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Health Impact Assessment underway Above the Falls

The City of Minneapolis recently received a grant from the Health Impact Project to complete a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the Above the Falls (ATF) area. A Health Impact Assessment is a process that identifies the health effects of … Continue reading

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DESIGN & LINKS | RiverFirst designers and students create bridge cladding from drift and recycled wood

  Blaine Brownell, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, recently co-taught a graduate-level intensive studio with Sheila Kennedy and Frano Violich of KVA here in Minneapolis. Brownell writes, “Based on their suggestion, the students investigated … Continue reading

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RiverFirst Vision, FINAL Approved, April 2012

View the RiverFirst Vision here. RiverFirst Vision (Final 2012) from RiverFirst Initiative To download the full PDF, click on the SlideShare link in the bottom left of the image

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NEWS RELEASE | Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to redefine \”City of Lakes” with RiverFirst

NEWS RELEASE Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to redefine \”City of Lakes” with RiverFirst Sweeping vision for Mississippi riverfront parks and public space will create largest expansion of nationally recognized park system in 100 years Minneapolis, Minn., March 29, 2012 … Continue reading

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Mpls StarTribune endorses RiverFirst: Editorial March 19, 2012

® Brian Peterson, StarTribune   Today, the Minneapolis StarTribune published an editorial in support for the RiverFirst vision and initiative. Thank you! Read the editorial here or download a pdf.  

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KARE 11 News, Wednesday, March 14

Read more from KARE photojournalist Jeffrey DeMars, here.

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It’s Official: Mpls Park Board Adopts RiverFirst

Last night, March 14, 2012, the nine-member Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officially adopted the RiverFirst vision, when it approved Resolution 2012-133 (pdf). The unanimous vote sets in motion design and planning for Upper Riverfront projects slated to break ground … Continue reading

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News release: MPRB staff to recommend adopting riverfirst, 15 Feb 2012

News Release Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to recommend adopting RiverFIRST plan                   MPRB Planning Services will present \”next steps” recommendations to Park Board Planning Committee, Wednesday, February 15; Board to vote March 14 Minneapolis, Minn., February 10, 2012 – The … Continue reading

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via Mill City Times: Water Works community meeting, 15 Dec 2011

Thanks, again, to the Mill City Times for taping, editing and posting the 15 December 2011, community meeting informing the design and feasibility study (anticipated February 2012) of the Water Works/Fuji-Ya site. The project is co-presented by the Minneapolis Parks … Continue reading

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CPED Presentation to Mpls Park Board, 9 Nov 2011 (via Mill City Times)

If you’re interested in all things Above the Falls (as we are), you’ll enjoy this clip of Tom Leighton (City of Minneapolis) giving a status report on the Above the Falls Policy Review to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board … Continue reading

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