Land Use & Planning

Mpls. Park Board & Graco near settlement over East Bank Trail
The Minneapolis Park Board and Graco Inc. are nearing a settlement on a long-time lawsuit over the East Bank Trail between Graco and the Mississippi River near Hall's Island.  >>
A map showing the former Scherer Brothers site and the parcel Graco may purchase from the park board.
New development could radically change downtown St. Paul's riverfront
Massive new skyscrapers towering over the St. Paul riverfront are again on the table. The Ramsey County Board is considering three competing redevelopment proposals for the site formerly occupied by... Read More
St. Paul riverfront development proposal rendering
River Heights Park saved, restoration begins!
After hearing from dozens of community members (including many FMR River Guardians), the Inver Grove Heights city council unanimously voted to save River Heights Park on Monday, May 14.  The... Read More
Residents and River Guardians helped save this park!
Several metro cities want to hear from residents about their riverfront
As summer turns to fall, Twin Cities communities throughout the metro are moving fast to wrap up their draft plans for land use and development along their local riverfront. Hastings and St. Paul... Read More
The view from Cottage Grove's River Oaks Park looking towards Hastings to the south.
Will St. Paul block future park trails?
A railroad expansion proposal threatens planned community trails that would connect Pig’s Eye and Eagle Lakes in St. Paul’s largest park.  >>
Pelicans fly up from Pig's Eye Lake
Renderings of new riverfront concert venue, parks and housing in N Mpls released
After more than two and a half years of community engagement, draft plans for the redevelopment of a mile-long riverfront site in North Minneapolis were revealed mid-August.  The draft calls for a... Read More
A rendering of the proposed Upper Harbor Terminal Community Performing Arts Center
Corps study to determine local locks and dams' fate, but questions abound
There was no shortage of good questions at a recent meeting Army Corps of Engineers' lock and dam disposition study. However, some of the answers left attendees asking for a more robust process for... Read More
St. Anthony Falls from above

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