Upper Harbor Terminal featured on Fox 9: 'If you build it, will Beyoncé come?'


This recent in-depth feature by Fox 9 News' investigative reporter Tom Lyden highlights the debate around the future of the city-owned Upper Harbor Terminal site on the North Minneapolis riverfront.

In addition to our River Corridor Director Colleen O'Connor Toberman, the story includes interviews with North Minneapolis community leaders, elected officials, and the owner of First Avenue. 

The piece shines the spotlight on the differences between city officials' aspirations for the seminal project and the outcomes that community leaders see as likely. Three of the city's Collaborative Planning Committee members speak to their concerns about gentrification, high-quality jobs, the planning process, and who will profit from the development. Concerns that FMR shares.

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If you'd like regular updates about UHT community meetings, project changes, and opportunities to get involved, check out @UHTspotlight. (For more on FMR's work, volunteer and advocacy opportunities, and river happenings in general, check out @FriendsMissRiv. )

If you have questions or concerns about our work at this former barge terminal, Colleen O'Connor Toberman can be reached at ctoberman@fmr.org or 651-222-2193 x29.

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