Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sign Up to Attend “Complexity: Dutch and American Housing” This Fall!

ULI Minnesota is proud to support “Complexity: Dutch and American Housing,” a symposium at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture within the College of Design. The symposium will explore the similarities and differences between the way housing is designed, developed, and constructed in the Netherlands and in the United States, as a way to create new practices. The dialogue is inspired by complex housing, a special form of housing developed in Northern Europe, provides an innovative model that includes: Moderate to high density Mixed income housing Dwellings for purchase … Read More

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PlanIt Publishes New Resources for Local Planning Handbook


PlanIt is the Metropolitan Council’s effort to provide educational opportunities for the 2040 comprehensive plan update process, and newly published resources in the Local Planning Handbook are now available! Remember to regularly check the Resource Library for new information. Below is the list of new and updated Fact Sheets. These can be found under the Housing topic. City Development Powers to Create Legal Entities Collaborating on Housing Strategies Site Assembly Tax Abatement Housing Preservation Tools Rental Licensing and Inspection Homeownership Support Programs Municipal Bond Issuance Recognized Tools and Resources (Updated) … Read More

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ULI Minnesota’s Cathy Bennett Contributes to Experts Forum on Mixed-Income Housing

Cathy Bennett, leader of ULI Minnesota’s Housing Initiative and Advisory Services, recently contributed to a forum on building mixed-income housing with Finance & Commerce. She joined a panel of four other real estate and land use leaders which included ULI members and representatives from ULI Minnesota sponsors the Family Housing Fund, BKV Group, and Sherman Associates. Learn more about these experts and read the edited discussion at the link below. Experts Forum: How to Make Mixed-Income Housing Happen

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Check out the “Singing Mayors” from MinnRoast 2017!


On Friday, April 28th, MinnPost held its annual MinnRoast event at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. Among the many featured performers were eight suburban mayors singing “We’ve Been Governing the Suburbs,” a parody of the famous folk song “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” These mayors are also members of the Regional Council of Mayors. Here’s the full list of performers who graced the MinnRoast stage: Mayor Jim Hovland, City of Edina and RCM Co-chair Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens, City of Woodbury and RCM Co-chair Mayor Denny Laufenburger, City of Chanhassen Mayor … Read More

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Business Outreach Coordinator Opportunity with the City of Saint Paul

The City of Saint Paul, MN is hiring a Business Outreach Coordinator to: Market Saint Paul as a great place to do business. Develop and execute strategies for effectively landing new and expanding businesses in Saint Paul, spurring job and tax base growth, consistent with the city’s Economic Development Strategy. Lead a strategic team approach to identify, prioritize, and initiate business retention, expansion, and attraction visits. Join a team that is passionate about building a vibrant Saint Paul! We’re seeking candidates who are entrepreneurial, with a strong background in business … Read More

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