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RCM Executive Committee Member Mayor Mike Maguire Discusses the Economic Imperative of Housing Affordability

As part of the release of GREATER MSP’s 2018 Regional Indicators Dashboard, Regional Council of Mayors Executive Committee member and Mayor of Eagan, Mike Maguire, appeared in a video to make the case for the critical importance of addressing housing affordability for the economic competitiveness of the MSP region. Mayor Maguire has also been representing the RCM as an ex-officio member of the Governor’s Task Force on Housing with support from ULI Minnesota’s Cathy Bennett. The task force is charged with evaluating existing housing strategies and developing innovative new solutions to secure Minnesota’s … Read More

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Saint Paul Seeks Planning Director

The City of Saint Paul is seeking a Planning Director to play a key role in shaping our diverse, urban community and its future. The City is looking for a talented, innovative professional to lead a team of highly-skilled, committed planners and historic preservationists. Saint Paul is nationally known for its progressive planning and citizen engagement system. Candidates should have insights into maximizing the city’s assets for building broad-based community wealth, including diverse populations, a growing downtown, an emerging multi-modal transit system, strong government and non-profit partnerships, and natural features … Read More

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ULI Minnesota Is Hiring! Join Our Team and Make an Impact.

ULI MN seeks an Associate to join our dynamic and collaborative team and become an integral contributor to our work. We are seeking an energetic team player who will think critically, identify opportunities for improvement, and deliver results through a commitment to excellence. This role offers the Associate an opportunity to explore, learn, make connections to a growing network of experienced real estate/land use professionals and public officials, and contribute meaningfully to regional issues. Primary responsibilities include engaging with our members and volunteers to carry out our mission, provide critical … Read More

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Inver Grove Heights seeks Community Development Director

The City of Inver Grove Heights seeks a dynamic Community Development Director for the overall management of department operations and staff engaged in the functions of planning, zoning, building inspections, economic development, redevelopment, housing and environmental services.   Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business, or closely related area and at least 7 years management experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) overseeing planning, zoning, environmental, building inspection and community development programs; including at least 2 years of directly responsible economic development experience (e.g. director … Read More

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City of Edina Seeks Affordable Housing Development Manager

The City of Edina is excited to announce that it is actively looking to hire an Affordable Housing Development Manager position to join their Community Development Team! If you or someone you know is interested please have them apply on the City of Edina website at the link below. Affordable Housing Development Manager Position Description As part of the Community Development Division, the Affordable Housing Project Manager works as a member of the Edina Housing Foundation and, with limited supervision, will be responsible for performing specialized and complex assignments in … Read More

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Rondo Advisory Services Panel Shares Recommendations

The Urban Land Institute concluded its Advisory Services Panel on the Rondo Community Land Bridge concept on Friday, March 23rd with a presentation at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center. The panel’s findings and recommendations are available at the link below. Advisory Services Panel Findings Presentation.

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Saint Paul Seeks Loan Servicing and Real Estate Manager

The Saint Paul Loan Servicing and Real Estate Manager will be responsible for overseeing work in loan underwriting, origination and servicing, real estate transactions, property acquisition and sales transactions, property management and leading a team of professionals who manage the department’s loan portfolio and redevelopment property. Typical duties of the role include: Supervising a team responsible for loan servicing, managing property owned for redevelopment, supporting property acquisition and sale transactions and maintaining loan and property records Serving as chair to the department’s Credit Committee, a staff team that reviews and … Read More

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U.S. Green Building Council “Impact 2018” is Coming April 30th!

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IMPACT 2018: The New Way Forward, is coming to St. Paul April 30-May 1! Building professionals, sustainability leaders and change makers from across the Midwest will convene for a full day of educational sessions, networking opportunities and discussions around today’s most critical sustainability and green building issues. Participation in the conference also includes tours at some of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s most sustainable buildings, as well as keynote speeches by Laura Kohler of the Kohler Company and WELL’s Rachel Gutter. IMPACT is expanding its reach across the Midwest and promoting … Read More

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“Not-So-Big Real Estate” Draws Media Coverage

On March 8th, the ULI Minnesota Young Leaders Group held its annual program for a packed house at the Holden Room at Hennepin Made. The event was covered by Urban Land, the Urban Land Institute’s magazine, and MinnPost, in two recently published articles (links below). The program, “Not-So-Big Real Estate: Growing Cities 3,000 Square Feet at a Time,” featured Portland developer Kevin Cavenaugh discussing his approach to developling small-scale infill real estate projects. People love these kinds of developments in their neighborhoods, but they are harder than ever to build even in places where they already … Read More

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Minnesota Mayors Together Holds Second Conversation in Duluth

Building on the momentum from their first session in Bemidji last October, Minnesota Mayors Together convened for a second conversation on February 8-9 in Duluth. In addition to the members of the Regional Council of Mayors from the MSP region who attended both sessions, three attendees from Bemidji also made the trek to Duluth. They were joined by several other mayors from the Duluth region to get to know each other and build relationships. Minnesota Mayors Together is aimed at breaking down the urban/rural divide by bringing Minnesota mayors together in … Read More

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