- Specific plans for redevelopment at the 48-acre Upper Harbor Terminal site have yet to be established, but the Park Board and City are working to finalize very soon a planning path forward.
- This site is envisioned as having light industrial, office, commercial, and possibly residential uses, behind a riverfront park edge (see sample images above). The Above the Falls Plan envisions a node of office and commercial uses near Dowling. And where Dowling intersects the riverfront, the City and Park Board are now planning for a major public destination.
PROGRESS REPORT: The City and Park Board have been actively working on plans to convert these visions into reality. Early in 2016, the City and Park Board are expected to agree to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) about how to jointly proceed with planning for the site. The MOU would create a path to help resolve lingering differences in perspective about where to draw the division between park and private uses on the site.
As a first step, the City and Park Board will send out a Request for Information (RFI) to gather business and community ideas for use of the property. Building on the information gathered, the City and Park Board will shape and send out a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit proposals for redevelopment at Upper Harbor Terminal. The City and Park Board are beginning in-depth community engagement in 2016 and 2017.