Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with Janet Hively
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. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Audio of interview is not available.
1 hour sound disc
21 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Interviewee: Hively, Janet
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 117 (Library Call Number)
AV2009.52.12 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'