Riverfront Revival--2 Ways: How different strategies are playing out in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Mack, Linda
November 2006
Planning;Nov2006, Vol. 72 Issue 10, p22
Trade Publication
The article features the Mississippi riverfront revival in Minneapolis and St. Paul. As the Mississippi River courses 26 miles through Minneapolis and St. Paul, it both unites and divides the two cities. The river shaped their economies. Minneapolis boasted St. Anthony Falls, which powered the mills that made it the world's flour milling capital from 1880 to 1930. St. Paul was where the river's navigable waters ended, so it became a hub for transshipping goods to carts and later to trains. Minneapolis took its first steps toward revitalizing the riverfront on the East Bank across the Mississippi from downtown, where, in the 1980s, old brick buildings offered charming digs for restaurants and festive shops.


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