The citizens of Minneapolis are coming together to give new life to the riverfront along the Mighty Mississippi. Nearby, old mills are now museums, warehouses are co-op apartments, light transit abounds, and pedestrians walk new trails. This bustling metropolis is looking towards the river, knowing that in order to preserve historic structures in historic areas that have outlived their usefulness, you have to give them new life with a new purpose. And that’s a boon for residents and tourists alike.
As part of that approach, planning is now underway to repurpose the historic Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam.