ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will host two public meetings to brief the public and gather input for a study focusing on the future disposition of federal property at Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis.
The meetings for the Upper St. Anthony Falls disposition study will be:
- Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 – 6-8 p.m. – Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis
- Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 – 6-8 p.m. – Michael Dowling Urban Environmental magnet school, 3900 W. River Pkwy, Minneapolis.
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, August 8, for the first meeting or Wednesday, August 14, for the second meeting.
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 federal properties. Federal property disposal is carried out by the General Services Administration, according to federal law.
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.
The St. Paul District held similar meetings in July 2018, when three twin cities locks and dams were to be the subject of the study. America’s Water Infrastructure Act, passed Oct. 24, 2018, directed the Corps to do a separate study for Upper St. Anthony Falls. A second study focusing on the disposition of Lower St. Anthony falls Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam 1 is anticipated to start late 2020. Additional public meetings for that study will be held in 2021.
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Release no. 19-065