The Minneapolis Downtown Council’s Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan is a planning vehicle to help leaders and citizens build on Downtown’s assets and guide its development in ways that reflect the community’s aspirations for a Downtown Minneapolis that is thriving, livable, green, connected, exciting and welcoming in the decades ahead.
The mission of the Downtown Development Committee is to focus on goals around downtown population and business growth (including retail), and connections to the University of Minnesota. The two business organizations collaborating together on East Town Development are the Minneapolis Downtown Council-Downtown Improvement District and the East Town Business Partnership.
Three priorities: 1. Be the champions for East Downtown. 2. Define how to get development happening. 3. Create a compelling vision.
- Study and recommend best practices for holistic and sustainable 21st century urbanism in regards to development, public realm, and place making initiatives.
- Interact with and advocate for current high priority projects in the district.
- Cast vision for new development projects on strategically important land parcels.
- Planning and Design (Physical frame)
- Policy and Governance (Regulatory frame)
- Cost and Funding (Financial frame)
- Projects and Critical Path (Implementation frame)
- Narrative and Recruitment (Marketing frame)
Stakeholders at the table:
- Leadership from all key sectors (development, civic, architectural design, business recruitment, land owners, financial, etc)
Levels of Engagement:
- Small Working Group, Listening Sessions, Workshops, Open Houses, Placemaking Residencies
Research development assets, set annual objectives, and track progress and interconnectivity to other 2025 committees and working groups for the following built environment perspectives:
- Equity and accessibility
- Green Infrastructure and Riverfront
- DID/Crime and Safety
- Placemaking and Programming
- Public Policy (Development standards, incentives, “master development area”)
For more information, please visit the East Town Development Website.