Additional Upper Harbor Terminal Input Opportunities, Plus a Reminder about Online Survey

Additional Community-Led Input Opportunities

A coalition of residents, environmentalists, public interest organizations and Northside activists has formed in response to the draft concept plan for the Upper Harbor Terminal. The community has asked for time to be able to express themselves in their own context, and the City and Park Board have been working collaboratively with them to host community-led conversations inspired by questions people are asking about the project. Two meetings have been scheduled, both of which will be held at the MPRB headquarters, 2117 W. River Road N.:

Friday, September 28, 11 am – 2 pm

Meeting topics:

  • Local economic development/jobs
  • Incorporating Green Zone initiative
  • Housing and making access to development amenities affordable

 

Tuesday, October 2, 4 – 7 pm

Meeting topics:

  • Parks, open space and accessibility
  • Community Performing Arts Center (pros, cons, alternatives)
  • Community Innovation Hub/Eco-Village Concept

Topics will be explored in a whole-room environment to capture like-mindedness as a group. The goal is to give planners input from a wider and more representative group of stakeholders that can inform potential concept plan revisions.

Also between September 28 and October 2, there will be an open studio set up at the MPRB headquarters. This studio area will be open to the public between 9 am and 5 pm on September 28, October 1 and October 2. At least one of the project team members (City or MPRB staff or a member of the development team) will be available during all open times.  Come in and:

  • Leave us your ideas on the inspiration wall with notes, photos, articles and sketches. We want to have a place where we can throw every innovative idea and wish on the wall and then categorize and look for strategies to pursue them.
  • Share ideas that you think haven’t been tested or are missing. We’ll have maps ready for design exercises where we can talk through them.
  • Just see the project materials and input so far, and talk to the team members. This space will provide a flexible venue for discussion, input, Q&A and ideas.

Scheduled events include the two community led meetings listed above, and a time from 1 to 3 pm on Tuesday, October 2, to sort through the ideas on the inspiration wall and brainstorm ways to pursue them.

In addition to these new opportunities, a reminder that there are community workshops scheduled for September 25 and October 11. For more information on those, check here.

An FAQ about the concept plan has been posted here, and summaries of the community meetings are being posted here as they become available.

Online Survey Now Available

A reminder that an online survey to gather community input has been posted, and the community is invited to weigh in! To learn about the draft concept plan components and provide your feedback, please go here.

Stay Informed!

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for GovDelivery email updates on the UHT web site or watch for social media notices on Facebook, Twitter and NextDoor, as meetings may need to be adjusted. Information on the webpage and meeting notices also will provide more details about specific meetings and topics.

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact Cindy Anderson, canderson@minneapolisparks.org, 612-230-6472. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call Minnesota Relay System 711. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 – Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 – Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.