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Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Silophant » November 7th, 2014, 6:59 pm

I definitely remember discussing this before, but neither I or twincitizen could find a dedicated thread, so here we go.

With the impending closure of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock, the City of Minneapolis is redeveloping the Upper Harbor Terminal - basically the whole west bank of the river from Lowry to a few blocks north of Dowling - as part of the greater Above the Falls plan. The plan calls for demolishing the terminal, extending the Grand Rounds park/trail system through the area next to the river, and developing a business park with riverfront amenities in the rest of the space.

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby seanrichardryan » November 7th, 2014, 8:18 pm

43 acres of riverfront. Wow.
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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby mullen » November 11th, 2014, 11:31 am

that's significant. what a boost for the northside.

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Anondson » May 7th, 2016, 10:24 pm

Throwback to 2011, just for conversation, here is a design finalist for redesigning the Upper Mississippi in Minneapolis.

http://worldlandscapearchitect.com/mrdc ... ient-river

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Silophant » May 9th, 2016, 9:46 pm

Forgot the power lines, I see.

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Anondson » May 11th, 2016, 5:08 pm

Open house on May 24th

https://twitter.com/Growingmpls/status/ ... 9139780608
Attend the Upper Harbor Terminal Open House, Tues, May 24. Learn more about the North Mpls riverfront development. http://twitter.com/Growingmpls/status/7 ... 08/photo/1

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Re: Upper Mississippi -- No Locks For You

Postby HiawathaGuy » October 17th, 2016, 2:18 pm

First Avenue amphitheater pitched to anchor Minneapolis riverfront development
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... nchor.html

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Anondson » October 17th, 2016, 3:35 pm

Only one submission to be master developer of Upper Harbor Terminal.

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 188308.pdf

Five submissions to be partner developers though.

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Re: Upper Mississippi -- No Locks For You

Postby Silophant » October 17th, 2016, 4:49 pm

HiawathaGuy wrote:First Avenue amphitheater pitched to anchor Minneapolis riverfront development
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... nchor.html
Cool idea, though I'm concerned about the amount of parking that would be required for a 20,000 seat amphitheater in such a transit-inaccessible location.

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby grant1simons2 » October 17th, 2016, 6:28 pm

Time to restart the bus line up Washington Ave N!

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby seanrichardryan » October 17th, 2016, 9:45 pm

They can utilize the tiki shuttle from Pyscho Suzi's
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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Silophant » October 18th, 2016, 11:13 am

Strib article.

This one says 8-10,000 seats for the amphitheater. Which probably makes more sense. 20,000 seats is tremendous.

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby twincitizen » October 18th, 2016, 11:16 am

Reported attendance at this year's Rock the Garden (at Boom Island) was around 14,000. 10,000 compares well with Red Rocks, which is able to draw pretty big name acts. It falls far short of larger outdoor venues like WA's The Gorge or WI's Alpine Valley or Bay Area's Shoreline (all 20k+)

All things being equal, my preference would be for this concert facility to be at Boom Island (that unbeatable skyline view!), but I can see why Upper Harbor Terminal would win out, reason #1 being the question if the Park Board would even allow a permanent structure @ Boom Island, reason #2 being that Boom Island has residential neighbors and zero parking.

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Didier » October 18th, 2016, 11:31 am

Nick Halter tweeted today to emphasize the word "accommodate" in "accomodate 20,000." So that makes sense.

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby SkyScraperKid » October 18th, 2016, 6:44 pm

Sure would be odd having an 8 seat amphitheater Silophant.

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby dingo » October 21st, 2016, 8:28 am

Would love to see the old railroad tracks be used to connect the North Loop to this proposal. Either Bike trail or possibly even streetcar!

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Silophant » October 22nd, 2016, 7:24 am

SkyScraperKid wrote:Sure would be odd having an 8 seat amphitheater Silophant.
There's precedent!

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Anondson » October 25th, 2016, 2:40 pm

Drawings of potential amphitheater.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... ml?ana=twt

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby grant1simons2 » October 25th, 2016, 5:37 pm

Are they going to force people to use the pedestrian bridge that would cross, what, a 2 lane road?

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Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Postby Silophant » October 25th, 2016, 8:17 pm

I'm guessing the ped bridge is more about crossing the tracks safely than the road. That being said, does this spur get a huge amount of use, or is it like the one along Hiawatha that sees like two trains per day?

This appears to be the presentation the article was working from.


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