On Tuesday, city leaders appeared at the state Capitol to ask lawmakers to set aside $20 million in bonding money to help build a music venue that’s key to the city’s plans for the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment project.
From Kmart shoppers’ reactions to the city’s redevelopment plans, here’s what you should know about the agreement — and why it’s happening now.
Minneapolis City Council Member Phillipe Cunningham has faced push back from other council members over his idea to provide a stipend to the 17 members of the advisory committee working on the $200 million Upper Harbor Terminal project.
Members of the citizen-led group want to have more time to discuss design aspects of the project — including a first-of-its-kind amphitheater — and how they will affect the city’s north side.
The City Council wants to help local entrepreneurs thrive in Minneapolis’ most diverse neighborhoods. Less clear is how the efforts from the city will actually spur economic growth while keeping neighborhoods affordable.
Six candidates have filed for the Ward 6 seat formerly occupied by longtime Council Member Dan Bostrom.
City Council President Lisa Bender and Council Member Jeremiah Ellison are writing new language based on feedback from landlords, renters and colleagues that followed the release of draft ordinances.
On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council will vote on a massive plan to turn 48 acres of riverfront land into housing, businesses and an outdoor performance venue.
We explore the benefits and challenges of the mixed-use development approach.
Key to the debate around the city’s proposed comprehensive plan is this: Who, or what areas, should absorb the brunt of growth to help Minneapolis reach its goals around housing, transportation and employment?
Today, it’s not just cranes hovering over longtime Northeast residents — but increased costs. Between 2000 and 2015, the median home value in the area increased an average of 45 percent, while rents rose an average of 13 percent.
Edina developers want vertical density. Some residents don’t.
The hope is that, with the scorecard, both developers and residents can better understand at a glance what people community members want.
The Depot not only became the centerpiece of a successful development, it helped transform a neighborhood and create a crucial connection between downtown and the Mississippi Riverfront.
Portland developer Kevin Cavenaugh doesn’t build a lot of traditional buildings. What he is known for —and what he came to Minneapolis to talk about — is building smaller.
The committee vote wasn’t unexpected. Neighborhood opponents had made similar arguments at the Planning Commission Jan 22 — and met with a similar lack of success.
It isn’t very often that the Minneapolis Planning Commission rejects a developer’s request for a variance from the zoning code. It is even more rare that it does so over the recommendation of city planners.
A woonerf is supposed to be a mixed-use throughway that is shared by cars, bicyclists and pedestrians. But Minneapolis’ first version of these “living streets” is devoted, mostly, to cars.
Kelly Doran’s knack for reading markets and industry trends ultimately led him to walk away from retail.
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