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AppendicesRiverFIRST:A Park Design Proposal and Implementation Frameworkfor the Minneapolis Upper RiverfrontDRAFT
Appendix A:                                      Youth Ambassadors                                           Community Mee...
Community Input Survey                                                                   What features of Minneapolis Park...
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and along Graco headquarters to Sheridan Park going North to the city’s edge.                              map. It is the ...
Appendices - Draft RiverFIRST Proposal
Appendices - Draft RiverFIRST Proposal
Appendices - Draft RiverFIRST Proposal
Appendices - Draft RiverFIRST Proposal
Appendices - Draft RiverFIRST Proposal
Appendices - Draft RiverFIRST Proposal
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  1. 1. AppendicesRiverFIRST:A Park Design Proposal and Implementation Frameworkfor the Minneapolis Upper RiverfrontDRAFT
  2. 2. Appendix A: Youth Ambassadors Community Meetings Harrison Neighborhood NE Chamber of CommerceCommunity A community calendar of all event assignments A community calendar of all presentations Jordan Neighborhood is posted online. is posted online. NE Network East Side Coop Holland NeighborhoodEngagement Six paid part- and full-time interns received training on MR|DI Project Manager met with and presented the RiverFIRST, the MR|DI, Minneapolis Park Board, and RiverFIRST proposal to key community individuals, Building Community Exhibit River Is. As a team, they represented the MR|DI at more institutions and neighborhood organizations, as well Asian Media AccessUpdate than 40 community events during an intense nine-week as participated in a variety of community events. The Catalyst Hosted Northside CDC Event with internship, June – August. Internships were managed MPRB also hosted a total of three community meetings Emerge, Neon, WBBA, East Gateway Partnership in partnership with STEP-UP Achieve. in North and Northeast Minneapolis, (after the initial five Jordan Listening Group held at MPRB) with CPED and Minneapolis Riverfront Total Man MinistryIn keeping with the “two-way education” Youth Ambassador Events: Partnership making brief presentations alongside MR|DI. Victory Neighborhoodand “Both/And” themes of the MR|DI and Red White Boom Many organizations also hosted events featuring the AIARiverFIRST, respectively, the MR|DI actively Hawthorne Huddle MR|DI and meetings have taken place with Riverfront MCTC Class Presentation Northeast Farmers Market land owners.gathered input from a wider and deeper Community Connections Free Family Fun Days,base of communities, while simultaneously North Mississippi Regional Park Community Engagement Meetings Margo Ashmore, North/NE Newsencouraging relationship-building among Folwell/Webber-Camden 5 MPRB Hosted Public Meetings @ MPRB Jackie CherryholmesUpper Riverfront stakeholders and the Roger Cummings, Juxtaposition Arts Creekview Ice Cream Social MPRB Hosted North Mississippi Regional Park Amy Fields, East Side Coopbroader community as a whole. The MR|DI Minneapolis Farmers Market MPRB Hosted Bottineau Jamil Ford, Heritage Park/NRCCcommunity engagement strategy included Dickman Park Neighborhood BBQ MPRB Hosted Farview Park Scott Gray, Urban Leagueseveral interactive and design-based ways for Extended weekend evening programming RiverLife/Dakota Community Members Larry Hiscock, Harrison for teens at Minneapolis Parks: Fairview Park, Great River Eventthe community to re-engage with the river and Bishop Howell, Shiloh Temple Logan Park, Folwell Park, North Commons Park Stone Arch Discussion Groupshare their knowledge with the MR|DI. This Calhoun Isles Community Band Dakota Representative Ange Hwang, Asian Media Accessstrategy has been informed and supported by Paul Jaeger, MPRB King Park Ice Cream Social LaFargethe invaluable active involvement of Assistant Christine Levens, NE Chamber Commerce Minnesota Sinfonia Juxtaposition Arts Lauren MakerSuperintendent of Recreation Corky Wiseman West Broadway Farmers Market Give + Take hosted by NRRC and Works Progress Maren McDonell, Harrisonand three CSA staff, Jamie Nelder, Paul Upper River Forum Hawthorne Huddle Mary Jamon McGuire, MCTC Driveway Tour Puppet Show Folwell Park Jordan Neighborhood RepresentativeYaeger, and Larry Umphrey along with many Barbara Milon, MRDI Community Meeting Bottineau Park Lind Bohanancommunity contacts. River First Challenge Audubon Phyllis Wheatley Community Center Max Musicant, Catalyst Northside Arts Crawl Folwell/Webber CamdenWhat follows is a summary of activity and Music & A Movie Hawthorne Neighborhood Jamie Nedler, MPRBsurvey results. Kim Nowicki, North Mississippi/Konig Center Live on the Drive Concert Series McKinley Neighborhood Pat Nunnally, U of M RiverLife Festival of Fathers GAF Lynn Riskedal, Jordan Indiginous Series Concert North Loop Neighborhood Association Alameda Rocha Redeemer Lutheran Church Pohlad Foundation Sponsored Mona Smith, Allies: Media/Art Excel Energy 100 Year Anniversary North Neighborhood Consortium Jodie Tanaka NRCC Back to School Event Walker Art Center – Field Office AFT Larry Umphrey, MPRB Urban League Family Day St. Anthony West by Sally GransDR Liz Wielinski, MPRB FMR Mississippi River Challenge Corky Wiseman, MPRB Heritage Park by Jamil Ford Annie Young, MPRB NRRC by Jamil Ford David Zander, Asian Community Liaison Cleveland Neighborhood Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, UROC Malcolm, BRC48
