Upper Harbor Terminal Park: Reconnecting Neighborhood and Linking History through Memories along a Post-Industrial River Front in North Minneapolis
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This thesis examines the potential beneﬁts of having an open public space that can be a downtown amenity for the population of north Minneapolis. Over the coming years the state of Minnesota is experiencing growth due to the increase of new immigrants and birth rates. Minnesota has a growing population and experts say that it is growing at a natural rate. This being said because of the ongoing growth that Minnesota is developing the need to have open spaces has also increased. This thesis proposal has to do with examining the Upper Harbor Terminal area located in North Minneapolis. The site is located l-94 and is located two miles from downtown and provides a strong sense of circulation for public transportation, vehicle circulation, and pedestrians and can allow this area to be a destination space. This park will better allow the social cohesion of the city of north Minneapolis and build on the culture that is celebrated throughout the city. The park will act as a social lung and allow areas for cultural gathering and offering seasonal activities for the residents of North Minneapolis. This park will also combat a series of issues that the area is undergoing such as unemployment, housing blight, existing pollution, and lack of education. The park will be designed to tie in the culture of the city and allow the park to have a better sense of place within the city of North Minneapolis. The ultimate goal is to increase means of employment, provide means of remediation the existing sites pollution, increase awareness of the ecosystem of the Mississippi River. The last goal would be renewing the urban fabric of North Minneapolis.