Water Works

News Release | Work begins in August to unlock mill remnants featured in Water Works

August 10, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Archaeological exploration to locate and assess buried Bassett, Columbia and Occidental Mill walls begins in August; careful deconstruction of former Fuji-Ya building begins in September Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced the start of new archaeological work in preparation for construction of Water Works, a.....

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Water Works helps fulfill the promise to return to the river

June 30, 2017 by Tom Evers

Recently, an architect pointed out to me that no building reaches its authentic potential unless its designer considers both the stories of the land that surrounds it and the people who have moved through it. This is true for parks, too, and a fitting expectation for one of the most complex sites in Minneapolis: Water.....

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News Release | Water Works design concept adopted by Minneapolis Park Board

June 29, 2017 by Janette Law

Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Park Board preparing for 2018 construction start on phase 1 of the transformative park project overlooking St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, June 28, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) voted to adopt the Water Works design concept. Water Works is a transformative park.....

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Parks Foundation and Park Board seek community input on evolved Water Works design concept

May 2, 2017 by Janette Law

New design proposal advances Water Works as a place for storytelling, embeds park pavilion in mill ruins and emphasizes green- and playspace Minneapolis, Minn. – On Monday, May 1, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation presented to the public an evolved concept for Water Works at the first of two.....

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News Release | Join us for a community open house to learn about Water Works progress, May 1 or 2, 2017

April 11, 2017 by Janette Law

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Parks Foundation invite community members to learn about progress on the Water Works project Two community open houses will be held on Monday, May 1, 5:30-8pm, at Mill City Museum, and Tuesday, May 2, 11:30am-1:30pm, at the Crown Roller Mill Building. Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park and.....

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News Release: Design Team of Damon Farber Landscape Architects & HGA Recommended for Water Works Mezzanine Phase

June 10, 2016 by Janette Law

Selection Committee of MPRB, Minneapolis Parks Foundation and community representatives recommends design team to Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board of Commissioners, June 15 Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, June 15, the Board of Commissioners of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) will consider a recommendation to select a design team led by Minneapolis-based Damon.....

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New video: Water Works rainwater reuse plan

June 3, 2016 by Janette Law

Our 2015-2016 Research Assistants in Practice have wrapped up their project for us – diagramming and explaining the planned rainwater reuse system at Water Works. The Water Works rainwater reuse plan will divert rainwater from the sewer system and supply the future Water Works site with some 1.4 million gallons of cleansed H2O for multiple.....

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News Release: MPF and MPRB seek Water Works Final Design and Cultural Resource Consultants

March 10, 2016 by Janette Law

Two Requests for Proposals released this week signal significant next step in bringing visionary expansion of Mill Ruins Park to life Minneapolis, Minn. – This week the Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (Park Board) together released two Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the Mezzanine Phase of Water Works, a.....

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Water Works Model in Progress

February 8, 2016 by Janette Law

Christopher Tallman, Jonathan Fillmore and Kelly Watters are making progress on the model of the innovative plan for rainwater infiltration and reuse at the Water Works site. Chris, Jonathan, and Kelly are all graduate students in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Landscape Architecture program. They are also our Research Assistants in Practice working under.....

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General Mills commemorates 150th anniversary with $3M “birthday gift to Minneapolis”

January 27, 2016 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Lead gift made to the RiverFirst Campaign at the site of General Mills’ early beginnings as a company Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation today accepted a $3 million “birthday gift to Minneapolis” from the General Mills Foundation in the form of a three-year lead corporate contribution to the RiverFirst Campaign. Ken.....

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