RIVERFRONT vitality project
Since the 1970s, the once-neglected Central Riverfront has become a vibrant urban neighborhood of waterfront condos and cultural assets such as the Guthrie Theater and Mill City Museum. Today, the Upper River above St. Anthony Falls is poised for a similar transformation.
The Mississippi River has the power to connect us; the Riverfront Vitality Report connects the current state of the river’s three distinct areas – Upper River, Central Riverfront, and Lower Gorge – to the long-term vision of a thriving riverfront that unites our City.
- Nearly half of Minneapolis area residents are less than 15 minutes from the Mississippi.
- The Riverfront vitality report does three things: It brings together key indicators of the riverfront growth, provides critical data to public and private decision makers leading riverfront revitalization and energizes the conversation around revitalization.
- Economic development, parks, cultural resources and environmental stewardship all come together to build a vibrant riverfront. The Riverfront vitality report shares this emerging and evolving picture.
The analysis below captures the current state of indicators in four areas:
Click on the title of any of the indicators for more information.