Park Board Community Advisory Committee

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) 17-member Upper Harbor Terminal 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. The UHT Park Concept Community Engagement Plan is posted for the UHT Park Concept and Phase 1 Improvements.

Meetings

The CAC will meet monthly from July 2019 into 2020, at MPRB Headquarters 2117 West River Road North, 55411 and are open to the public.

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #1                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday July 31, 2019
5-6 pm: Optional dinner for people to meet each other
6-8 p.m: CAC meeting (dinner still available)
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters
2117 West River Road North, 55411

Meeting Materials

Agenda
Presentation: Intro to MRPB
Presentation: Intro to the Upper Harbor Terminal Site
Meeting Minutes

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #2                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, August 15
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 West River Road North, 55411

This CAC meeting will expand on the mission and framework for the CAC and discuss project and design principles on how park and development can interact.  The public and families are invited to participate in both dinner and meeting.

Meeting Materials

Agenda
Presentation: CAC Charge, Procedures and Concept Plan Background
Meeting Minutes

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #3                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday, September 23, 2019
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 West River Road North, 55411

This CAC meeting will map out the anticipated park planning process over the next year. CAC members will also evaluate how public land and private development impact each other based on potential layout changes.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

Presentation: CAC#3

Meeting Minutes: CAC#3

For questions, contact Kate Lamers, klamers@minneapolisparks.org, 612-230-6486

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #4
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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 West River Road North, 55411

Meeting Materials

Agenda

Meeting Minutes: CAC #4

Presentation- 1- Community Engagement Summary

2015 to 2018 Park Comment Tabulation

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #5
Monday, November 18, 2019
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 West River Road North, 55411

Agenda

Presentation

Meeting Minutes: CAC #5

MPRB Open House
Saturday, December 7, 2019
11am to 3pm

-Fun activities for the whole family

-Have conversations about how the public park space will reflect the Northside

-Consider ways Upper Harbor Terminal can evolve over time

-Tour the site by bus (tours start at 11:45am & 1 pm)

-See what activation and use ideas that have been gathered since 2016

-Meet the potential partners and a park board naturalist

-Food served at 12:30pm

North Commons Park Recreation Center
1801 James Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Open House Flyer

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #6- RESCHEDULED
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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 West River Road North, 55411

The December 17th CAC meeting will focus on park programming, activities, partnerships, and how various ideas can support the Northside community members. Members of the public and families are invited to participate in both dinner and meeting.

Agenda

Minutes

Presentation

Presentation - Hand Out

Community Engagement Summary

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #7
Monday, January 13th, 2020
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 West River Road North, 55411

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Materials: Space Use Inventory

Meeting Materials: Spaces at Upper Harbor Terminal

Meeting Materials: Activities

Meeting Materials: Structure Matrix

Meeting Materials: Existing Structures Info

Meeting Materials: Adaptive Reuse

Meeting Materials: Existing Site

Meeting Materials: Existing Site Context

Meeting Materials: Context

Meeting Materials: Stormwater

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #8
Thursday, February 13, 2020
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 West River Road North, 55411

Agenda

Meeting Materials: Northside Coded Comments

Presentation

Presentation 2

Presentation- MPRB Public Art

CAC #8 Minutes

At the February CAC meeting Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) will lead a discussion on key emerging storylines from the Northside and a spectrum of ways that public art can be embedded in the park. JXTA is leading a public master planning effort for the park project.  The public and families are invited to participate in both dinner and meeting.

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #9
Wednesday April 29, 2020
6 pm to 8pm: Virtual meeting via ZOOM. Details below.

Agenda

ZOOM Logistic Info

Presentation

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is hosting the next Upper Harbor Terminal Site Park Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting virtually via online meeting platform Zoom on Wednesday, April 29, 6-8 pm, Please read the instructions and follow the link posted below to participate.

Watch for future notices to help engagement run smoothly as we transition to digital meetings to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Additional CAC meetings are also scheduled via Zoom, 6-8 pm on May 14 and May 28.

New materials will not be presented at the April 29 meeting, other than some basic updates on engagement strategies to adjust to social distancing requirements.  The primary goal of the meeting is to allow CAC members and the public to ask questions and discuss topics they feel are important.

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

MPRB Community Advisory Committee Meeting #10
Thursday May 21, 2020
6 pm to 8pm: Virtual meeting via ZOOM. Details below.

ZOOM Logistics Info

ZOOM Meeting Link

Agenda

At the May 21st 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 June CAC meeting(s).

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

May 28th Community Advisory Committee meeting #11 via ZOOM POSTPONED - Watch for updated information
Thursday, May 28th
6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Location:  Zoom, look for a link to the meeting in future communications

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 28th 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.

June 11 Community Advisory Committee meeting #12 via ZOOM
Thursday, June 11
6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Location:  Zoom, look for a link to the meeting in future communications