Executive Director’s Report (9.19.18)
At its January 15, 2013 meeting, the 2020 Partners membership unanimously adopted a statement in support of Target Center improvements. This statement was forwarded to involved parties including Minneapolis Mayor Rybak, Minneapolis City Council Members, Target Center Implementation Committee members, and the Timberwolves.
At its September 21, 2011 meeting, the 2020 Partners membership unanimously adopted a statement supporting a new downtown Minneapolis stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.
The 2020 Partners is a public/private partnership that has a membership that now exceeds 300 local stakeholders.
Groundwork worked with Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and his staff to create print and visual presentations to support his leadership and advocacy for the development of a new Transportation Interchange in Minneapolis.
Groundwork, working with VJAA, created this comprehensive integrated approach to city building. The goal of the area approach was to stimulate discussion around new or alternate development ideas and methods, and illustrate the interrelationship of physical features and systems when working at a neighborhood scale. All the information presented builds on existing plans and proposals created by the City, County and private developers. The design analysis reflects a desire to move from the abstract world of policy and ideas to more concrete design concepts, using the vocabulary of design to analyze and illustrate proposed ideas so decision makers can make informed decisions.
A presentation created for 2020 Partners as a tool to advocate for strategic city building projects, specifically Southwest Light Rail Transit, mixed use development and critical physical connections.
Hennepin County Board of Commissioners created the Design Advisory Group (DAG 360). The group was charged with engaging the broader community, soliciting public input and making recommendations for the integrated development of the ballpark its environs, and developing guidelines to realize that vision. This report, created by Groundwork in collaboration with Mark Oyaas and Charles Leer, lays the foundation for city building by establishing guidelines for the development of a ballpark neighborhood in the North Loop, defining the building blocks necessary to support the guidelines, and outlining the next steps for further developing and realizing what could be.
This study, prepared by VJAA Architects (Jennifer Yost) and Groundwork (Mary deLaittre), highlights three strategic areas within the neighborhood and considers how each may be developed in ways that promote connections between and among key resources and enhance city building.
Review of the North Loop Gateway Project by Timothy Bildsoe (4.18.18)
As part of the above-mentioned work plan, internationally acclaimed architecture firm, VJAA (14), created a proposal that unifies a very complex urban area. The plan ties together disparate pieces on three levels, creating a dynamic environment from the ground, on street level and in the air!
At its May 27, 2014 meeting, the 2020 Partners membership unanimously adopted a resolution supporting Southwest Light Rail Transit.
Presented by Tim Griffin, CURA at the 6.20.18 Steering Committee meeting.
(5.16.18) Presented by David Frank (City of Minneapolis) to the 2020 Steering Committee.
(4.18.18) Presented by Tim Bildsoe on behalf of NLNA
(4.18.18) Presented by Tim Bildsoe on behalf of NLNA
(4.18.18) Presented by Lisa Austin (MN Department of Transportation and Mark Read (City of Minneapolis) to the 2020 Steering Committee.
(3.21.18) Placemaking presentation made by Max Musicant of the Musicant Group.
(3.21.18) Presentation on the new North Loop Sentry system by Scott Schmidt, MPS.
(3.21.18) Presented to the 2020 Partners by Chelsea Falzone of the Minnesota Twins.
(2.13.18) HTT Leaders Joan Verderbruggen and Michael Nerenhausen report on the community engagement, placemaking and economic impact of the Minneapolis Theatre District.
(2.13.18) Neeraj Mehta presented findings of decades of data on “gentrification” effects in Minneapolis.
(1.23.18) CURA’s Jeff Matson provided a housing affordability snapshot of the Harrison, Sumner-Glenwood and North Loop neighborhoods.
(1.23.18) Maureen Michalski, of Schafer Richardson, provided a progress report on the renovation project.
2015-11-17: Carl Runck, Director of Real Estate Development, and Tony Barranco, Vice President of Development, Ryan Companies US, Inc. provided an update on 100 Hennepin, a new mixed-use development.
2015-09-22: Beth Elliott, Principal Planner, Minneapolis CPED, and Jeff Handeland, City Street Design Supervisor, Minneapolis Public Works, gave a presentation on the reconstruction of Sixth Avenue North from Fifth Street North to just beyond Washington Avenue.
2017-01-24: Gordy Stofer, Vice President of Office Development for United Properties, gave an update on UP’s new project in the North Loop.
2017.07.19: Presented to the 2020 Partners Annual Meeting.
2017-05-23: Mike Gordon, Associate AIA with AWH Architects, an architecture and historic preservation form, discussed several projects that AWH as worked on in the North Loop.
2017-09-26-Presentation from CenterPoint, Xcel and City of Minneapolis.
Considering District Energy Integrated with the Community Municipal Solid Waste Power Generation Plant: North Loop Development [pdf]
2015-09-22: Ehsan Dehbashi, Principal, Energy & Infrastructure Group, HGA Architects & Engineers, gave a presentation to The 2020 Partners that he had previously presented at an International District Energy Association conference in Boston.
2016-01-26: Eric Laska and Denise Holt, Co-founders of Downtown Families Minneapolis, presented on Creating A Family-Friendly Downtown Minneapolis.
2017-05-23: Executive Director Dan Collison’s Report to at Membership meeting.
