Intersection of Portland Ave and the river.

Brought to  you by ASLA-MN, Minneapolis Parks Foundation, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Downtown Improvement District.

Feeding the Flyway is a celebration of the city’s Central Riverfront and demonstration of multi-purpose gardening – a playful space that hosts people and plants that support the river wildlife. Come visit the park!

The Pop-Up Park will officially be “unveiled” at the Northern Spark Art Festival June 9th which is featuring the project “Night Blooms” by Wil Natzel!  Check out the Northern Spark Website


Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis, MN. Image courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation

On April 17th, 4:30 pm, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission is holding a public hearing on the City of Minneapolis staff recommendation for Peavey Plaza.   See below for the agenda for the public hearing.  For some recent discussion about the Plaza and process, see the Huffington Post article written by Charles Birnbaum.

1.  1101 Nicollet Mall – Peavey Plaza (BZZ #27287, Ward: 7)The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department has submitted an application for a Demolition of Historic Resource to allow for the demolition of Peavey Plaza at 1101 Nicollet Mall.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the demolition of Peavey Plaza at 1101 Nicollet Mall with the following mitigation conditions:

  1. As mitigation for the demolition of Peavey Plaza, a photographic recordation of the property shall be prepared and submitted to staff that is in accordance with the guidelines of the Minnesota Historic Property Record. The recordation shall include all exterior spaces and site design.
  2. As mitigation for the demolition of Peavey Plaza, a salvage plan for the plaza’s fountains and other features shall be prepared and submitted to CPED-Planning.
  3. As mitigation for the demolition of Peavey Plaza, a plan shall be prepared and submitted to CPED-Planning staff for the relocation of the 1974 time capsule and Peavey Plaza plaques.

2.  St. Anthony Falls Historic District Design Guidelines
Second of two HPC reviews on the 2nd draft of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District Design Guidelines.

For more information, see the City of Minneapolis website.

The ASLA Advocacy Program wants to hear from chapter members about future federal legislative priorities. ASLA works with federal legislators, Administration officials, and regulatory bodies to advance policies critical to the profession. As they begin to formulate ASLA’s 2013-2014 Federal Legislative Priorities, please take 5-10 minutes to share your thoughts about your profession and federal policies.


The 2012 ASLA-MN theme “MAKING WAVES CHANGING COURSE”, will be the focus of an all-day education session and awards dinner/celebration at the Science Museum of Minnesota, April 20th, 2012. Water is one of the most powerful and important elements of our landscape. ASLA-MN looks forward to showcasing the work it inspires and the legacy landscape architects will leave.

Details available on the ASLA-MN website.

Wednesday, March 7, 6-9 pm at HGA Architects.

A Celebration of Women’s History Month with a presentation by Kristine Miller, Director of Graduate Studies, UM CDES Department of  Landscape Architecture:   “Diversity and Landscape Architecture”

HGA Architects is located on the first floor of the Ford Center, 420 5th Street North in Minneapolis (Parking Available/ LRT Stop – Target Field)

See the asla-mn website for registration information and more details about the event.