Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with Janet Hively

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Titles Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with Janet Hively
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Janet Hively worked with the city of Minneapolis on the "Mississippi/Minneapolis" plan in early 1970s, and was deputy planning director from 1978 to 1981, acting planning director 1982 to 1983 and deputy mayor 1983 to 1989. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Idea for a historical sound and light show; cleaning up the riverfront in the early 1970s; the "Mississippi/Minneapolis" plan; the renovation of the U.S. Post Office on West River Parkway; negotiations with Burlington Northern Railroad; housing in the North Warehouse district. She also discusses redevelopment of Nicollet Island—Durkee Atwood, Grove Street Flats, Boom Island; "outparcel" defined in state legislation; Metropolitan Open Space funding; mistakes made on Nicollet Island, including private contractors' control over the southern part of the island and the football stadium issue on the island's north half.
Quantity 21 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Interviewee: Hively, Janet
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/24/2009
Notes There is no audio for this interview.

Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 117.12 (Library Call Number)
AV2009.52.12 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Collection Finding Aid
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'

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