ULI Minnesota News

Ramsey County Riverfront Properties – Request for Development Interest Released

Earlier this week, Ramsey County released a Request for Development Interest for the Ramsey County Riverfront Properties.  The County seeks end-user buyers, developers or development teams with the ability, credentials, financial means and experience to purchase and develop this unique 4.77 acre site located in downtown Saint Paul and realize the vision for this site.    Responders who have an interest in the Riverfront Properties should submit a statement of interest.  No specific deadlines are proposed in the RDI – subsequent actions will occur depending on the availability and suitability … Read More

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ULI Minnesota Hosts UrbanPlan for 55 Public Officials in Edina

On October 13th, ULI Minnesota held its first UrbanPlan for Public Officials workshop in Edina at Braemar Golf Course. Twenty ULI member-volunteers led 55 Edina elected and appointed officials, neighborhood reps, and community leaders in the daylong session. UrbanPlan for Public Officials workshops help local decision makers  learn more about the fundamental forces that shape and affect the built environment and the important leadership roles that elected and appointed officials play in the real estate development process. Local District Councils like ULI MN facilitate the program with coordination and support from ULI National staff. … Read More

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Minnesota NAHRO Symposium: Nov. 14 or 17

The 2017 Minnesota NAHRO Redevelopment Symposium has a lot packed into one day! Delve into the nuts and bolts of redevelopment with Minnesota experts who will examine the importance,, value,, and procedures for redevelopment in communities, both big and small. Comprised of five sessions including: Attracting Redevelopment — The Importance of Local Leadership & Vision Getting the Deal Done — Financing Tools & Requirements Getting the Deal Done — Legal Nuts & Bolts for Redevelopment Putting the Redevelopment Puzzle Together Approved for 5 AICP CM credits Stay afterwards for our … Read More

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Minnesota Mayors Together Launches in Bemidji

On October 11-12, thirteen mayors, including five members of the Regional Council of Mayors, gathered in Bemidji, MN for the first of a series of conversations across the state. This initiative is aimed at breaking down the urban/rural divide by bringing Minnesota mayors together in conversation to build trust. Its purpose is to shift a negative culture, not to build a structure. CHECK OUT THE MAP!

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28th Annual CTS Transportation Research Conference on 11/2

The Center for Transportation Studies will host its 28th annual Transportation Research Conference on November 2nd at the Commons Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus. Check out the 2017 conference website: 28th Annual CTS Transportation Research Conference   About the Conference The annual conference convenes researchers and practitioners from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to highlight new learning, emerging ideas, and the latest innovations in transportation. Attendees will learn about research findings, implementation efforts, and engagement activities related to a variety of transportation topics. Registration and Cost Register online … Read More

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ULI Minnesota Recognized at Minneapolis Downtown Council Awards Gala as Part of Housing Options Coalition

At the 2017 Minneapolis Downtown Council’s 2017 awards gala on October 11th, the Housing Options Coalition (HOC) received one of five 2025 Plan Leadership Awards for its work lobbying at the state to reduce the risks to builders of constructing multifamily condo and townhome projects while still preserving the warranty rights of homeowners. ULI Minnesota’s Caren Dewar and Cathy Bennett were members of the HOC Task Force that led this charge, and ULI MN is honored that the Minneapolis Downtown Council chose to recognize this important work with a leadership award. … Read More

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Minnesota Conference on Architecture Nov. 14–17

Attend the single largest annual event in Minnesota for architects! Join AIA Minnesota for A’17 MN: The Minnesota Conference on Architecture November 14-17, 2017, Minneapolis Convention Center. The conference features many options for continuing education, internationally-recognized keynote speakers, several local tours and a lively exhibit hall. ULI members can register at the AIA Minnesota member rate. Register online before November 7 to receive the early bird discount! Learn more and register today! https://www.aia-mn.org/events/conference/

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OPENING 9/18! Local Government Innovation Awards 2017

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs announces a call for entries for its 11th annual Local Government Innovation Awards (LGIA) to recognize the creative and innovative ways that cities, counties, townships, schools and Native Nations (new in 2017) are serving Minnesotans. Through their history, the awards—hosted in partnership with the Bush Foundation—are credited with setting a ‘gold standard’ and helping to improve the way local government entities deliver services. The opening of the entry period is coming up on September, 18 and will run until October 6th. To learn more … Read More

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Ann Bancroft Foundation Young Professionals Networking Breakfast

ULI Minnesota encourages young professionals to attend the Ann Bancroft Foundation Networking Breakfast See below for details about the event from the Foundation. The blending of giving back to the community and career advancement is a natural combination; especially here in Minnesota. The Ann Bancroft Foundation invites Twin Cities professionals ages 22-35 to explore the power of philanthropy for donors and recipients, the importance of mentor relationships and how to integrate those two components into your career adventure. We will also share how the Ann Bancroft Foundation is beginning that education … Read More

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Jean Kane Named ULI Minnesota Chair AND One of MSP Region’s Ten Most Admired CEOs

ULI Minnesota Welcomes Jean Kane as Chair Jean Kane, CEO of Colliers International Minneapolis-St. Paul, is the new Chair of the ULI Minnesota District Council, which serves Urban Land Institute (ULI) members in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro and across Minnesota. ULI Minnesota is a trusted convener that supports the Regional Council of Mayors, Advisory Services, Product Councils and leadership development initiatives. Its mission is to engage public and private sector leaders to foster collaboration, share knowledge, and join in meaningful strategic action. As ULI Minnesota Chair, Kane will serve on … Read More

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