The following article by Steve Brandt and dated March 4, 2016 was published in the Star Tribune.
Minneapolis Sets Sights on Redeveloping Upper Harbor Terminal
Plans for green space and business park on former port site still need funding.
Minneapolis now has a road map that could lead to the start of redevelopment of the city-owned Upper Harbor Terminal — the largest site likely to come available on its upper riverfront — within five years.
The vision for the area, outlined in the updated Above The Falls master plan, includes a riverfront park, business park and mixed-use development. But first, financing would need to be arranged for projects that emerge from a planning process approved recently by the City Council and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for redeveloping the 48-acre site.
The former port offers a redevelopment canvas that’s more than 40 football fields in size, but it comes with significant restrictions.
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