Monthly Archives: June 2016

MetTransit TOD District Parking Forum

The Metro Transit office of TOD is hosting a District Parking Forum on July 21st! When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM  Where: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation – 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104 Join local and national parking experts, and the Twin Cities LISC team for an informative and engaging discussion about how to successfully create, finance, and implement a parking district to support multimodal, walkable development for the future of our communities. You’ll hear from Ralph DeNisco (Nelson\Nygaard), Lance Bernard (SRF Consulting), Kersten Elverum (City of Hopkins), and Bill … Read More

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ULI MN A-Mill hydro tour offers peek at past and present

A group from the Urban Land Institute and others tour the tunnels used to move water from the Mississippi River under the A-Mill Artist Lofts to a 40-foot drop shaft where enough energy is produced to power 70 percent of the building’s needs. In some places, the water was as much as 4 inches deep. (Staff photo: Bill Klotz)

Below the 251 new affordable units at the A-Mill Artist Lofts is a reminder of the building’s past, brought back to life by Plymouth-based Dominium when it wrapped up the conversion project last year. A rebooted hydroelectric system is up and running in the building where the old Pillsbury flour mill in Minneapolis once operated using power generated from the rushing Mississippi River. Dominium recently gave a tour of the system, snaking under Main Street, through the building at 315 Main St. SE and back down past St. Anthony Falls. … Read More

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Minneapolis, St. Paul Lead Rankings of Top U.S. Parks

UrbanLand Magazine By Peter Slavin June 6, 2016 Minneapolis was rated the big American city with the best park system for the third straight year, according to the Trust for Public Land’s fifth annual ParkScore® index. Minneapolis edged out St. Paul for the top spot among the 100 largest U.S. cities. The Twin Cities tied for first last year. Ninety-five percent of Minneapolis residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park (about one-half mile [0.8 km]), the trust’s key measure. Minneapolis also scored high on the trust’s other two … Read More

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