  3. 3. Community Input Survey What features of Minneapolis Parks you like best? Rank the following RiverFIRST ideas in order of importance: Rank these RiverFIRST points of view in the order that Natural areas ................................................ 478........73% First number is the count of respondents selecting you agree with most strongly:Full survey results available online Trails .............................................................. 464........71% the option, followed by the percent of the total First number is the count of respondents selectingA comprehensive survey, made broadly available online Neighborhood parks .................................. 425........65% respondents selecting the option. the option, followed by the percent of the totaland in print, delved into experience and opinions with the Parkways ....................................................... 356........55% Mobility – Improve suburban and urban access respondents selecting the option.Mississippi River, the Upper Riverfront and Minneapolis Boulevard/street trees ................................ 341........52% and use of the river with continuous trails and “Both/And” – Integrate different ways to use parksparks, in addition to individual responses to key RiverFIRST Regional parks ............................................. 263........40% green transportation on both banks and like work/play and private/public to createthemes, philosophies and proposed projects. We have 709 Recreation centers ...................................... 149........23% across the river. ...............................................214 ......40% more access and attract more people. ........188 ......36%completed surveys which is equal to 4.75% return rate for a Athletic fields ............................................... 108........17% Meeting spaces ........................................... 101........15% Water – Create park-like streams from the neighbor- “Go with the flow” – Use streams and natural1/2 mile radius along the river. Other ............................................................ 74..........11% hoods for both storm-water management land features to guide water flow, insteadKey Themes Courts ........................................................... 49..........8% and community enjoyment. ..........................159 ......29% of blocking it with levies and dams. .............159 ......30%Reviewing the data from the Community Input Survey, Health – Improve the health of the community “Parks plus” – Beyond being beautifulit is clear community members love their parks and are What parks services or programs do you think and river with sustainable urban agriculture and for recreation, parks can functionpassionate about the Mississippi River. A few key themes are important? opportunities in the parks. ............................131 ......24% to benefit the community and make themare clear from the data: Community events and celebrations ........ 503........77% Green Economy – The proposal suggests more sustainable. ...........................................141 ......27% Environmental programs ............................ 461........70% Natural areas and trails are features respondents value green and clean industries that more Arts and cultural programs ......................... 439........67% “Design with topography” – Make the most People go to the river to relax, recreate and socialize Children’s programs .................................... 421........64% naturally go with parks. ..................................62 ........12% of the different heights of the banks and Respondents identify with the Both/And approach to Teen programs............................................. 384........59% the way the river moves along them. ...........70 ........13% the RiverFIRST proposal — creating multi-functional Senior’s programs........................................ 271........41% Select three RiverFIRST areas of opportunity that you parks in mixed use settings Adult programs............................................ 270........41% would like to see developed in the next five years: Please rank the following goals in order of Other ............................................................ 59..........9% Continuous Riverfront Trail, connecting importance: Connecting communities to the river and one another with regional and national park trails First number is the count of respondents selecting is an important goal and both sides of the river. ............................401 ......71% How often do you go to the Upper Riverfront in the option, followed by the percent of the total Riverside Trails, Scherer Park, Farview Park Extension, Minneapolis, which spans east and west banks from respondents selecting the option. Scherer Park, restoring the original Gateway Park and the Wetlands are the priority parks. the Stone Arch Bridge downtown to the city’s island and creating a wading beach Transform the river from a barrier to a connector by northern border. and places to kayak and canoe. ...................265 ......47%Survey Results knitting both sides of the riverfront together Several times a month ................................ 213........33% Farview Park Link, connecting with the surrounding communities...............246 ......45% What part of town do you live in? Several times a year .................................... 188........29% Minneapolis ................................................. 558........81% Nearly every day .......................................... 133........21% North Minneapolis with a continuous park Re-focus the city toward one of the three great rivers Twin Cities Metro (outside of Once a year or less ...................................... 79..........12% over I94 and to the river. ................................246 ......43% of the world—the Fourth Coast of the U.S.— Minneapolis or St. Paul) .............................. 76..........11% Never ............................................................ 28..........4% Westside Wetlands, returning part of the an extraordinary environmental amenity St. Paul .......................................................... 34..........5% Total .............................................................. 641........100% Minneapolis Port back to its natural state that defines Minneapolis’ civic identity, Elsewhere ..................................................... 12..........2% with pedestrian access...................................150 ......26% past, present and future. ...............................227 ......42% Greater Minnesota ...................................... 5............1% What do you go to the Upper Riverfront for? Gateway Park, connecting 4th and Establish parks as the engine for Total .............................................................. 685........100% Relaxation (strolling, being in nature, Nicollet downtown with the economic development along the river.......91 ........17% enjoying views, etc.) .................................... 438........73% If you live in Minneapolis, what is your neighborhood? Recreation (running,biking, fishing, Hennepin Avenue Bridge. .............................148 ......26% Near North ................................................... 159 boating, etc.) ................................................ 368........61% Northeast Bluffs, creating overlooks and Northeast ..................................................... 132 Socializing (picnics, playdates, AFT “daylighting” clean storm-water streams Camden ........................................................ 86 hanging out, etc.) ........................................ 289........48% from the neighborhood to the river. ............131 ......23% DR Central .......................................................... 20 Cultural events. ............................................ 189........31% University ...................................................... 13 Spririt Island, mark the historic site Other, please specify .................................. 94..........16% of the eye and soul of the river with a Native American designed memorial. .........117 ......21% BioHaven™ floating island habitats. ............87 ........15% Green Port, making the barge port more efficient and using the extra space for public parks or other uses. ......................70 ........12% 49
  4. 4. River Is/Could Be Steering Committee Bill Rudnicki, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Chris Linde, Mark Addicks, General Mills R.T. Rybak, Mayor NE Mpls Farmers Mkt, St. Anthony WestComments and images available online Paul Adelmann, Xcel Energy Susan Schmidt, TPL Linda Mack, MRPA multidimensional interactive project that gives voice David Ahlers, Graco Patrick Seeb, St. Paul Riverfront Dev. Corp Lauren Maker, Victoryand vision to community members’ river experience Susan Bennet, Minneapolis Parks Foundation Michelle Snider, MRPA Steven Mayer, Effective Communications Projectand ideas. Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Art Center Doug Snyder, Mississippi Watershed Mgmt Org. Mary Jamon McGuire, AFCAC Mark Bollinger, MPS Thomas Sorel, MNDOT Bruce Nolan, Webber-Camden Bob Bruininks, University of Minnesota Mark Stenglein, Hennepin County Commissioner Sue Pilarski, Riverview-HawthorneStakeholder Committees Jacques Brunswick, Guthrie Ralph Strangis, KSK James Rosenberg, BottineauThe MR|DI’s three community-based committees are Tiana Carretta, MNDOT Mark Strawn, LaFarge Laura Salveson, MNHSpart of the design-based Development Strategy. First Bruce Chamberlain, MPRB Al Swintek, Centerpoint John Slack, NLNAconvened in April, the Steering, Technical and Advisory Bobby Jo Champion, State Representative John VonDeLinde, Anoka County Parks Bob Spaulding, FOMcommittees, along with the public, were tasked with Mike Christenson, CPED Liz Wielinski, MPRB Barbara Sullivan,responding to three increasingly detailed MR|DI Jay Coogan, MCAD Craig Wilson, ASLA Windom Park, AFCACproject team presentations with suggestions, critiques, Roger Cummings, Juxtaposition Arts Liaison Carletta Sweet, DMNAand resource identification. Jody Dell, Coloplast Cordelia Pierson, MRP Ted Tucker, Planning Commission David Drach, Canadian Pacific Susan Vikse, AFCAC – HawthorneCommittee members were also asked to provide Technical Committee Scott Vreeland, MPRB Tom Dunnwald, East Side Co-opinformation specific to their areas of expertise and John Anfinson, NPS Georgianna Yantos, Hawthorne Kari Dziezik, Hennepin Countybe the primary conduit of information between the Lois Eberhart, City David Zander, Lind Bohanan Rebecca Fabunmi, MNDotorganizations or people they represent and MR|DI Denise Engen, Met Council Malcolm, BRC Kaywin Feldman, Minneapolis Institute of Artsdesigners and project team. Tom Leighton, City/CPED Amy Fields, East Side Co-op Liaison The Steering Committee (appointed) includes civic Bob Fine, MPRB Haila Maze, City/CPED Cordelia Pierson, MRP and business leaders who provide guidance and Tom Fisher, University of Minnesota Pat Nunnally, U of M Finance Sub-Committee resource identification for the MR|DI. Jenna Fletcher, TPL Russel Snyder, Army Corps Jayne Miller, MPRB Cris