Upper Harbor Terminal Community Meetings in December

North Minneapolis Upper Harbor Terminal Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Entrepreneurship Kickoff

Monday, December 2, 5:30 – 8 pm

First Avenue, 701 First St. N.

Northsiders are invited to be a part of the transformation of the Upper Harbor Terminal Project site—from a barge shipping terminal to a vibrant riverfront park with a music venue and thriving business and community hub. First Avenue is hosting the first of several FREE community workshops designed to create successful small businesses on the Northside. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local partners will be on hand to provide actionable information to help you start and grow a small business. Learn what types of businesses will benefit most from the planned project, including a music venue. Meet with other Northsiders looking to start and grow their own businesses. Engage with federal, state, city government and local nonprofits who can help you start a business. Hear about small business bootcamps designed to help BIPOC, Northsiders, and others, succeed. For information and to register. The first 200 registrants are guaranteed a spot, so don’t miss out! There will be free tastings from some of the Northside’s most talented and diverse caterers and a cash bar. Arrive early and get a backstage tour of First Ave. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Public Park Space Open House

Saturday, December 7; stop by anytime between 11 am and 3 pm (food will be served at 12:30 pm)

North Commons Park, 1801 James Ave, N., Recreation Center

See what activation and use ideas for the Upper Harbor Terminal have been gathered since 2016. Continue conversations about how future public park space will reflect the Northside; consider ways the Upper Harbor can evolve over time and meet potential partners and a Park Board naturalist! Tour the site by bus (tours begin at 11:45 am and 1 pm). Kids are welcome, and there will be fun activities for the whole family.

City’s Collaborative Planning Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 11, 5 — 7 pm

Northpoint Inc, 1256 Penn Ave. N, fifth floor

From June 2019 into March 2020, the committee will advise the Upper Harbor redevelopment project team (City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the development team led by United Properties) on community engagement and work together to create the Coordinated Plan for redeveloping the 48-acre site along the riverfront in north Minneapolis. The meeting is open to the public. Learn more about the committee’s work.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting

Monday, December 16

5:30 — 6 pm — Optional dinner for people to meet each other

6 – 8 pm — CAC meeting (dinner still available)

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 W. River Road N.

The December 16 CAC meeting will focus on park uses, activities, relationships, and experiences as well as more detailed site analysis that can inform upcoming design work. Members of the public and families are invited to participate in both dinner and meeting. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) 17-member Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is working with the MPRB on the next phase of Upper Harbor park planning, including coordinating with the City and developer on infrastructure and private developments that will interact with the future park areas on site.

December Community Engagement Learning Table

Topic: Design Charrette for Land Use and Community Benefits 

Wednesday, December 18, 4 – 8 pm

Northpoint Inc, 1256 Penn Ave. N., fifth floor

The Upper Harbor Community Engagement Learning Table is a space to advance development that strengthens the social fabric of the existing North Minneapolis community, bring greater wealth and local ownership into the community, and foster stronger relationships between North Minneapolis and the Mississippi River. The Learning Table provides the “learning water;” a place to ask critical questions and develop the “learning glue;” a place to develop relationships, create partnerships, and make commitments to explore ideas for incorporation in the development for the initiative. Each Learning Table theme is directly related to development topics with a goal to learn together, create a shared approach and coordinate efforts. A light meal will be provided. Learn about future Learning Tables . Please RSVP through Eventbrite .

Stay Informed!

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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.