More
The Minnesota House this week passed the omnibus bill 976, which includes language authorizing the restoration or recreation of “Hall’s Island or such similar island.” The article goes on to read, in part:
The commissioner of natural resources shall grant any authorizations, permits for permissions …
This slideshow previews the potential public-private funding strategies for RiverFirst. Included are demographic maps of the RiverFirst area, key themes for implementation, findings about perception and approach to implementation, and broad Priority Project funding projections.
Donjeck Inc. completed the Finance Strategy analysis and recommendations and …
Naomi Pescovitz of KSTP-TV Channel 5 covered RiverFirst last night. This is an excellent segment featuring Tom Leader and several community members, and captures the importance of RiverFirst to the region.Read More
This animated future “day in the park” helps you imagine the very special connection to the Mississippi River that Scherer and Hall’s Island will provide: Recreation and amenities together with new habitat, all with the city skyline in view. Thank you, Tom Leader Studio!
If you’re following RiverFirst design or looking forward to our forthcoming Finance Strategy, you’ll appreciate this Executive Summary presentation.
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioners heard, Wednesday, May 1, a summary of progress from the RiverFirst Design Team and the RiverFirst Initiative, who have completed …
Sheila Kennedy of Kennedy & Violich Architecture gave this evocative quote to Chris Bentley for the Architect’s Newspaper:
“Sometimes I think of our design process as stripping away the thin industrial layer that covers the site to reveal the river as it actually is,” said …
PUBLIC HAS TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN ABOUT SCHERER PARK/HALL’S ISLAND, NEW RIVERFRONT TRAILS AND OTHER AMENITIES
Thursday, May 2, 2013
11 AM – 12:00 PM Community Open House
6 – 8:00 PM Public Meeting: Presentations begin at 6:10 PM
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
The Hall’s Island bills (S.F. 1261 – Dziedzic/H.F. 1474 – Loeffler) didn’t get a hearing in the Minnesota Legislature by the March 14 deadline (see this post).
But Sen. Dziedzic and Rep. Loeffler introduced legislation this week that amends a 2010 Legacy appropriations bill to allow …
A very interesting article about the Atlanta BeltLine in the New York Times: The scale of the project – 22 miles of rails to trails and parks – is ambitious and will transform the city. The article addresses the impact just a few miles of …Read More