Gears, 3 Rivers Park District Lorrie Stromme, MWMO The Technical Committee (appointed) provides Bruce Chamberlain, MPRB John Griffith, Target Corporation Dave Wiggins, NPS expertise and resource identification in fields Liz Wielinski, Commissioner MPRB Susan Haigh, Met Council Jan Youngquist, Met Council relevant to the successful implementation of the Robert Fine, Commissioner MPRB Sara Harris, DID Liaison Barbara Johnson, Upper Riverfront Framework. Linda Higgins, State Senator Cordelia Pierson, MRP Minneapolis City Council President The Advisory Committee provides on-going input Cecily Hines, Minneapolis Parks Foundation Dianne Loeffler, State Representative and feedback to the MR|DI. This committee is open Diane Hofstede, City Council Member Advisory Committee Linda Higgins, State Senator to and comprises representatives from the broad Barb Johnson, City Council Member Dan Brady, St. Anthony West Patrick Seeb, St. Paul Riverfront Corporation range of riverfront stakeholder groups, including Bernadeia Johnson, MPS Edna Brazaitis Cecily Hines, Minneapolis Parks Foundation neighborhood organizations, non-profits, CACs, Phyllis Kahn, State Representative Tom Diamond, Friends of Henry Park Susan Schmidt, Trust for Public Land TACs, and others. Brian Lamb, Metro Transit Janny Fortman, Sheridan Ralph Strangis, Kaplan Strangis Kaplan Diane Loeffler, State Representative P. Victor Grambsch, Nicollet Island East Douglas Snyder, MWMO Peter McLaughlin, Sally Grans, St. Anthony West Cordelia Pierson, Hennepin County Commissioner Nancy Hovanes, NE Mpls Farmers Mkt Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership Tom Meyer, MS&R Irene Jones, Friends of Mississippi AFT Arne Stefferud, Met Council Jayne Miller, MPRB Kevin Kelly, AudubonDR Joe Mullery, State Representative Lois Kelly, Stinson Park Conservancy Cortland Nelson, DNR Cheryl Kranz, Visitor Experience David Norback, RSP Architects Jon Olson, MPRB Kevin Reich, City Council Member Paul Reyelts, Minneapolis Parks Foundation50
  5. 5. Communications Headline/Segment Outlet Original Pub/Air Date Reach*Media statistics: MR|DI information was delivered for display and News Release: From trails to tributaries, public invited to Community and media contacts – 129 distribution to all 47 Recreation centers as well as comment on future Minneapolis Upper Riverfront parks, June 22 Folwell NA 3 June Combined website hits – 2120/month locales along the river. News Release: From trails to tributaries, public invited to Newsletter – 822 subscribers MR|DI materials were made available to neighborhood comment on future Minneapolis Upper Riverfront parks, June 22 Webber-Camden NA 3 June Facebook: 330 fans block clubs for National Night Out. RiverFirst May Be Opportunity for North Minneapolis? RiverTalk, IonE, U of M 1 June 14,028 Post views/impressions Advertising – Insight e-news blast and Spokesman Parks plan for the Upper Riverfront begins to take shape MinnPost.com 27 May 250,000 Twitter: Total 1,712 Followers Recorder e-news blast Minneapolis riverfront redevelopment would begin at site of old lumberyard Finance & Commerce 26 May 1,374Media placements for the last 18 weeks: Original Tonight – Minneapolis RiverfrontHeadline/Segment Outlet Pub/Air Date Reach* Development Initiative Public Meeting Mill City Times 25 MayThe Art Cunningham Show NWCTV 24 Aug Rollin’ on the River Neerland & Oyaas 20 MayOn display in IDS: 40 projects in the works Finance & Commerce 15 Aug 1,374 Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative AFTThe Riverfront: A new view of North Minneapolis The Daily Planet 15 Aug 50,000 April 28, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting Part 1 Mill City Times 17 May DRThe Riverfront: A new view of North Minneapolis Insight News 12 Aug 34,800 Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative April 28, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting Part 2 Mill City Times 17 MayMore ways to find the river The Daily Planet 12 Aug 50,000 Minneapolis Riverfront Development InitiativeMinneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative moves Public Meeting #1 Thursday, April 28, 2011 Mill City Times 17 Mayforward with community engagement phase TheLine.com 10 Aug Minneapolis Riverfront Development InitiativeVOICES // Before the falls: Thinking about urban renewal By Chuck Terhark, Public Meeting #2 April 28, 2011 Mill City Times 17 Mayon a particularly stinky stretch of the Mississippi. The Journal 1 Aug 40,000 Minneapolis Riverfront Development InitiativePROPERTIES IN PLAY: Projects Underway The Journal 1 Aug 40,000 Public Meeting #3 April 28, 2011 Mill City Times 17 MayRiverFIRST Seeking Community Engagement Eastside Food Co-Op News 1 Aug 15,000 Riverfront planning meetings NorthNews Events May Camden News 29 Jul 13,200 Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative Update Mill City Times 12 MayMinneapolis Upper Riverfront Future: Join in the Discussions! RiverTalk, IonE, U of M 27 Jul From ‘Design’ to ‘Initiative’ on the Minneapolis riverfront Friends of the Mississippi 17 MayThe Judy Correo Show MTN/Ch. 6 31 July 80,000 Mississippi riverfront design competition winnerWhich Way Should Riverfront Development Go The Star Tribune 27 July 296,605 sharpens focus on redevelopment plan The Line 4 MayNortheast meetings consider RiverFIRST, bike summit The Daily Planet 24 July 50,000 What to do with Minneapolis riverfront? KARE 11 News 30 April 106,940Your input sought on North, NE Minneapolis riverfront plans Arts & Arch/LA Librarian What to do with Minneapolis riverfront? MinnesotaNewsPress.com 