Water Works

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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RiverFirst Update

December 23, 2015 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation together our partner in the RiverFirst Initiative, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), are hard at work on moving forward this sweeping vision. In this post, MPF gets you up-to-date on a few projects we’re currently working on. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll outline the significant progress MPRB.....

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Pentair helps RAs get ready to make a splash

December 15, 2015 by Janette Law

Phil Rolchigo, VP of Technology for Pentair, the Minneapolis-based global water management leader, made a special visit with MPF’s Research Assistants in Practice (RAs) last week. Phil volunteered to impart his expertise in water filtration system design to an exciting aspect of the Water Works project on which three students Han, Jonathan and Chris, are.....

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MPRB adopts Water Works Concept Design

September 23, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE When completed, the expansion of Mill Ruins Park will become an iconic riverfront destination for residents and visitors to Minneapolis. Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, September 23, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) approved the concept design for Water Works as part of the Central Riverfront Regional Park. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation.....

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New RiverFirst film debuts at Sunrise on the Mississippi

September 17, 2015 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is proud to announce the release of RiverFirst: Vision, the first in a new series of films about the RiverFirst initiative and RiverFirst signature projects. The film was produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, with funding from the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. The filmmakers are Spirit of Space,.....

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Old Cottonwoods stand tall in Water Works tree grove

September 1, 2015 by Janette Law

It’s been proven the world over that nature will fill-in cityscapes that humans have abandoned. Such an evolution is playing out on the Water Works site, where a grove of volunteer trees has overtaken a man-made slope that tumbles from First Street to West River Parkway. This grove is about a block long and some.....

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