ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will host public meetings next week, Monday, July 16, and Tuesday, July 17, to garner input on the disposition study evaluating three lock and dam sites in Minneapolis.
The two events are:
- Monday, July 16 – 6-8 p.m. – Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis
- Tuesday, July 17 – 6-8 p.m. – Highland Park Sr. High Auditorium, 1015 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul
Both meeting venues are wheelchair accessible. If you need sign language interpretive services, please call 651-290-5426 or email MplsLocksDisposition@usace.army.mil by Thursday, July 12.
During the meetings, which will include a presentation on the purpose and scope of the study, residents will have the opportunity to provide official comments and stakeholders may express their interest in owning any of the structures.
Included in the study are properties at Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls locks and Lock and Dam 1, which is located near Minnehaha Park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to evaluate two primary alternatives for each site: (1) no action, which would see the St. Paul District continue to operate the sites as-is, and, (2) de-authorization by Congress of the Corps’ federal navigation missions at the sites, leading to disposal of the properties through the General Services Administration.
Comments concerning the scope of the study may also be submitted to: District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, ATTN: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 Fifth Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-1638.
Additional information can be viewed at: http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/MplsLocksDisposition/.
The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
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