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
APA MN invites you to 2017 APA MN State Planners Conference Between the email blasts, and the Planning Minnesota newsletter, you have probably seen a great deal of info about the APA MN State Planners Conference Sept. 27-29 in Mankato, at the Verizon Center. And finally, conference registration is open. We are pleased to be offering a diverse array of sessions, speed sessions, mobile tours, and events. Our Keynote Speaker will be David Schultz from Hamline University. Finally, you will have an opportunity to meet the chapter Award winners for … Read More
In the second half of the 20th century, walkable and mixed-use “streetcar suburbs” were increasingly overshadowed and sometimes replaced by suburbs that were primarily auto-dominated. In the early 21st century, this trend has come into question, and communities of all kinds in the Twin Cities metro are attempting a revival of walkable, mixed-use suburban development. Whether it is a town center built from scratch, a repurposed shopping mall, or the expansion of a historic main street, these developments represent a departure from the suburban development patterns of past decades. To … Read More
On July 18th, ULI Minnesota / Regional Council of Mayors held the 9th Annual Housing Summit featuring a keynote address from Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing in which she discussed the Center’s recent report, Home in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand. The study draws on national data to discern the impact immigrants are having on housing demand across the country with a deep-dive on five major metropolitan areas, including the MSP region. Among the tools used was a new interactive map developed by … Read More
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
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
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 email@example.com to receive a discount code to use when registering.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-563-8923.
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
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.