Water Works Public Meeting II, 27 Feb 2012

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Presentation of a conceptual development plan for Water Works park on the Mississippi riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. HR&A and MS&R created the plan for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and our partner, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, as part of a three-month design process, December 2011 - February 2012.

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Water Works Public Meeting II, 27 Feb 2012

  1. 1. Water Works: Meeting Two February 27, 2012 Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 1
  2. 2. AgendaIntroductioni. Analysisii. Usesiii. ConceptsImplementationConclusion & Questions Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 2
  3. 3. MR|DIAt the heart of the next “Chain of Lakes” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 3
  4. 4. In a growing mixed-use neighborhood Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 4
  5. 5. “A place for everyone – downtowners, families, visitors”“National Destination: GO BIG” “Something new” “A hub in a national park” “Lots of activities!” “Places to eat and drink” “Things to do in winter”“Relax with a glass of wine while watching my kids” “Tunnels are cool!” “Historical interpretation” High aspirations for a vibrant park destination Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 5
  6. 6. Engage the ruins Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 6
  7. 7. Come on down!Engage the ruins Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 7
  8. 8. Interact with water Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 8
  9. 9. Stay dry Get your feet wet Take a plunge Interact with water Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 9
  10. 10. Bring the kids Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 10
  11. 11. Come for winter Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 11
  12. 12. Take pride in design Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 12
  13. 13. Mill Ruins Park (2.0)Gardens, history, quiet Convergence Zone Programs, food & drink Park Pavilions Services & connections Layered zones of use Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 13
  14. 14. Mill Ruins Park (2.0)Gardens, history, quiet Convergence Zone Programs, food & drink Park Pavilions Services & connections Come to play Stay to relax An “all of the above” approach Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 14
  15. 15. Come to play / stay to relax Vibrancy = People Timef (People) = passersby + destination visitors f (Time) = activities & services Come to relax / stay to play A virtuous cycle of vibrancy (and revenue potential) Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 15
  16. 16. i. Analysis Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 16
  17. 17. i. AnalysisPARK DISTRICTS SCHERER BROS. BOOM ISLAND NICOLLET ISLAND MILLS DISTRICT EAST MILL DISTRICT ONLY DOWNTOWN DISTRICT DOWNTOWN WEST MILL DISTRICT BOHEMIAN FLATS Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 17
  18. 18. i. AnalysisLINEAR CONNECTIONS CEDAR LAKE TRAIL N IO CT NE ON LC GRA NAR Y CO AL RRID TM OR LLE CO RIV ER NI PA RKW AY T RA IL N IO CT NE ON EC NU E AV O AG IC CH Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 18
  19. 19. i. AnalysisVIEW OF STUDY AREAJUNE 2010 SITE VISIT 3RD AVENUE BRIDGE ST. ANTHONY FALLS PILLSBURY MILL ST. ANTHONY FALLS LABORATORY U OF M STONE ARCH BRIDGE LOCK AND DAM NO. 1 CANAL GATEHOUSE LOCATIONVIEW FROM ROOF OF FUJI-YA Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 19
  20. 20. i. AnalysisVIEW OF STUDY AREA 5TH AVE RIVERWEST GUTHRIE THEATER MILL DISTRICT ACCESS BUILDINGWATER POWER ST. ANTHONY LOCK AND DAM NO. 1 STUDY AREA 3RD AVENUEPARK FALLS BRIDGEVIEW FROM EAST DISTRICT Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 20
  21. 21. i. AnalysisHISTORICAL Future West Mill District 1850’S LUMBER MILLS VIEW EAST POND Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 21
  22. 22. i. AnalysisHISTORICAL New City Waterworks 1883 - 1931 Old City Waterworks 1866 - 1931 1880’S ETCHING ON MILL DISTRICT 1885 DISTRICT SANBORN MAP Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 22
