East Downtown Council
October 17, Business Forum
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Aloft Hotel – 900 Washington Avenue S.
“From flat parking lots to meaningful density: The New Face of Community Planning and Economic Development for Minneapolis and Downtown East”
Mayor Rybak and the City of Minneapolis CPED Department leaders (Jeremy Willis, Director of CPED, Kjersti Monson, Director of Long Range Planning, Beth Elliott, Principal City Planner, discussing the new parking lot study) discuss their emerging leadership model and the most pressing development opportunities in the East Downtown District.
11:30 a.m. to Noon – Registration and Lunch
Noon – Welcome
5 Minutes by Dan Collison, President EDC
12: 05 p.m. – Mayoral Update on East Downtown Development
15 Minutes, Mayor Rybak
12:25 p.m. – CPED “Who we are today”
5 Minute Overview by Jeremy Willis, Director of CPED: “Mission and Values, Organizational Structure, Goals and Business Plan, Program and Services”
12:30 p.m. – “The new component: Long Range Planning”
10 Minute Introduction by Kjersti Monson, Director of Long Range Planning:
- What was the impetus for this new role?
- What is the immediate scope of the role?
- How will this help shape future development in East Downtown?
12:40 p.m. – “The great opportunity: Parking lots”
20 Minute presentation by Beth Elliott, Principe City Planner:
- Parking lot study
- Public Realm Committee and new park
- Real Estate Development Initiative
1:00 p.m. “Q & A”
5 Minutes by all