ULI Minnesota News

Kraus-Anderson Shares the Value of ULI MN’s Mentor Program and Market Council

Construction firm Kraus-Anderson is a ULI Minnesota sponsor and has active members in its ranks. In a recent blog post on the company’s site, KA articulated how their company both receives value from participating in ULI MN activities–such as its opportunity to showcase their CityPlace project at the most recent meeting of the ULI MN Market Council–and also how leaders within their organization give back by contributing to important initiatives like the Young Leaders Mentor Program. Read the full post here

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St. Louis Park Seeks Proposals for 6.6 Acres Along SWLRT

The City of St. Louis Park is requesting proposals to redevelop approximately 6.6 acres of land along the METRO Green Line Extension/Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) known as the Beltline Blvd. Station Redevelopment Site. This rare, first-ring redevelopment opportunity has excellent visibility and exceptional access to multimodal transportation. The city is primarily looking for a development team that has the imagination, ability, and capacity to transform this well-positioned, transit-oriented site into a vibrant “live, work, play” place with: Mixed-use development (including multi-family residential, office and small commercial components), Housing density  … Read More

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MSCA Program on 8/2: The Economic Outlook for Commercial Real Estate Investors and Decision Makers

ULI Minnesota invites you to attend the Minnesota Shopping Center Association’s program, The Economic Outlook for Commercial Real Estate Investors and Decision Makers on August 2nd from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. The program will feature Dr. Mark Dotzour, Real Estate Economist & Former Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M. ULI Minnesota members are eligible for MSCA member rates for both pre-registration and at the door. If you would like to attend, please contact Karla Keller Torp at ktorp@msca-online.com to receive a discount code to use when registering.

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Bloomington Considering Proposals for 9.5 acres Near Hyland Greens Golf Course


The City of Bloomington is considering proposals for the sale and residential development of 9.49 acres adjacent to the Hyland Greens Golf Course at 102nd Street and Normandale Boulevard.  The RFP is available online at Hyland RFP. RFP proposals will be accepted through September 5, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Planning Manager Glen Markegard at gmarkegard@bloomingtonmn.gov or 952-563-8923.

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New Brownfield and Health Tool Helps Give Blighted Sites a Healthy Second Chance


Revitalizing brownfield sites offers an opportunity for communities to spur economic growth, resolve neighborhood blight, increase community connectivity, restore ecological balance and promote public health. The benefits are tremendous, but often the task of transforming these sites into productive community assets can present challenges, including the complicated process of identifying and prioritizing the redevelopment strategies that will best meet the long-term needs of the environment and community.  Minnesota Brownfields and the Minnesota Department of Health have developed a Brownfield and Health Indicator Tool to help community planners, architects, developers and … Read More

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Bloomington HRA Issues RFP for Four Residential Lots

The Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is seeking proposals from builders and developers for the sale of four residential lots,  4008, 4020, 4030 and 4100, on 108th Street West in Bloomington.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sale of the four lots is available on the Bloomington HRA webpage.  Parties interested in purchasing the lots should review the RFP and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please contact HRA Administrator Doug Grout at dgrout@BloomingtonMN.gov or call 952-563-8940.  

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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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