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.
21 pages transcript
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Interviewee: Hively, Janet
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
There is no audio for this interview.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 117.12 (Library Call Number)
AV2009.52.12 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Collection Finding Aid
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'