RiverFirst: A Park Design Proposal and Implementation Framework for the Minneapolis Upper Riverfront was created by RiverFirst Design Team TLS/KVA in 2011.


The RiverFirst Vision is a groundbreaking urban design strategy that returns the natural forces and real and symbolic power of the Mississippi River to the forefront of regional city building.


The Design Team’s emphasis on the Mississippi River’s endemic flow and topography redefines a resulting landscape to simultaneously meet the needs of people, city and river itself, while ensuring an adaptable response climate change and sustainable basis for future growth.


RiverFirst Vision (Final 2012) from RiverFirst Initiative

> Download the Executive Summary (pdf)