  23. 23. i. AnalysisHISTORICAL Bridge Freight Building Columbia Mill Bassett Boiler House Canal Gate House Construction of Lock and Dam #1 1960’S VIEW Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 23
  24. 24. i. AnalysisCURRENT CURRENT VIEW 2012 Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 24
  25. 25. i. AnalysisARCHEOLOGICAL MULTIPLE ARCHEOLOGICAL STUDIES Tail races Gate House Columbia Mill Fuji-ya Building Canal Mill City Museum Previous Archeological excavations 1960 - 2007 Summary from Multiple Archeological Surveys: 106 Group, John Anfinson, NPS Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 25
  26. 26. i. AnalysisARCHEOLOGICAL Old City Waterworks 1866 - 1931 Canal Gate House Re-Construction BUILDING OF GRANITE GATE HOUSE Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 26
  27. 27. i. AnalysisARCHEOLOGICAL Canal & Gatehouse Bassett Boiler House Foundations (buried) Columbia Mill Occidental Mill (2 levels) Outer walls (buried) Scale Shed Foundations Footings from Trestle (buried) Bridge (buried) Wheel House Foundations (buried) Stone Wall West Riverbank intact OUTLINES OF REMAINING ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 27
  28. 28. i. AnalysisREGULATORY 1MILL DISTRICT:WEST RIVER PARKWAY:MILL RUINS PARK :MINNEAPOLIS PARK & RECREATION BOARDMARCH 7, 1990 Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 28
  29. 29. i. Analysis The Minneapolis Community Devel-REGULATORY 2 opment Agency (MCDA) established three goals for redevelopment of the Historic Mills District, once known asMILL DISTRICT: HISTORIC MILLS DISTRICT MASTER PLAN Industry Square:MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT · Create new downtown housing · Attract and retain business · Respect the historic integrity of the Milwaukee Whitney Mill Mill Ruins Mill City district Road Depot Quarter Park Museum Guthrie Site 0 200 400 0 200 400 0 200 400 0 200 400 0 200 400 0 200 400 Legend ue Parks & Open Space e So nu en uth ve Av 2n dA dS Mixed-Use go tre Development lan et ica rt Ch Po W Wa Commercial 35 s hin gto Development te nA ta rs ve Cultural/Recreation/ uth nu te e Entertainment In So So uth ue Guthrie Expansion en Av th Downtown East Structured Parking 11 Open Book LRT Station Existing BuildingsFigure 4 Vacant industrial sites will be transformed into a downtown cultural and residential district Plaza Figure 3 Aerial view of the Guthrie Alternative Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 29
  30. 30. i. AnalysisREGULATORY 3MILL DISTRICT STUDY : POWER OF THE FALLS:RENEWING THE VISION FOR ST. ANTHONY FALLS HERITAGE ZONEAND ST. ANTHONY FALLS HERITAGE BOARD Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 30
  31. 31. i. AnalysisREGULATORY 4 West Side Water Power District - Rivers Edge O OPEN SPACE SHOULD BE RETAINED O CONNECTIONS BETWEEN MILLS, RAILROAD AND RIVER O EXISTING /HISTORIC CONNECTION POINTS O REVEAL AND INTEGRATE HISTORIC INFRASTRUCTURE O LANDSCAPE THAT PROMOTES NATIVE SPECIES O NEW INFILL BUILDINGS SUPPORT INTERPRETIVE GOALS From Saint Anthony Falls Historic District Design Guidelines -- draft 2011 Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 31
  32. 32. i. AnalysisFLOWS - CONVERGENCE C RIVER PARKWAY & PORTLAND AVENUE 5TH AVENUE BRIDGEHEAD & 1ST STREET & PARKING LOT 3RD AVENUE BRIDGE Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 32
  33. 33. i. AnalysisFUJI YA Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 33
  34. 34. i. AnalysisOPPORTUNITY Study Area Characteristics #5: Linear Zones Guthrie and Chicago Access Mills and Mill Ruins Canal and Structures and Bridgehead 5th & 1st Lock & Dam and Trees & Ruins Portland Access Two Bridges Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 34
  35. 35. ii. Uses Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 35
