Kelli Bourgeois doesn’t have far to go to move into her new office; it’s just down the hall from her previous one. Nor will she have to go through a big learning curve as she trades her position as human resources director and assistant city manager for her new position as city manager of Columbia Heights. In fact, she says, residents probably won’t notice much difference between her and her predecessor, Walter Fehst. The same goes for city employees. “I’ll be a little more hands-on than Walt,” she said, “but not much. We’ll just continue what we’re doing.”
The ambitious project to transform the Upper Harbor Terminal area in North Minneapolis is gathering momentum. Current proposals include an outdoor amphitheater, a hotel, retail outlets, and possibly housing. But as the calls for greater community engagement and buy-in get louder, the window for closer consideration is closing.
Will 2019 be the year the “Missing Link” is finally connected? Maybe not, but the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) hopes to get the green light on a project that’s been around almost as long as the Park Board itself. They’ve been trying to hook up Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis to the Grand Rounds parkway system for more than 100 years.
The Minneapolis City Council got too big for its britches and tried to circumvent the city charter when it entered into an agreement with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) to operate the Commons park next to U.S. Bank Stadium, said Judge Bruce A. Peterson in a Dec. 31 […]