Two upcoming MPRB virtual meetings, Learning Table survey

Collaborative Planning Committee virtual meetings

Following the cancellation of City advisory board and commission meetings in April, the City is preparing the next steps for virtual Collaborative Planning Committee meetings. Please stay tuned to these GovDelivery notices and the project website as more information is available. The City continues to closely monitor this situation and will keep you updated on any and all rescheduled meetings and community engagement dates.

Learning Table Survey

Pillsbury United Communities, Public Policy Project-Environmental Justice Coordinating Council and McKnight Foundation (PUC-UHT Team) is presently following Governor Tim Walz’ Stay at Home order and will not be hosting the monthly Upper Harbor Terminal Development Learning Tables Community meetings until further notice.

Since July of 2019 the Pillsbury United Communities Learning Tables team has hosted a series of eight Community Engagement Learning Tables and are asking past attendees to please complete the evaluation for Learning Tables that you attended.

Learning Tables are deeper community conversations on a topic from the UHT Concept Plan. These 4-hour sessions occurred during the third week of the months of July, August, September, October, November, December 2019 & January, February 2020 and aimed to gather community preferences on each topic. 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 UHT development. Each Learning Table theme is directly related to development topics.

Learn more about Learning Tables

(MPRB) Community Advisory Committee (CAC): Two May meetings held virtually on ZOOM

Thursday, May 21: Draft park concepts presented for input
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At the May 21 meeting the project team will present three draft park concepts and seek questions and initial input. The release of the draft concepts will begin a larger engagement effort, including online surveys, focused phone surveys, and more. A presentation of the draft concepts will remain online and the team will examine the concepts more closely in the June CAC meetings.

Thursday, May 28: Dakota Insights around the Upper harbor Terminal and Upper River
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn how the park at the Upper Harbor Terminal and other park areas in Minneapolis can restrengthen the kinship between people and land.   

At the May 28 meeting Dakota community members will share their insights on the evolving park at the Upper Harbor Terminal. The community members are helping the team weave language, history, and culture into the park and providing important perspective on the relationships between people, the land, and water. Given the social distancing requirements, the Dakota community members will share a brief film and some of their experiences and ideas. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and talk during the meeting.

All meetings are currently virtual via online meeting platform Zoom in order to comply with social distancing requirements. Please read the instructions and follow the link posted below to participate. Watch for future updates in the case that meetings are rescheduled. The public is invited to participate in all CAC meetings. 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.

For questions, contact Kate Lamers, klamers@minneapolisparks.org, 612-499-0260

How to Participate Using a Computer, Tablet or Smartphone

Use the link below to join the meeting starting at 6 p.m. on May 21:

 Join May 21 Upper Harbor Terminal CAC Meeting

Join early at 5:30 p.m. and staff will help you work out any technical issues before the meeting starts. The online service Zoom will be used to conduct the meeting. Below are links to a few resources to help prepare to use Zoom:

Note: You may need to download the Zoom app, otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click the join link above – Download Zoom

Calling In

Dial +1 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID number 967 2838 1749 when prompted.

If you are having technical difficulties please call or text Francisca Pass at 612-499-9074 during the meeting.  MPRB will provide additional tech support options before the meeting.  Watch for future notices with more detail about June meetings.

June 11 Community Advisory Committee meeting via ZOOM Thursday, June 11
6 p.m to 8 p.m. 
Location: Zoom, look for a link to the meeting in future communications

Learn more about the Community Advisory Committee meetings