  36. 36. ii. Uses PUBLIC MEETING COMMENTS1) WHAT TYPE OF PARK WOULD YOU 2) WHAT ARE THOSE QUALITIES OF 3) WHO WOULD THIS PLACE SERVE? LIKE TO SEE ON THE WATER WORKS THE EXISTING SITE THAT RESIDENTS AND VISITORS, REPEAT VISITORS SITE? WE COULD BUILD ON? NATIONAL PARK SERVICE/MNRRA / MPRB DISTRICT NATIONAL DESTINATION - GO BIG IMPORTANT PHYSICAL FEATURES, BALANCED TRANSPORTATION MODES GEOLOGICAL CONDITIONS, HISTORIC A HUB – WITHIN 72 MILE NATIONAL PARK COMPONENT? KIDS/FAMILIES A PARK FOR THE URBAN SETTING (OPEN, ACCESSIBLE, WATER POWER (MCM EXHIBITS BUT FULL SCALE) BALANCE USES WITH OTHER RIVER PARKS CONNECTED) GEOLOGY/HISTORY INTERPRETATION – PRESETTLEMENT, BOAT/CANOE/WHITEWATER NPS CANOE STORAGE/DISPLAY CONNECTED TO DOWNTOWN PRE INDUSTRY STORY WINTER VISITORS CONCESSIONS (SEASALT) FOOD TRUCKS POST OFFICE SPACES ( AFTER IS CLOSED WHAT BECOMES OF IT?) DAKOTA INTERPRETATIVE CENTER – NATIVE AMERICAN FOOD ACTIVATE THE RIVER ( LIKE EAST SIDE) THE TUNNELS WATER WORKS USE PUBLIC INPUT –COMMENTS CATEGORIZED ACCESS FOR CANOES/BOATS GATEHOUSE AND CANAL TRADITIONAL PARK AND RECREATION • CONCESSIONS; FOOD, TOILETS ART ELEMENTS – SCULPTURE PARK, PROGRAMMING HISTORY OF CITY WATER SUPPLY “ WATERWORKS” • WATER ACCESS • TREES MUSIC VENUES REMOVE THE FUJIYA TOP OF THE BUILDING • VENUES FOR MUSIC, PERFORMANCE • ART RESTROOMS USE THE MULTI-LEVELS INTERPRETATION AND HISTORY CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS FOR PARKS THE LOCK AND DAM #1 • WATER POWER- FALLS, CANAL, GATEHOUSE, TUNNELS • MILLING – RUINS, WATER WORKS, GEOLOGY 24/7/365 THE RUINS AND THE HISTORY • NATIVE AMERICAN RIVER STORIES • LOCK & DAM WINTER USES – 4 SEASONS NOT JUST RUINS & AMENITIES QUALITIES THE MATURE TREES • BALANCED USES: FOR ALL: KID AND FAMILY, RESIDENTS AND VISITORS • FOUR SEASON USES: WINTER • POTENTIAL PARTNERS: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, POST OFFICE, BELL MUSEUM, HYDROLOGY LAB • THINK BIG: A HUB FOR WHOLE URBAN RIVER, NATIONAL DESTINATION • CONNECTED: TO DOWNTOWN, EAST SIDE PARTNERS LIKE BELL MUSEUM, U OF M HYDROLOGY LAB • DEMONSTRATE SUSTAINABILITY Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 36
  37. 37. ii. UsesCATEGORIES Water Works Use Public Input –Comments Categorized TRADITIONAL PARK AND RECREATION • Concessions; food, toilets • Water access • Trees • Venues for music, performance • Art INTERPRETATION AND HISTORY • Water Power- falls, canal, gatehouse, tunnels • Milling – ruins, Water Works, geology • Native American River Stories • Lock & Dam QUALITIES • Balanced uses: for all: Kid and family, residents and visitors • Four season uses: Winter • Potential Partners: National Park Service, Post Office, Bell Museum, Hydrology • Think Big: a Hub for whole urban river, National destination • Connected: to downtown, east side • Demonstrate Sustainablity › Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 37
  38. 38. ii. Uses 3 OVERLAPPING USAGE ZONES Mill Ruins Park Zone Convergence Zone Park Pavilion Zone Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 38
  39. 39. ii. Uses MILL RUINS PARK ZONESurrounding Context Performance Venue • Mill Ruins Model Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 39
  40. 40. ii. Uses MILL RUINS PARK ZONE • CHARACTER: QUIET o multi-level ruins with plants o linkage to Mill City Museum, GuthrieMcPhail • INTERPRETATION o milling, canal terminus, tunnels, rail road o Native American - Spirit Island Spirit Island • EXPERIENCES: RUIN “ROOMS” FOR ACTIVITIES o interpretation, art, performance education o kids activities o botanical • Spirit Island Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 40
  41. 41. ii. Uses CONVERGENCE ZONE Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 41
  42. 42. ii. Uses CONVERGENCE ZONESurrounding Context Major Intersection PORTLAND AVENUE AND CANAL PARKWAY STONE ARCH BRIDGE 5TH AND 1ST WEST RIVER PARKWAY Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 42
  43. 43. ii. Uses CONVERGENCE ZONE• CHARACTER: ACTIVE o active multilevel nexus and bridgehead o linkage to downtown• INTERPRETATION o water power: canal, gatehouse o lock and dam• EXPERIENCE: DYNAMIC CROSSROADS o water interaction o gathering/performance GATE HOUSE CANAL • Gatehouse Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 43
  44. 44. ii. Uses PARK PAVILION ZONE Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 44
  45. 45. ii. Uses PARK PAVILION ZONESurrounding Context Commercial Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 45
  46. 46. ii. Uses PARK PAVILION ZONE• CHARACTER: QUIETo multi level gathering/viewing with treeso linkage to downtown• INTERPRETATIONo water works, saw millingo railroad• EXPERIENCE: PARK PAVILIONo food and drinko services: toilets, warming, bike air/service • Ruin walls amongst landscape Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 46
