Monthly Archives: April 2014

(Re) Development Ready Guide Helps City of Minnesota Minnetonka Craft Subsidy Policy

From: Finance and Commerce, April 22nd, 2014 (…Julie) Wischnack said creating a formal policy has been on her to-do list since the city went over the “(Re)Development-Ready Guide,” a checklist of best practices that the Urban Land Institute Minnesota recommends to “attract private investment, grow jobs, and build tax base for the well-being of our region.” Cathy Bennett, the housing initiative director for the ULI Minnesota chapter and one of the people who worked on the guide, said the idea arose because developers talked repeatedly about how a consistent message … Read More

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National report finds MSP region could be growing in better, smarter ways

New report ranks major metropolitan areas based on their development, and examines how sprawl relates to prosperity, health and quality of life. CONTACT: Zachary Zweifler,, 612-594-1824 (Minnesota) Craig Chester,, 202-215-8858 (National) Washington, DC/Saint Paul, MN—People in compact, connected regions are healthier, have lower household costs, have greater economic mobility and more transportation choices—and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region could be doing more to support those goals according to a new report out today from Smart Growth America. Measuring Sprawl 2014 examines development in 221 major metropolitan areas in the … Read More

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