The Falls Initiative

Join the conversation to shape the future of the Upper Lock.

Engage with Us

Early Summer 2020

Get Involved

You are invited to attend a series of online webinars and community presentations about The Falls Initiative. Learn about the site, meet our team, and find out how to get involved.

Late Summer & Fall 2020

Concept Design

Tell us what you think by attending a community event, hosting a Meeting in a Box, taking an online survey, or joining a design charrette. Your input informs the creation of multiple design and programming alternatives for the Upper Lock.

Winter 2020-21


Together, we’ll turn community priorities into a preferred concept design, shaping an iconic riverfront that embraces its natural & cultural significance.

February 2021

A Shared Vision

The community conversation will culminate with the release of a preliminary concept design at our city’s biggest community event of the year, the Community Connections conference.

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