Community Meeting for Waterworks / Fuji-Ya Site

COMMUNITY MEETING FOR WATERWORKS/FUJI-YA SITE

The following notice has been distributed by the MPRB:

PRELIMINARY DESIGN VISIONING AND COMMUNITY MEETING FOR WATERWORKS SITE (FORMERLY FUJI-YA)

The ideas will flow Thursday, December 15, when the Minneapolis Parks Foundation http://minneapolisparksfoundation.org/ and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board http://www.minneapolisparks.org/home.asp invite the public to participate in a “designer-ask” community meeting about a potential new park along the city’s Central Riverfront. Dubbed “Waterworks” http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1305 (former Fuji-Ya Restaurant site) because the city’s first water supply and fire fighting pumping station were located there in the 19th Century, the site encompasses Minneapolis Park Board-owned land between Portland Avenue South and the Third Avenue Bridge, and between First Street South and the Mississippi River.

The community meeting, which takes place 6-8:00 PM at the Mill City Museum, 704 South Second Street, is the first step in a preliminary feasibility study that will explore options for what could be a significant new park destination in downtown Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is leading the project in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, for which it is also a forerunner to the Central Riverfront Regional Park Update master planning process.

To read more from the news release, click here: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=52&prid=1675