Monthly Archives: February 2015

New Interactive Tool: (Re) Development Ready Guide

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A local government guide, outlining (re)development policies and practices, to attract private investment, grow jobs, support a full range of housing choices, and build tax base for the well-being of our region. Based on national trends, these best practices support a proactive approach that provides clarity, transparency, collaboration, and efficiency to support healthy and resilient communities essential to remaining competitive in a new economy. See interactive tool here. For each category, click on the arrows to reveal additional information on how to apply the principles in your community. Within each … Read More

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2015 State APA MN Planners Conference in Bemidji MN, September 23 -25, 2015


2015 STATE APA MN PLANNERS CONFERENCE – The Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA MN) is pleased to announce the 2015 Planners Conference in Bemidji, MN. The conference will take place on September 23 -25, 2015 at the Sanford Center. CONFERENCE THEME – The conference theme is Heading North: Crossing the Currents of Planning. The conference theme focuses on advancing Minnesota – paying tribute to the efforts to reposition the state as the North, instead of the Midwest – and reflects the host community’s location and role as … Read More

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Community Forum on the Nicollet Hotel Project


A Joint Downtown & Mill District Neighborhood Associations Event Attend the first public presentation and chance to weigh-in on the City’s selected proposal for the Nicollet Hotel Block.  Q/A and meet&greet with Council Member Frey and the project team to follow.   Please RSVP to assure a seat. Monday, February 16 7:00-8:00PM The Depot, Great Hall 225 S. 3rd Ave, Minneapolis Presentation highlights will include: – overview of preliminary plan for the plaza, which, when integrated with Cancer Survivors Park,has potential to create a significant new “park” Downtown; – overview of … Read More

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Regional Indicators Initiative Wins ACEC MN 2015 Grand Award


he 48th annual ACEC/MN Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet drew over 250 attendees to the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis on January 30, 2015. The Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes engineering achievements that exhibit the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. The evening began with Master of Ceremonies Bret Weiss, of WSB & Associates, Inc. welcoming members, clients and guests to the event, followed by a brief address from current President John Dillingham of Alliant Engineering, Inc. This year 26 projects were submitted into the completion by 23 firms. The 2nd annual … Read More

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