View events by week, month or agenda which lists events in chronological order.

Have an event you would like publicized? E-mail ETBP with details (title, date, time, location) to be considered this calendar.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

October 17 Business Forum at the Aloft Hotel

October 17, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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


October 17, 2013
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


East Downtown Council
View Organizer Website


Aloft Hotel
900 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
+ Google Map