  47. 47. iii. Concepts Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 47
  48. 48. iii. Concepts PARK PAVILION CONVERGENCE MILL RUINS PARK STAIR TOWER TREE GARDEN FOOD PAVILION REINTRODUCE CANAL SUNKEN EVENT STAIR TOWER ACCESS TO LOCK RUIN BOTANICAL GATEHOUSE & BRIDGE SPACE ACCESS TO MILL & JETTI ROOMS RUINS Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 48
  49. 49. iii. Concepts LAYERED SYSTEMSSHARED STREET Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 49
  50. 50. iii. Concepts LAYERED SYSTEMSSHARED STREET SEGREGATED INTEGRATED/SHARED Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 50
  51. 51. iii. Concepts LAYERED SYSTEMSSHARED STREET Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 51
  52. 52. iii. Concepts LAYERED SYSTEMSSHARED STREET - PRECEDENTSCOPENHAGEN SEATTLE HOUSINGPAVING PATTERN AS CUE AMSTERDAM Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 52
  53. 53. iii. Concepts LAYERED SYSTEMSNEW CONNECTIONS Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 53
  54. 54. iii. Concepts LAYERED SYSTEMSPLANTINGS Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 54
  55. 55. iii. Concepts LAYERED SYSTEMSWATER Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 55
  56. 56. iii. Concepts LAYERED SYSTEMSEXISTING TUNNELS Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 56
  57. 57. iii. ConceptsOVERALL VIEW “BEFORE” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 57
  58. 58. iii. ConceptsOVERALL VIEW “PROPOSED” PARK PAVILION ZONE CONVERGENCE ZONE MILL RUINS PARK ZONE Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 58
  59. 59. iii. Concepts MILL RUINS PARK ZONEPORTLAND AND MIDAS MILL Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 59
  60. 60. iii. Concepts MILL RUINS PARK ZONETAILRACES - “BEFORE” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 60
  61. 61. iii. Concepts MILL RUINS PARK ZONETAILRACES - CONNECTION TO THE “UNDERGROUND” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 61
  62. 62. iii. Concepts CONVERGENCE ZONECANAL AND GATE HOUSE Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 62
  63. 63. iii. Concepts CONVERGENCE ZONEGATE HOUSE “BEFORE” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 63
  64. 64. iii. Concepts CONVERGENCE ZONEGATE HOUSE “PERFORMANCE AND GATHERING SPACE” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 64
  65. 65. iii. Concepts PARK PAVILION ZONECOLUMBIA & FUJI YA RUINS EXISTING Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 65
  66. 66. iii. Concepts PARK PAVILION ZONEWATER WORKS AND COLUMBIA MILL Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 66
  67. 67. iii. Concepts PARK PAVILION ZONE1ST STREET VIEW “BEFORE” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 67
  68. 68. iii. Concepts PARK PAVILION ZONE1ST STREET VIEW ”PROPOSED” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 68
  69. 69. iii. Concepts PARK PAVILION ZONEROOFTOP VIEW “BEFORE” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 69
  70. 70. iii. Concepts PARK PAVILION ZONEROOFTOP VIEW “PROPOSED” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 70
  71. 71. iii. Concepts PARK PAVILION ZONEROOFTOP VIEW “PROPOSED” Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 71
  72. 72. “Sea Salt” | Minnehaha Falls$2,000,000 annual revenue (2011) $240,000 paid to park (12%) Food & drink can be a significant revenue source Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 72
  73. 73. Minnehaha Falls Downtown Riverfront1,275,000 1,430,000Annual visitors Annual visitors Food & drink can be a significant revenue source Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 73
  74. 74. Minnehaha Falls Uses Falls viewing Playing below the falls 3 different gardens Volleyball court Bicycle rentals 500+ picnics 40+ concertsComplementary uses drive revenue potential Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 74
  75. 75. Phasing should consider a diversity of activities & services Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 75
  76. 76. Questions? Waterworks Study | February 27, 2012 76

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