Fort Snelling Upper Post
Nationally historic designation coupled with its location within unincorporated Hennepin County and complex jurisdictional authorities have hampered redevelopment opportunities Fort Snelling Upper Post. Opened in 2004, the nearby Fort Snelling LRT Station, has great potential to support current recreational and future housing, educational and redevelopment uses.
Since 2006 Hennepin County has convened the various partners (National Parks Service, Veterans Affairs, MN Dept. of Natural Resources, MN Historical Society, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board) to discuss the future of the area. The resulting 2012 Joint Powers Agreement clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the partners and lays the groundwork for future investment. This map (PDF 19.2MB) captures the wide range of activities that already animate the Fort Snelling Upper Post area and indicates some of the redevelopment opportunities just over the horizon.