The next EDC Business Forum is scheduled for Thursday, June 18, from 11:30 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., at Hope Community Church – 704 11th Ave. S. Special note: Hope Community Church owns two church buildings and will be hosting the forum in the lower level of their East building, which is on the corner of 7th Street and 11th Avenue. Hope purchased this church building from Augustana Lutheran Church and recently invested several million dollars updating the building to its present state.
The title of this month’s event is, “The Commons Design and Implementation.” The cost to attend the forum is just $20. Attendees can pay by cash or check at the door. Please RSVP for the event by sending an email to [email protected] by no later than noon on Monday, June 15.
The June business forum will focus on the newly revealed design of the Downtown East Commons and how the completion of the project will take place over the next two years. The Commons is a centrally located amenity that has the potential to
dramatically change the public realm experience in East Downtown. Peter Brown, consultant for the Commons project will be presenting.
- Welcome Paul Mellblom, President EDC (5 Minutes)
- EDC Member Update, Christie Rock Hangte, EDC Executive Coordinator (5 Minutes)
- Membership Introductions, Dan Collison, EDC Executive Director (5 Minutes)
- Ryan Companies Downtown East Mixed Use Development Update, Tony Barranco, VP Development for Ryan Companies. (5 Minutes)
- Feature Presentation by Peter Hendee Brown, Consultant (30 Minutes)
- Q & A Moderated by Dan Collison (10 Minutes)
Peter Brown, Consultant
Peter Hendee Brown is an architect, planner, and urban development consultant based in the Twin Cities. He teaches private sector real estate development at the University of Minnesota and is the author of How Real Estate Developers Think: Design, Profits, and Community and America’s Waterfront Revival: Port Authorities and Urban Redevelopment. Before moving to Minneapolis in 2003, he lived for seventeen years in Philadelphia, where he practiced architecture and worked in Philadelphia city government, serving in the administration of Mayor Edward G. Rendell.