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 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.

Learn more about the UHT CPC

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.

Learn more about the MPRB CAC

Previous Community Engagement

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

Summary of Community Engagement 2015-2019.

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.


Learn about upcoming meetings and engagement opportunities

Participate in any currently open online surveys

Sign up for email updates and announcements

Community suggestions written onto board in response to question "What would bring you to the riverfront?"
Sample input board from an Upper Harbor Terminal open house