- 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: In early 2016, the City and Park Board agreed to a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) about how to jointly proceed and plan for the site and how to work together to find new ways to think about use of the land for both public and private purposes. For the past year, they have been actively seeking community input on plans for the property.
In January 2017, the Minneapolis City Council and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board completed their collaborative request for qualification process and selected a master developer team for the Upper Harbor Terminal site. This team is led by United Properties and includes THOR Development and First Avenue Productions.