This collaborative, community driven project empowers Winona, Minnesota to “take back” a historically vital Mississippi River downtown riverfront open space that was left largely unusable by US Army Corps flood protection “improvements” in the 20th century. Working with local civic and business stakeholders, the project team generated an innovative, 21st century strategic plan and policy recommendations. The result is a Vision Plan that identifies unrealized riverfront potential, strategies to correct the unintended consequences of over-engineered flood infrastructure, provides a venue for grassroots cultural events and leadership for a river-based renaissance of context-sensitive recreation and tourism for the community.


The complete Vision Plan report can be viewed here


2014 Minnesota ASLA Merit Award winner

co-Principal Investigator

status: complete 2014