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Three Things the Twin Cities Would Do if it Really Wanted an Amazon HQ

By now you’ve all seen the news about the amazing Amazon HQ. 50,000 high-paying jobs landing in some North American city is basically the mega-fantasy of every economic-development-person slash tax-base-loving-politician in the country. And the Twin Cities is among them. Cue the Amazon takes: Governor Dayton, cautiously optimistic; Chris Coleman, running for governor, releasing a […]

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The Developing Thrivent Building Story

As of right now, Thrivent Financial owns a collection of surface parking lots and one uniquely shaped 18-story tower in Downtown Minneapolis. For what seems like ages, their tower loomed over a vacant corridor of the city where even surface parking was off limits, contracted only to the employees of Thrivent Financial. But following the […]

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Unpacking Raymond Dehn’s Housing Platform

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn recently released a position paper on affordable housing. It’s by far the most detailed housing policy paper any mayoral candidate has released to date. From a high level perspective, here are a few of the key points: Affordable Housing Trust Fund Priority #1 for Dehn is increasing funding to the […]

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Upper Harbor Terminal (Mpls) Tour, Workshop, & Dinner

Join us on a tour and community workshop to inform a plan for the Upper Harbor Terminal: a site along the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis.

The site is now industrial, but the City and Park Board, along with a development team that includes First Avenue Productions, THOR Development and United Properties, is creating a redevelopment plan that includes a new park and private redevelopment.

We need your voice to help inform the plan.

Come to whichever date/location that works for you, and bring friends and family. Join us for a bus tour of the Upper Harbor Terminal site, and stay for a community workshop with conversation, activities and dinner.

Learn about the planning process, background, what people have said so far, and talk with neighbors about your ideas. Representatives from the City/Park Board and Development Team will also be on hand to answer your questions.

The Upper Harbor Terminal is a 48+ acre site along the Mississippi River. In the coming months, the City, Park Board and Development team will be working to create a master plan for redeveloping the Upper Harbor Terminal Site into a place that has a new public park and private development with a variety of input.

At JXTA, youth apprentices have been studying this site for almost two years. The Upper Harbor Terminal is important because of its unique location and the opportunities that can grow from it. Currently, North Minneapolis has no river hotspots where locals can go for events, fun, and connection to the river. This space can foster this and create a hub of economic and cultural growth.

We feel it is important for Northsiders to be a part of the process: to say what we think is important and what we want to see in this new development. We invite you to talk with us at JXTA about your thoughts and vision.

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Seems Worth Thinking About This Expo 2023 Thing

Earlier this year, Minnesota was chosen as one of three finalists in the bidding to host Expo 2023. Every five years, some city hosts a World’s Fair, and sometime in between those five year events is a smaller expo. That’s what Minnesota is bidding to host. The other finalists are Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Łódź, […]

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Upper Harbor Terminal (Mpls) Tour, Workshop, & Dinner

Join us on a tour and community workshop to help inform a plan for the Upper Harbor Terminal: a site along the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis.

The site is now industrial, but the City and Park Board, along with a development team that includes First Avenue Productions, THOR Development and United Properties, is creating a redevelopment plan that includes a new park and private redevelopment.

We need your voice to help shape the plan.

Come to whichever date/location that works for you, and bring friends and family. Join us for a bus tour of the Upper Harbor Terminal site, and stay for a community workshop with conversation, activities and dinner.

Learn about the planning process, background, what people have said so far, and talk with neighbors about what you want to see. Representatives from the City/Park Board and Development Team will also be on hand to answer your questions.

The Upper Harbor Terminal is a 48+ acre site along the Mississippi River. In the coming months, the City, Park Board and Development team will be working to create a master plan for redeveloping the Upper Harbor Terminal Site into a place that has a new public park and private development with a variety of input.

At JXTA, youth apprentices have been studying this site for almost two years. The Upper Harbor Terminal is important because of its unique location and the opportunities that can grow from it. Currently, North Minneapolis has no river hotspots where locals can go for events, fun, and connection to the river. This space can foster this and create a hub of economic and cultural growth.

We feel it is important for Northsiders to be a part of the process: to say what we think is important and what we want to see in this new development. We invite you to talk with us at JXTA about your thoughts and vision.

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Chart of the Day: Visualizing Our Backlog of Home Building

Many people have observed on this site and others that we’re not building enough housing in the United States, and that this has a significant impact on affordability. Housing lasts for a long time if properly looked after, so if the population and people’s household arrangements don’t change, we don’t need to build much housing. Neither […]

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Podcast #103: Minneapolis Ward 7 with Janne Flisrand

The podcast this week is a conversation with Janne Flisrand. In addition to being a housing policy consultant and the vice-chair of streets.mn, Janne Flisrand is running for City Council in Minneapolis’ Ward 7, a neighborhood around uptown, Lake of the Isles, downtown, Loring Park, and Bryn Mawr. We sat down the other day to […]

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Pseudo-Public Spaces

Recently, The Guardian made waves with a story on the spread of “pseudo-public spaces” in London. Pseudo-public spaces appear to be typical public spaces such as parks and plazas, but are privately owned and subject to (often secret) rules that are enforced by private security. Some of London’s most prominent landmarks are surrounded by corporate-owned plazas […]

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CLIC Recommended Capital Budget Falls Short on Pedestrian Safety

As another marathon CLIC (Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee) session wraps up, I thought it’d be valuable to share some of the projects that came up through the process and were proposed for funding or not, and what that decision process looked like. I recommend reading this blog post to familiarize yourself with the CLIC process […]

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