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St. Anthony Falls: Audience Q&A - At our recent Water Over the Dam panel discussion, we had four invited guests talk about St. Anthony Falls. We also took questions from the audience, and a selection of those follows: Q: What is the thought of completely removing the dam and going back to the natural aesthetic of the falls? Dan Dressler: Being a park ranger and not an engineer, I ...
Water Over the Dam - The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership recently hosted a panel discussion with Preserve Minneapolis called Water Over the Dam, part of our Riverfront Vitality Forum series. Our guests, Peggy Lucas, Iyekiyapiwiƞ Darlene St. Clair, Dan Dressler and Neal Route, discussed the past, present and future of St. Anthony Falls from various perspectives: the Native American perspective, the industrial perspective, the recreational perspective and the ...
St. Anthony Falls: The developer perspective - At our recent Water Over the Dam panel discussion, Neal Route, development associate, spoke about St. Anthony Falls from the development perspective. Her comments are summarized and condensed below: Dominion developed and own the A-mill artist lofts across the river. Historically, the Pillsbury A-mill was the largest flour mill in the world for a period of 50 years after it was built ...
St. Anthony Falls: The economic perspective - At our recent Water Over the Dam panel discussion, Peggy Lucas, a founder and partner in Brighton Development, spoke about St. Anthony Falls from the Native American perspective. Her comments are summarized and condensed below: Near the end of the ’80s, Brighton Development did a lot of small, affordable housing projects, in conjunction with neighborhood groups. We called them catalytic projects ...