Northside Environmental Justice Tour: River & Art EditionTake a virtual tour!
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and our limited ability to gather in person, this year JXTA’s Tactical team worked with Slow Roll MPLS to put together a self-guided neighborhood tour: a route designed for biking (or any form of travel) with a short video interview at each stop. The route and stops highlight important locations and work happening in North Minneapolis that connect to the river and watershed, recreation and health, environmental justice and activism, and art and design.
Find out more info about a future park at UHT and look at draft park concepts HERE.
Learn more about connections from the Northside to the river, including upcoming ways to give your input HERE.
Video tours + 360 street view
Watch an introductory video reviewing all the stops of the Environmental Justice Tour.
Take a stroll around JXTA’s skate-able art plaza on West Broadway Avenue.
Artist Seitu Jones shows us around Bassett Creek and Heritage Park.
A new urban farming initiative in North Minneapolis.
Check out the unique designs for the 26th Ave. Pier overlook on the Mississippi, designed by apprentices in Enviro lab.
Some areas of North Minneapolis suffer high rates of pollution from manufacturers like GAF shingle makers.
Stroll through the site for the future park and development at Upper Harbor Terminal.
JXTA alum Cameron Downey walks us around one of the only public park natural swimming pools in the nation.
UHT is closed to the public, but you can look around with these 360 photos in Google Street View. Check out the river view here!
UHT is closed to the public, but you can look around with these 360 photos in Google Street View. Check out the view of the industrial relics here:
UHT is closed to the public, but you can look around with these 360 photos in Google Street View. Check out the view from South of the Warehouse here:
Print your own tour map
Upper Harbor Terminal is a 48-acre site along the Mississippi River currently owned by the City of Minneapolis. Apprentices and teaching artists at JXTA have been working with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, other designers, and community members to plan for a future public park on this (currently) industrial land. Over the last several years, JXTA has hosted engagements with neighboring communities, including co-hosted community bike rides with Slow Roll Minneapolis, bus and walking tours, and community surveys and feedback collection to help ensure the equitable development of this site. This has also included the collaboration with a team of planners, engineers and designers and the City’s Public Works department to create accessible and safe connections from Northside neighborhoods to the river.
Add your voice!
Click HERE to learn more about planning and design for safe and accessible connections to and through UHT from Northside neighborhoods (aka public realm infrastructure).
And click HERE to learn more about ideas and concepts for a future public park along the river at Upper Harbor and to share your input.
Special thanks to Anthony Taylor & Slow Roll MPLS, Seitu Jones, Marcus Kar (with Jordan Weber, Youth Farm, and Walker Art Center)
Videos by Cameron Downey
JXTA Team: Sam Ero-Phillips, Kristen Murray, Roxxanne O’Brien, Robbie Seltzer, Rashaunea Ambers-Winston, Bird Coulter, Preston Dorsett, Emily Tucker, Qadiym Washington