Mississippi River Learning Center | GATEWAY
The Mississippi River Learning Center is a city-led project combining a mixed-use, river-focused space and a National Park Service headquarters at the Crosby Farm Regional Park, serving as a national gateway to the Mississippi River with year-round river learning and outdoor recreation experiences on and along Saint Paul’s river.
The City of Saint Paul and Great River Passage Conservancy, in partnership with Mississippi Park Connection, the National Park Service, and Your Boat Club, worked with W Architecture & Landscape Architecture to complete schematic design for the Mississippi River Learning Center. Schematic design includes site analysis, exploring design concepts, providing a general overview of the basic features and programming, and getting a general idea of the look and feel of the project. Following months of community engagement, we are excited to present the final schematic design:
The next step will consist of a six-month transition period to address partner roles and responsibilities, finance strategy, programming planning and a bonding initiative. Stay connected with us to receive updates as the project continues to move forward.
March – October 2022
October 2022 – April 2023
Transition Period to Address:
• Partner roles and responsibilities
• Finance strategy
• Programming planning
• Bonding initiative
April 2023 – Beyond
• Advanced design
• Opening and operations