2003 ASLA National Merit Award for Public Planning
The mostly rural landscape south of the Mississippi River between Rosemount and Ravenna, Minnesota is beginning to experience tremendous pressure for change. The Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area is projected to continue growing and this beautiful area is seen by many as one of the "next frontiers" of metropolitan development. At the same time, many people believe that our local and regional quality of life is rooted in the tremendous natural and rural amenities that make this place and others like it special. Finding common ground between these two potentially opposing forces is the basis for the greenway effort.
Hoisington Koegler Group in partnership with Friends of the Mississippi River conducted a