Tom Fisher and Tom Leader continue their conversation about the role of landscape and urban design in shaping our cities. In this second installment of RiverFirst Insights, Fisher and Leader discuss various topics including how landscape design can be a strategic response to a city’s …Read More
We are pleased to share our first RiverFirst Insights clip, the first in a series of three. The clip is taken from a conversation between Tom Leader, Principal of Tom Leader Studios, and Tom Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of …Read More
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 …
We’re on pins and needles waiting to hear – as of 3PM, Thursday, March 14 – whether bills circulating the Minnesota Legislature authorizing an exemption for Hall’s Island will be heard at Committee this week. If the bills get a hearing, then they will move …Read More
Position, Goals and Challenges
As part of the RiverFirst Vision for the Mississippi River corridor, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is designing an exciting eight-acre riverfront park on the former Scherer Bros. lumberyard site in Northeast Minneapolis.
Along with …Read More
We’re always interested in what you think. Now – following the Design Team’s visit this week, and the ongoing Hall’s Island negotiation with permitting agencies – is a particularly good time to comment on the progress of Priority Projects.
If you didn’t make last night’s …
What interests some Minnesotans most about RiverFirst? Jon Commers, Principal of Donjek, told our Steering Committee on January 17, that three themes are emerging from his research:
Interest in how RiverFirst binds together separate sites
Eagerness for immediate demonstration
Desire to make RiverFirst concrete …
INPUT SOUGHT ON SCHERER PARK-HALL’S ISLAND, RIVERFRONT TRAILS, 26th AVE N & 22nd AVE NE GREENWAYS
Thursday, January 17, 6-8:00 PM (Presentations 6:30-7:15 PM)
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Map & Directions
Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, …
Our thanks to MinnPost for citing RiverFirst in a 21 Dec 12 article called 7 best planning moves in Twin Cities history, authored by CityScape columnist Marlys Harris.
Harris encourages Twin Citians to recollect the “smart moves” we’ve made. “We should be aware of our …
Transforming the Minneapolis Upper Riverfront From Ditch to Destination
The 2,500-mile Mississippi River corridor is one of four migratory flyways in North America, as well as a globally singular ecosystem that drains a watershed stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians and encompassing …Read More