A New vision

What is Upper Harbor?

The Site

United Properties and its partners, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, are bringing new public infrastructure to the site—including nearly 20 acres of public parkland stretching nearly a mile along the banks of the Mississippi River.

The 48-acre site is owned by the City of Minneapolis and will remain in public ownership, allowing for private development and investment.

The redevelopment emphasizes public ownership of the land and provides publicly accessible riverfront access. Ground lease payments will contribute to a new community fund, supporting anti-gentrification efforts, job training, and wealth creation in the Northside community.

Reimagining Upper Harbor

The Upper Harbor site will transition from its former industrial use as a shipping terminal to a mixed-use redevelopment with housing, commercial and jobs spaces, a community performing arts center, and park space.

Public realm infrastructure improvements are necessary to support community access to the site and river.


Located on the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis, just over two miles north of downtown, this former 48-acre shipping terminal is the largest single-owner development left on the Mississippi River.

Situated between the Lowry Avenue and Camden bridges, Upper Harbor presents a rare, creative and transformational redevelopment opportunity for the community.

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