The University of Minnesota says the Winona+Riverfront Vision Plan received a 2014 Planning and Analysis award by the American Society of Landscape Architects-Minnesota chapter.
The award was announced and presented at the Minnesota ASLA Awards Banquet last Friday evening.
Assistant U. of M. Professor Mathew Tucker said, in an email to Levee Park Committee Chairman Frank Pomeroy, the Riverfront Plan was blind peer reviewed, meaning it was submitted anonymously and was reviewed by professionals outside of Minnesota so as to ensure impartiality in the review.
Tucker said its a significant professional award that goes to just a handful of projects throughout the state each year.
This year, the Winona+Riverfront Vision Plan was honored alongside other projects such as the Minneapolis RiverFirst Plan and the St Paul Great River Passage Master Plan. Like Winona, both of these projects consider a new, long-term vision to radically reconsider reinvestment in each city's riverfront.
The Levee Park Committee meets next on Tuesday, May 13th from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.