Minneapolis Riverfront wins top honors for redevelopment efforts
The Minneapolis Riverfront District and the Mill City Museum recently received top honors in the "Excellence on the Waterfront" international awards program. The awards program is a juried competition to recognize outstanding urban waterfront projects and planning.
The City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and other public and private partners shared top honors for the best waterfront project, in recognition of their combined effort to restore the Mississippi River, "to its rightful place as the cornerstone of the City's famed system of natural and cultural resources."
Efforts to revitalize Minneapolis’ central riverfront began more than 30 years ago. Current revitalization efforts including removing barriers to redevelopment, converting the riverfront from a practical utility to a public amenity; preserving and interpreting the area’s history; and developing a vital mixed-use community with vibrant residential neighborhoods.
The Waterfront Center is a non-profit organization working to assist waterfront cities and towns make the wisest long-term use of their urban waterfront resources. More information can be found at: www.waterfrontcenter.org.
December 2, 2004
Published Dec. 1, 2004