Community Engagement

The City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and development team (together as the project team) welcome community input on the Upper Harbor redevelopment project. Check the events page for upcoming engagement opportunities. Project updates and engagement opportunities will be promoted through:

  • This project website
  • Email updates
  • Media including local radio spots and social media channels of the City and MPRB
  • Print ads in local papers including but not limited to North News and Insight News


Upper Harbor Draft Coordinated Plan

The City of Minneapolis released the Upper Harbor Terminal Draft Coordinated Plan  on December 5 2020. An online survey to provide public feedback on the Draft Plan closed January 15 2021.

Outreach and engagement around the Draft Coordinated Plan included two City online open houses. Recordings of these open houses are available on the City's You Tube channel: December 15 2020 and January 5 2021. Check out the events calendar for any upcoming online meetings or engagement opportunities.

This phase of outreach and engagement was supported through:

  • Online engagement events hosted by the City
  • Online engagement events hosted by community partners
  • Outreach and communications

Upper Harbor Draft Coordinated Plan Engagement Plan

12-2-20 Update on Draft Coordinated Plan Outreach and Engagement


COVID-19 Update

In light of the current public health crisis, the City of Minneapolis has transitioned all of the City Boards and Commissions meetings to online meetings. This includes the Upper Harbor Terminal Collaborative Planning Committee (UHT CPC). MPRB Upper Harbor Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has also transitioned to online meetings.

Meeting information is available on the City Collaborative Planning Committee page or the MPRB Community Advisory Committee page. You can also sign up for email updates.


Upper Harbor Collaborative Planning Committee

The Minneapolis City Council established the 17-member Upper Harbor Terminal Collaborative Planning Committee (UHT CPC) to work with the project team on community engagement, refinement of the Phase 1 development plan and visions for future development phases. Committee members were appointed by the Minneapolis City Council on May 17, 2019.


MPRB Community Advisory Committee

The MPRB’s 17-member Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will work 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.


Previous Community Engagement

The City and MPRB have collaborated on engagement around Upper Harbor redevelopment planning since 2015.

Summary of Community Engagement 2015-2019.

2015 to 2018 Park Comment Tabulation

The previous phases of engagement have:

  1. Informed the Request for Qualifications and selection of the master development team in 2017
  2. Provided input that was considered during preparation of the draft Concept Plan
  3. Resulted in revisions to the Concept Plan before it was approved by City Council on March 1, 2019.

2019 - 2020 Additional Park Engagement

2018-08-19 Slow Roll Bike Ride (park focus)

2019-10-23 Learning Table (park focus)

2019-11-08 East African Focus Group (park focus)

2019-11-22 Lao Focus Group (park focus)

2019-12-07 Open House (park focus)

2019-12-15 Asuncion Church Focus Group (park focus)

2020-01-02 Park Concept Questions (park focus)

2020-01-05 Asuncion Church Focus Group2 (park focus)

2020-01-16 Design Workshop (park focus)

2020-01-21 State of the 4th Ward Information Session (Park Focus)

2020-02-19 Upper Harbor Terminal Engagement at the Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities (Park Focus)

2020-03-05 Hmong Focus Group Meeting Minutes

2020-07-01 JXTA Listening Session

2020-09-03 Park Concept Q&A

Learn about upcoming meetings and engagement opportunities

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