Concept Plan and Meeting Updates

Upper Harbor Terminal Concept Plan Now Available Online

The Upper Harbor Terminal Concept Plan that will be presented to the Minneapolis City Council for consideration is now available online for review here.

The Concept Plan includes:

  • Background information on the site, development team and the process to date
  • An overview of the Concept Plan and the anticipated phasing
  • A proposed regional park boundary
  • Information about infrastructure needs, powerline relocation and the proposed historic resources plan
  • Phase 1 infrastructure and park plans, as well as the proposed basic land uses for the Phase 1 development parcels
  • Community benefits and sustainability goals to be further explored in the next phase of planning
  • An initial financing/implementation strategy
  • Next steps, including what aspects of the plan will be open to community input when the Concept Plan is tested, refined and detailed in the next phase of the process

Upcoming Minneapolis City Council Meetings

Approval of the Concept Plan (along with some other related actions) will be considered at two upcoming meetings:

City Council Economic Development and Regulatory Services (ED&RS) Committee

Tuesday, January 22

Meeting begins at 1:30 pm

Council Chambers, 317 City Hall, 350 Fifth St. S.

The agenda for this meeting, including links to the staff report and its attachments, will be posted here on Friday, January 18. The staff report will recommend several actions:

  • Approval of the Concept Plan
  • Amendment to the Exclusive Rights Agreement to, among other things, extend the agreement term to allow more time for community engagement
  • Authorization to contract with Xcel Energy for completion of powerline relocation engineering
  • Addition of a predesign/design bonding request for the outdoor music performance venue to the 2019 legislative agenda
  • Allocation of Development Infrastructure Program funds to Phase 1 infrastructure costs
  • Passage of a resolution establishing a community advisory committee

If the staff report is approved, it will be forwarded to the full City Council for consideration:

City Council

Friday, February 1

Meeting begins at 9:30 am

Council Chambers, 317 City Hall, 350 Fifth St. S.

The committee meeting and Council meeting are both open to the public, but will not include any opportunities for public input. Those with input to share are advised to contact City Council Members and/or the Mayor via phone, mail or email. The meetings also may be viewed here (live during the meeting or via YouTube after the meeting).

Watch for a future notice about upcoming Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board meetings on this topic.

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