The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership kicks off its new Riverfront Vitality Forums with a Thursday, July 24, event on the Minneapolis Upper Harbor Terminal. The free, ticketed forum will be held at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization from 6-7:30pm.
The forum, sponsored in part by the Minneapolis Parks Foundation through in-kind support, will address the imminent closure of the Upper Harbor Terminal, a 48-acre city-owned property on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The closing of the terminal represents a rare opportunity to re-shape a large piece of the Mississippi Riverfront, a long-held goal of the city and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson will kick off the discussion of the site’s redevelopment and introduce a panel of seven representatives from Upper Riverfront oversight agencies and stakeholder groups:
- Joe Mullery, Northside Neighorhood Resident, Minnesota House of Representatives
- Gary Cunningham, Council Member, Metropolitan Council
- John Anfinson, Interim Superintendent, National Park Service
- Kjersti Monson, Director of Long Range Planning, City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development
- Kristin Guild, Business Development Manager, City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development
- Bruce Chamberlain, Assistant Superintendent for Planning, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
- Kit Richardson, Principal, Schafer Richardson
The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership is producing the Riverfront Vitality Forums with major support from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. CenterPoint Energy is sponsoring the July forum.
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