30 April Information Exchange $267K in contracts for Minneapolis riverfront redevelopment; (U of M) 21 July Designers want public input as planning begins Finance & Commerce 29 April 1,374Featured Events: Engage with RiverFIRST planning North News Riverfront planning NorthNews 27 April 29,000 (NENorthNews.com) July Park board hosts riverfront meeting Finance & Commerce 26 April 1,374Your input sought on North, NE Minneapolis riverfront plans Friends of the Mississippi River 18 July Tonight – TLS/KVA Presentation and Design Q & A – Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative Mill City Times 18 AprilA new riverfront for Minneapolis Insight News 8 July 34,800 Saturday, April 30, 2011 – Minneapolis RiverfrontWeekly News Program KFAI-FM 1 July 24,300 Development Initiative Public Meeting Mill City Times 14 AprilHow to tie the river to North Minneapolis? North News (pdf) 29 June 29,000 Friday, April 29, 2011 – Minneapolis RiverfrontForces aligning to rezone north, northeast Minneapolis riverfront Friends of the Development Initiative Public Meeting Mill City Times 14 April Mississippi River 20 June Minneapolis Riverfront Design Initiative is Seeking Public Input Marcy-Holmes NA 13 AprilEmbracing the Mississippi The Journal 20 June 40,000 You’re Invited to Participate inInterview MPR 19 June Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative LandOf.org 11 AprilHave a say on river ideas Northeaster 14 June 32,000 MPRB Announces the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative Folwell NA 7 AprilUpper Riverfront Parks Development Meeting Mpls RiverCurrent MPRB Announces the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative Webber-Camden NA 7 April 6-8-11 (pdf) *Daily, weekly, or monthly, for original platform only. Retrieved 8/15/11 from outlet’s website or other reliable source. 51
  6. 6. Appendix B:Comments and August 8, 2011 Ms. Mary deLaittre July 26, 201 Mary deLaittre, Project Manager Page 2 Minneapolis Riverfront Development InitiativeLetters of Support Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board We suggest that any design ensures that pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages/abilities feel welcome and 2117 West River Road N safe. We support the restoration and diverse mix of uses contemplated in the River City Innovation District, Minneapolis, MN 55411 including Urban Boat Builders; but question the necessity of a marina at 27th Ave; we would support a fishing pier and small boat landing at this location, for non-motorized craft. We question urban agriculture RE: Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative – RiverFIRST as a component of the Land Bridge, and suggest natural plantings to enhance wildlife habitat. Dear Ms deLaittre: Wetlands/Green PortSeveral organizations and individuals volunteered Letters of The Above the Falls Citizen Advisory Committee (AFCAC) is an organization charged with guiding and pro-actively supporting the implementation of the City and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s We fully embrace the ecologically progressive storm water treatment park (restored wetlands) that willSupport for RiverFIRST. In response to this magnanimity, we (MPRB) adopted Above the Falls: A Master Plan for the Upper River in Minneapolis (ATF Plan). We are excited with the renewed energy and resources brought to the river through the Minneapolis Riverfront serve as a model for municipal eco-infrastructure integrated with park and trail amenities. We support new and enhanced connections from the Northside to the river; however, we question the location of a new connection at North 35th Avenue given topography in the area. We suggest this new connection be locatedactively solicited Letters of Support and Input from individuals Development Initiative (MRDI). AFCAC reviewed the broad visions presented in the RiverFIRST proposal (with an emphasis on the identified Upper River demonstration projects) and offer the following at North 34th Avenue to avoid topographic constraints and provide a direct connection from both Perkins comments for consideration. We look forward to working with you as more detailed plans and designs are Hill Park and Cityview School to the river.and organizations alike in an effort to collect the love the brought forward to implement the visions presented in the RiverFIRST proposal. We are strongly opposed to continuing the port use at this site – as discussed in many forums for the pastcommunity has for Minneapolis parks, their passion for the Continuous Riverfront Trail 20 years, it does not make sense economically or environmentally. The city made a decision to close the port in 2010 (and has, obviously, extended that deadline), and rolling back this policy would be detrimental to the vision for the Upper River and the vitality of the surrounding neighborhoods, the city and the region.Mississippi River and enthusiasm for the RiverFIRST vision. A comprehensive riverfront park and trail system, with a continuous public green space along both banks of the river, is one of the most critical elements of the ATF Plan and we are thrilled that the RiverFirst proposal continues to embrace this vision. Riverfront parks and trails are a key amenity necessary for East Side Riverfont Park attracting and sustaining land use change along the Upper River. We also support the Park Board model We fully support work to complete an east side riverfront park riverward of Marshall Street NE, includingOrganizations used around all of the lakes and along the rest of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis – public green space riverside walking and biking trails and commuter bicycle facilities along Marshall Street NE. We also with walking/biking trails between the shoreline and a parkway (e.g. East/West River Road). In addition, support the gradual acquisition the of private homes within this park area (between Marshall St. NE and the pedestrian and bike-friendly river crossings and trail connections on all bridges (over the river and I-94), river) and the re-use of some of these buildings for public purposes (e.g. Children’s Art Camp, Bed & and through adjacent neighborhoods, are critical components of the system. Above the Falls Citizen Advisory Committee Breakfast); we do not support a new residential cluster in the space anticipated to be vacated by Marshall Block – this is land anticipated to be within the park boundaries, and is one of the few areas on the east side American Institute of Architects, Minneapolis Scherer Park with enough land to include some wooded area (similar to the North Regional Park area). We also have some concerns about the plan to create ravines along the east side of the river, particularly in Gluek Park Asian Media Access The restoration and recreation facilities envisioned at Scherer Park are fully supported by AFCAC, and we where the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently completed contaminate remediation/restoration – and believe this idea needs further study. are excited about the provision of unique swimming and boating opportunities. To enhance the current American Society of Landscape Architects,Minnesota proposal, we suggest that the plans for Scherer Park be fully connected to and integrated with adjacent Boom Island and BF Nelson Parks (including the completion of the trail along the shoreline in the 5 year City of Minneapolis, Council Member Diane Hofstede plan, rather than the 20 year plan). We suggest the land uses along the river be limited to parks, trails, Thank you for considering our comments; we appreciate your invitations for community involvement and encourage you to expand and enhance community involvement as the RiverFIRST proposals move community gathering spaces and river-related commercial/hospitality uses (e.g. boat rentals, restaurants, Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association museums, hostel/camp grounds, hotels); and that any private, residential uses be outside of the park area forward. If you have any questions regarding these comments please contact us. We look forward to working with you as more detailed plans and designs are brought forward to implement the visions and east of Sibley Street NE. Joint Neighborhood Letter – Folwell Neighborhood Association, presented in the RiverFIRST proposal. Hawthorne Neighborhood Council, Jordan Area Community Farview Land Bridge Sincerely, Council, McKinley Community, and Webber-Camden Neighborhood We believe that the Farview Land Bridge provides a bold new connection that was not envisioned in the Above the Falls Plan, and we support this concept of a connection to the river for Minneapolis Organization neighborhoods in North Minneapolis, which are disconnected from the river by I-94, railroads, and existing Mary Jamin Maguire, Co-Chair AFCAC - Above the Falls Citizen Advisory Committee development. However, we wonder if the current proposal is too large, and suggest two smaller land Friends of Henry Park bridges (the 2nd one being at 34th Avenue to connect Perkins Hill Park and Cityview School to the river), an Friends of the Mississippi example of this concept is the “River Terrace Pedestrian Deck and Grand Stair” described on page 80 of the Above the Falls Plan. Ph: 612-781-2589 majama@visi.com Hawthorne Neighborhood Jordan Area Community Council Lind Bohanan Neighborhood Association Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership Above the Falls Citizen Advisory Committee Above the Falls Citizen Advisory Committee cont. Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Northeast Chamber of Commerce North Loop Neighborhood Association AFT Sheridan Neighborhood Organization DR University of Minnesota College of Design U of M RiverLife STAWNO Trust for Public Land Victory Neighborhood Association Walker Art Center Windom Park Susan Vikse52
  7. 7. Sharing Voices Connecting Dreams September 1, 2011 Mary deLaittre, Project Manager Ms. Mary DeLaittre Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative (MRDI) mary@minneapolisriverfrontdevelopmentinitiative.com Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 2117 West River Road Project Manager Minneapolis, MN 55411 Dear Ms. deLaittre, Dear Ms. DeLaittre, The American Society of Landscape Architects Minnesota Chapter (ASLA MN) is a It is my pleasure to express support of the draft report of the Minneapolis proud sponsor and supporter of the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative Riverfront Development Initiative on behalf of the Board of the Minneapolis (MRDI). Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Consisting of roughly 1,500 professional architects, associated designers, and allied construction industry AMERICAN ASLA MN represents nearly 300 professionals in the landscape architecture leaders, the Minneapolis Chapter of the AIA has long advocated for improving SOCIETY OF profession through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship. The the quality of the built environment. We find that bold vision laid out in the MRDI LANDSCAPE American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has more than 18,000 members report is consistent with many of the principles and values shared by our ARCHITECTS and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 42 countries around members, and we enthusiastically recommend its approval. MINNESOTA the world. 