Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Mattson
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Robert Mattson is retired assistant superintendent for planning for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. He served as Park Board staff from 1968 to 2000. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early riverfront planning, including Sasaki Associates 1971 study and Metropolitan Open Space funding for regional parks; development of the Nicollet Island compromise; development of the Great River Road /West River Parkway (first phase 1980 to 1987); development of the concept of Mill Ruins Park; the importance of staff for the Technical Advisory Committee; issues with the U.S. Post Office; further possibilities for riverfront culture and recreation.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound disc
22 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Interviewee: Mattson, Robert
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/01/2008
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 117
Accession Number AV2009.52.16
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'

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