Henninger Landfill Site
From The Master Plan - Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation
The Henninger Landfill site is located at the northern tip of the Downtown Old Brooklyn focus area, just at the ridge of the Lower Big Creek Valley, almost directly east of the MetroParks Zoo entrance. The Henninger Landfill is no longer in operation, and the now vacant land presents wonderful opportunities in linking recreational amenities in the area and maximizing views looking across the Lower Big Creek Valley. The recently completed Lower Big Creek Greenway Redevelopment and Restoration Plan puts forth two different recreation scenarios for the Henninger site: one that accommodates active recreational activities and the other meant for passive recreation and ecological restoration. Either way, the Henninger site represents a unique opportunity for outdoor enjoyment and open space that is rare amidst such dense urban neighborhoods as Old Brooklyn and Brooklyn Centre.
Redevelopment options for the Henninger Landfill site are discussed in detail in the Lower Big Creek Greenway Redevelopment and Restoration Plan. Two redevelopment options are proposed, pending an environmental assessment of the site to determine the types of uses that are suitable. Additional strategies include:
- Establish a visitor center in this location.
- Relocate nearby industrial uses.
- Promote offices and multi-family condos and/or townhouses adjacent to and near the site, along Henninger and W 24th Streets to increase the density and provide support for nearby retail.