Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Didier » June 26th, 2018, 4:31 pm

Has it been studied how the aging infrastructure would be affected? A lot of the embankments down there are already looking kind of wonky.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby minneboom » June 28th, 2018, 10:38 pm


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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby David Greene » June 29th, 2018, 3:28 pm

I don't suppose the bridge stone displaced by the truss section was stored somewhere.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby seanrichardryan » June 29th, 2018, 8:20 pm

minneboom wrote:
June 28th, 2018, 10:38 pm
More on restoring the gorge.

https://www.americanrivers.org/2018/06/ ... ver-gorge/
I see they're still parading that whitewater kayak photo around town. :eyeroll:
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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Didier » August 27th, 2018, 10:35 am

There's a survey here, but more interesting is a lot of ideas for improving the parks along the Mississippi River gorge.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Y7PTCQ

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby minneboom » August 27th, 2018, 11:24 pm

Also, if you go to the last page of this document, there are some pretty interesting diagrams showing how the river would change with removal of the dams. There would be much more land along the shores and several islands.

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/_asset ... educed.pdf

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby seanrichardryan » August 28th, 2018, 10:00 am

To be clear, that is how the river looked in 1895, not how it would look if dams were removed.
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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby minneboom » August 28th, 2018, 11:05 pm

The slide says riparian character with dam removal and with dam remaining. The river could return to this 1895 state, with islands and more parkland along the shores, if the dams are removed.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby EOst » August 29th, 2018, 7:35 am

It would take more than just removing the dams. The post-dam sediment layer on some of those cross sections is pretty thick.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Silophant » August 29th, 2018, 9:19 am

Which dams are they assuming would be removed? I guess there's a chance the Ford Dam would go away, but are they thinking the St. Anthony Falls dams would go too?

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby gpete » August 29th, 2018, 11:08 am

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently evaluating the possibility of ceasing operation of all three: Upper St. Anthony, Lower St. Anthony, and Lock and Dam 1 (Ford). http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/MplsLocksDisposition/

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Anondson » September 4th, 2018, 8:22 pm

Anyone else look at this survey about the park future of the river flats areas of the gorge?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Y7PTCQ

The survey even has plans for the various areas. Even foresightful enough to have a plan in case the dam removal happens and boat tour traffic won’t work.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Blaisdell Greenway » September 28th, 2018, 8:52 am

My first streets article is up and it's about Nicollet Island: https://streets.mn/2018/09/27/nicollet- ... the-trees/

I left a comment at the end with a few unresolved questions from my research. Some of y'all deep diggers might know where to look.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby minneboom » November 15th, 2018, 10:54 pm

Floating barge with swimming pool, zip line, amphitheater. New updated survey for Mississippi River Gorge design concepts.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Gorge_draft_frameworks

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby minneboom » January 24th, 2019, 10:18 pm

Draft documents for the Mississippi River Gorge master plan are available!

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/park_c ... ster_plan/

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Anondson » January 24th, 2019, 10:53 pm

So much good stuff.

I’m disappointed the steps from the West Bank campus to the river flats are going to be so minimalist. Grander stairs should be called for.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby mister.shoes » February 7th, 2019, 10:47 am

MPRB has also published long-range plans for Minnehaha Creek. https://www.minneapolisparks.org/projec ... aha-creek/

Segment 3 is of the greatest interest to me, as we live just north of the parkway. 3-1A is my selfish personal choice. 3-1B makes for a far more interesting trail setting south of the creek, but shifting all traffic north gives me the willies.
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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby amiller92 » February 8th, 2019, 1:22 pm

There's a lot to take in, but these look great (and connecting the Park Ave bike lanes to the trail is one of my personal issues). I guess it's outside the scope here, but if they could include fixing the disaster that is the Parkway/Cedar intersection, that would be good too.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby martykoessel » February 8th, 2019, 1:57 pm

amiller92 wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 1:22 pm
There's a lot to take in, but these look great (and connecting the Park Ave bike lanes to the trail is one of my personal issues). I guess it's outside the scope here, but if they could include fixing the disaster that is the Parkway/Cedar intersection, that would be good too.
The Field Regina Northrup Neighborhood Group (FRNNG) has been looking closely at Cedar Avenue in general and the intersection of Minnehaha Parkway and Cedar in particular for the past few years. The wheels grind slowly, but every now and then hints pop up of money becoming available over the next couple of years. Beyond general redesign of the intersection, we've been pushing for:

--Elimination of the short stretch of the parkway frontage road between Cedar and the south entrance to Speedway.
--Creation of a refuge island at 47th and Cedar (an additional traffic light at that point will not be approved by the County).

This is all complicated by the fact that Cedar is Hennepin County 152 and the Park Board is responsible for Minneahaha Parkway and its frontage road. Bit by bit, maybe someday, maybe someday....

Of course, if you have a chance to corner an appropriate official to let your voice be heard about this fast and awkward stretch of Cedar, hurrah!

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby amiller92 » February 8th, 2019, 2:43 pm

Thanks, Marty. Appreciate FRNNG working on this and agree with those changes.

Would also be great to somehow find room for left turn lanes off the Parkway (that might actually be within scope of the trail planning) and I'd like to see the southbound right turn lane on Cedar removed as well (It's little used, although I use it on my cargo bike) and the space used for boulevard on the east side.

My pretty uninformed guess is that you'll be able to get some improvements from the county but the Park Board won't do anything.


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