Grain Belt Riverfront Redevelopment Plan
Elevating an Historic Riverfront Neighborhood
The City of Minneapolis issued an RFP for the Grain Belt Riverfront Redevelopment in late 2017. The concept design for the Grain Belt Riverfront Redevelopment submitted by partners Lander Group, Landon Group, and Newport Partners was selected in Summer 2018.
This website was created to provide a brief background and enable interested parties to stay in touch as we work with the City on next steps.
The Sheridan Neighborhood and Northeast Minneapolis – Since its construction, the Grain Belt Brewery and surrounding residential
neighborhood have enjoyed a tightly-woven relationship with one another. However, as suburbanization and a changing industrial market dramatically impacted the neighborhood, Sheridan has been in the process of reestablishing its identity and economic composition.
What used to be a corridor of markets, supply stores and like businesses catering to neighborhood residents became a haven for small art galleries and artist studios. Many artists were driven to the area for its accessibility, relatively safe and stable environment and high rate of vacancies as commerce favored larger, auto dependent establishments.
Implementing the Community Plan
But the area also features streets unfriendly to pedestrians, degraded public land at the river, and little green space. In short, the space between the buildings needs serious attention.
Vision and Principles
Our proposal represents a vision that embraces the site’s natural assets: the Mississippi River, the area’s rich history, historic buildings, the Arts community, and distinct local identity. Additional site investigation and significant interface with the existing stakeholders, Sheridan Neighborhood Organization, Park Board, Watershed District, and City will shape the final, specific plan.
The redevelopment plan is rooted in the following principles and commitments:
Focus on public realm
A mix of uses for a mix of incomes
A neighborhood scale and context
Capture the beauty and energy of the Mississippi River
neighborhood role that connects the Sheridan neighborhood to the Mississippi.
Foster connections with artists and the public
Attention to energy and environment
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