275 MARKET STREET In general, the features of the five projects identified in the interim report parallel SUITE 54 As a licensed profession in the state of Minnesota, landscape architecture several key principles advocated by our local Urban Design Committee; namely MINNEAPOLIS, MN encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the the creation of livable communities through walkable and bikeable 55405-1627 natural and built environments. Landscape architectural projects range from neighborhoods, vibrant parks and public spaces, multi-modal transportation academic campuses, conservation and natural areas, historic landscapes, parks and www.asla-mn.org systems, sustainable design solutions, and a strong respect for neighborhood recreation, transportation corridors, urban design, water resources, and commercial T 612.339.0797 identity. F 612.338.7981 and residential properties. In addition to our overall endorsement of the MRDI we recommend that MRDI’s RiverFIRST vision exemplifies the best of landscape architecture as it “builds wherever practicable projects that benefit historically underserved communities of North Minneapolis be given priority status. on our region’s rich Mississippi River heritage — and passion for parks, nature and wildlife — to design and bring to life places along the Upper Riverfront where Thank you, neighborhoods and businesses can grow and community members from near and far can enjoy recreational and cultural activities in a place truly like no other.” ASLA MN applauds and wholeheartedly endorses MRDI’s efforts to bring 21st century landscape architecture to the Mississippi River. Sincerely, Phillip Koski, AIA AIA Minneapolis Chapter President 2418 Plymouth Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411 Craig A. Wilson Tel (612) 376-7715 1 of 1 ASLA MN President elect AIA Minneapolis Fax (612) 376-7730 275 Market Street, Suite 54 amamedia@amamedia.org Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405 612-338-6763 Asian Media Access www.amamedia.org www.aia-mn.orgAmerican Institute of Architects, Minneapolis Asian Media Access American Society of Landscape Architects,Minnesota DRAFT 53
  8. 8. and along Graco headquarters to Sheridan Park going North to the city’s edge. map. It is the flyer-over zone for thousands of migratory animals and it is our September 7, 2011 namesake. In all of this, we are defining our legacy. It is our string of pearls. It is not In addition, the Plymouth Avenue Bridge connects to the Boom Island and BF Nelson only the 5.5 defined miles in the RiverFIRST project, but it is the River, as we look North City Council Parks and bike trails being installed going South along the Riverfront to Hennepin, and or South to our commitment beyond. Dear President Erwin, members of the Park Board, Superintendent the river, 1st Ave Northeast to Downtown and to the Stone Arch Bridge, across to South Diane Hofstede Council Member, Third Ward Miller, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Staff Partners, Mary Minneapolis and the Downtown business district. Going East the Boom Island and BF The St. Anthony Falls area is beyond the scope of the project, but due to the historic, deLaittre: Nelson Park trails connect to 5th Avenue NE bikeway which connects to 5th Street natural and economic potential, I encourage it be considered in the context of the 350 South 5th Street – Room 307 Northeast and extends the bike trail South into Southeast Minneapolis, 1st and project planning area. To separate and or ignore the unique sites in the city and the Minneapolis MN 55415-1383 Congratulations to you for undertaking the RiverFIRST project and Hennepin, to Central Avenue and to the University of Minnesota, and the Stone Arch world would be a mistake. The redevelopment of the St. Anthony Falls historic district acknowledging the importance of the 5.5-mile stretch of one of the Bridge into South Minneapolis and the Downtown business district and the University is an economic, ecological, and historic opportunity. The most recent designation of the Office 612 673-2203 Fax 612 673-3940 three greatest rivers in the world, the Mississippi River. of Minnesota West Bank district. These important connections, in collaboration with Pillsbury A Mill as one of the 11 most endangered historic buildings in the United States TTY 612 673-2157 the Plymouth Avenue Bridge repair, would expand biking/walking experience to a broad has added national significance to the development of the Mill District area. To put the diane.hofstede@ci.minneapolis.mn.us The selected 5.5 mile long stretch of the riverfront provides a unique range of users, and connect North, Northeast, Southeast, and South Minneapolis, thus Historic Pillsbury A Mill in context of its historic equivalent, Mount Vernon also retains opportunity in our city to focus our attention to the birthplace of completing critical connections to and around our city. the same historic designation. Several development proposals are actively examining Minneapolis. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the historic this area. It is in the interest of the Minneapolis Parks system, the National Parks importance to our region. It is an opportunity to preserve and The unprecedented opportunity to collaborate in order to extend our biking options in Service, the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board, the University of Minnesota, the improve the rich ecological and environmental systems. It is an this area, to expand our boulevards, trees and other green amenities, and to include University of Minnesota District Alliance, our Neighborhoods, others, and the city of opportunity to connect our rich past and our future. Graco and others in the greening of this area for our city should not be missed. The Minneapolis to collaborate in order to insure the full potential is accomplished along Park Superintendent, the Public Works Director, President John Erwin and I have with the proposed 5.5 mile identified area in the RiverFIRST plan. The 5.5-mile study has examined the bowels of the underutilized sites informally committed to such a plan, but the Plymouth Avenue bridge repair plans do in order to revitalize challenged areas of our city such as the Fairview not include a formal commitment to such a strategy. The potential of extending the In recognition of our past, I encourage the Park Board to embrace the history of our Park expansion to the river, and the upper harbor terminal. Careful trails planned for the Boom Island, BF Nelson Parks, and former Scherer Brothers site indigenous people who for generations held our great assets close to their hearts. It was analysis of such areas in order to add vitality, living wage job Park along an easement by the Graco Headquarters to the Sheridan Memorial Park and the roar of the St. Anthony Falls that stifled the cries of the women in the birthing area opportunities, and an expansion of our tax base for support of parks the Bridge needs to be included in the RiverFIRST plan as a top priority or this along our river, and it was the lost Islands where family members were honored and and city services needs to be pursued and evaluated as another means opportunity will be missed. buried; it is our obligation to celebrate and thank those who were our intergenerational to revitalize and reshape this area of our city. caretakers. The former Scherer Brothers site is the most, “project ready,” with the advance work of The Park Board’s wise decision to purchase the former Scherer the Park Board to secure funding for clean up and trail connections. However the As this project unfolds, I ask that we all commit to the exceptional and not the Lumber Company site adjacent to the Boom Island Park and BF realistic, economic, and practical needs of the community need to be coupled with the expedient, never forgetting our legacy, significance, and potential of this unprecedented Nelson Parks, and the current improvements underway will allow romantic glossy pictures of the ideal. opportunity. greater connectivity to both parks, Graco Corporation’s International Headquarters, and the newest park in the Minneapolis Park System, The former Scherer Brothers site, BF Nelson and Boom Island Parks are located in I thank each of you and pledge my support to work toward a Riverfront that wows with the Sheridan Memorial Park. As part of the planning however, successful residential and commercial nodes that enjoy the respect of the gentle natural wonder, is a place to reflect in the quiet that only our natural environment can complete connections to the Lowry Avenue Bridge and Northward combination of ecological, residential, commercial, and recreational functions coexisting supply, that encourages us to look up to the sky that we share with world, and welcome toward the City’s edge needs to be included. and thriving. The community would expect no less in the future. I can not stress the the glory that is accomplished by thoughtful decisions. importance to the economic commitment that has been made by the residents and The Plymouth Avenue Bridge, which connects the North West River businesses of this area. My commitment is to work with the Park Board, their staff, our road in North Minneapolis across the river to Northeast Minneapolis businesses, and our residential community toward mutual success in the future of this Sincerely, between the Boom Island and former Scherer Brothers site, is area. scheduled for repair and funded for completion in 2012. The repair work by the City of Minneapolis affords the Park Board and the city The financial needs of the Park Board and the residential and ecological needs must be of Minneapolis Public Works department, and the Third Ward examined carefully in order to find a balance that does not impact the city’s and Diane Hofstede Council office the unique opportunity to include the extension and neighborhood’s commitment to family housing and supports created by passive park Minneapolis City Council-3rd Ward connections between North and Northeast biking and walking as a usage. 350 South 5th Street, Room 307 part of the bridge scheduled repair. The inclusion would connect Minneapolis, MN 55415-1383 North Minneapolis across the Plymouth Ave Bridge to BF Nelson and We are all stewards of our great riverfront, a riverfront that birthed a great city. It is the Diane.Hofstede@ci.minneapolis.mn.us Boom Island Parks going North to the former Scherer Brothers site heart and soul of how we define ourselves and is how the world finds us on the world 612-673-2203 1 2 3 www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us Diane Hofstede Diane Hofstede Diane Hofstede Affirmative Action EmployerCity of Minneapolis, Council Member Diane Hofstede City of Minneapolis, Council Member Diane Hofstede cont. City of Minneapolis, Council Member Diane Hofstede cont. DRAFT54
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