Case Study: The Upper Harbor Terminal

Rendering Credit to First Avenue Productions and SHOP Architects

About the Upper Harbor Terminal Redevelopment Project

The Upper Harbor Terminal Redevelopment Project (UHT) is a 48-acre redevelopment project along one-mile of riverfront in Minneapolis’ McKinley neighborhood. The one-mile stretch of River is the largest riverfront redevelopment opportunity in Minneapolis’ history. The Development Concept Plan which received approval from the Minneapolis City Council in early 2019 consists of 19.5 acres of park space including a north-south road to function as a parkway, almost 5.0 acres of public destination amenity areas to include an outdoor music performance venue, and approximately 17.0 acres of development parcels for a mix of uses including housing, hospitality, office, and commercial.

NEOO Development Leadership is responsible in for leading the creation of Phase I of the Redevelopment plan in close partnership with First Avenue Productions, and United Properties. The project’s Phase I component received over $30M of State bonding and Local matches to support the redevelopment of the site.

NEOO taking the lead

NEOO Development’s leadership personally took this project from start to Phase I Acceptance to complete the following:

  • Public Private Partnership Development, Negotiation and Execution

  • Transit-Oriented Development Planning and Transit Outreach

  • Extensive Community Engagement, Inclusion, and Outreach

  • Project Financial Feasibility Study

  • Tenant Leasing Strategy Development

  • Development Management and Consultancy

We are excited to work on projects like the Upper Harbor Terminal, to continue providing exceptional service within the Minneapolis community. To learn more about this and other projects, please contact


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