MINNEAPOLIS AFTER THE LOCK — January 22, 2015 Meeting
The following videos provided here are courtesy of the Mill City Times:
[VIDEO] MINNEAPOLIS AFTER THE LOCK – UNLOCKING NEW OPPORTUNITIES
More than 200 people packed the Mill City Museum to learn about the future of the Minneapolis Riverfront after the closing of the Upper Lock at St. Anthony Falls, which will be no later than June 10 of this year. The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership convened an expert panel to explore the possibilities. We’ve broken the event video into separate clips, followed by the entire event with a running time 1:29:02. A few highlights:
– WHITNEY CLARK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FRIENDS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Whitney delivers an impassioned plea to faithfully implement the Above the Falls Master Plan, protecting it from being eroded by private interests to the detriment of the common good.
– JOHN ANFINSON, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI NATIONAL RIVER AND RECREATION AREA, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
John explains how the St. Anthony Falls Locks failed to live up to hopes for economic viability, and the invasive carp threat were just the final trigger for closure.
– THOMAS MEYER, PRINCIPAL, MSR ARCHITECTURE
Tom recaps key moments in recent history of the Central Riverfront, culminating in the lock closure.
– NAN BISCHOFF, PROJECT MANAGER/FERC COORDINATOR, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Nan details the logistics of the lock closure, shares possibilities for the future, and gives an update on hydro projects at St. Anthony Falls.
Here’s the link to all of the videos: