How a north Minneapolis nonprofit is building strong neighborhoods

The Minneapolis skyline is seen beyond an industrial site.
In April 2019, the Minneapolis skyline is seen beyond the southern half of the Upper Harbor Terminal industrial site in north Minneapolis.
Evan Frost | MPR News 2019

The Minneapolis City Council recently approved a plan to develop 48 acres of riverfront property in north Minneapolis. The site is a defunct barge terminal called the Upper Harbor Terminal.

The approved plan for the property calls for building over 500 apartments and condos; retail and business space including a 10-thousand person amphitheater; and restoring nearly 20 acres for park land. That’s great, but residents say the development is already causing a hike in rents in north Minneapolis — one of the most racially diverse and economically challenged areas in the Twin Cities. 

Adair Mosley, a north Minneapolis resident and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities (an organization that has many, many arms), joined Minnesota Now with Cathy Wurzer to talk about a brand new initiative at the organization to shape development.

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