2016-01-26: Neil Reardon, UrbanWorks Architecture, along with project partners Jon Commers, Donjek, and Daniel Bonilla, City of Minneapolis, CPED, gave a presentation on the Future of the Minneapolis Lyndale Farmers Market.
2017-07-27: Presentation made by Dan Collison to the Glenwood Avenue Convening.
2017-07-27: Dan Collison made this presentation to the Glenwood Avenue Convening.
2017-08-21: Presentation made by Dan Collison to Glenwood Avenue Convening.
2017-09-26: Ryan Kronzer-MetroTransit update on the build-out of the Royalston Station and construction schedule.
2017-05-23: Tom Hayes, MS, Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing, HCMC, presented on its newest clinic that opened in the North Loop in April 2017.
2015-07-28: Marilyn Porter, Director, and Pierce Canser, Associate Planner, Engineering and Facilities, Metro Transit, gave an update on the Heywood Campus Master Plan. It includes two projects: Heywood II (garage and maintenance facility) and Metro Transit Police Station.
2016-11-29: Project Managers Cathy Nordin and Robert Rimstad provided an update on two Metro Transit projects: police building and bus garage.
2015-01-27: Bob Pfefferle, Director at Hines, presented several images of its new development, T3, on Fifth Street and Third Avenue North, across the street from Target Field.
2016-09-27: Marilyn Porter, Director of Metro Transit, reported on its being named 2016 Transit System of the Year by the American Public Transportation Association and a celebration held at Target Field Station.
2016-03-22: Marilyn Porter, Director, and Pierce Canser, Associate Planner, Metro Transit, provided an update on the Proposed Police Facility and Heywood II Garage Design Activities.
2017-08-16: Presentation made to Steering Committee meeting by representatives of the City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy.
2017-08-16: Presentation made to Steering Committee by Ben Shardlow.
2017-09-26-Ben Shardlow presentation regarding the Greening project.
2015-11-17: Dan Kenney, Executive Director, Minnesota Ballpark Authority, provided some background on MBA and showed many of the ways MBA and its various partners have improved the landscape around Target Field.
2017-01-24: Dave Aeikens, Communications and Engagement, MnDOT Metro District Public Affairs, and Marcell Walker, Project Manager for the 2017-2018 I-94 Resurfacing and Bridge Project, reported on this project which greatly impacts the Farmers Market area.
2015-09-30: Mary deLaittre, Principal, Groundwork, presented a strategy for thinking about what 2020 Partners can do moving forward. She was joined by Chuck Leer, Chair of The 2020 Partners.
2017-05-23: Mark Huting, NLNA Board Member, presented on completed and proposed Green Projects and Goals. Tim Bildsoe, NLNA President, reported on the work of NLNA subcommittees.
2016-07-26: Josh Brandsted, Greco, and Joanne Kaufman, Warehouse District Business Association, presented on residents’ and business owners’ parking concerns in the North Loop.
2017.07.19: Presented to the 2020 Partners Annual Meeting by Forrest Hardy, City of Minneapolis.
2015-09-30: We learned about organic recycling, anaerobic digestion, and district energy. Presenters were Carl Michaud, Director, Hennepin County Environmental Services Department; Rick Rud, Business Manager, Covanta; and John Jaimez, Organics Recycling Specialist, Hennepin County.
2017-09-26-Tim Drew presentation on security and closure changes in the ramps.
2016-09-27: Dave Albersman, Chair of the Task Force and currently with Kimley Horn, showed some interesting slides from a presentation originally created several years ago by Albersman & Armstrong.
2016-11-29: Dave Albersman, Chair of the Parking Task Force, and other Task Force members provided an update.
2016-03-22: After announcing that the City Council approved the design and bonding for improvements at Target Center on March 18, Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager, Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, showed several renderings of the proposed exterior of the building.
2016-05-24: Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, provided an update on renovations at Target Center.
2016-09-27: Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, gave a progress update on its renovation project.
2016-11-29: Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, showed some great photos of improvements and additions to the interior of Target Center.
2015-11-17: Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, presented an update on Target Center improvements.
2017-03-28: Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager, Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, provided an update on improvements at Target Center.
2017-07-19: Update presented to the 2020 Partners Annual Meeting by Timberwolves rep Brian Kimmes.
2017-03-28: Chelsey Falzone, Ballpark Operations Assistant with the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, provided a recap and showed some great photos of 2016 events, and gave an update on what to expect in 2017.
2016-03-22: Chelsey Falzone, Ballpark Operations Assistant with the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, gave an update on programming at Target Field Station, beginning with a review of events held in 2015 and concluding with some of the planned events for 2016.
2015-07-28: Chelsey Falzone, Ballpark Operations Assistant, Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, manages the Master Calendar for scheduling events at Target Field Station. She presented a very positive mid-season report.
2015-03-24: Chelsey Falzone, Ballpark Operations Assistant, Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, gave a presentation on programming at Target Field Station. Ms. Falzone maintains the Master Calendar for TFS. If you are interested in holding an event or have other questions, please contact her at email@example.com or 612-659-3669.
2017.07.19: Presented to the 2020 Partners Annual Meeting by Neil Reardon.
2015-03-24: This is the digital version of a West Loop presentation given at The 2020 Partners. (Due to its size we had to split it into two parts for posting on the website.) For additional information please contact Devon Lundy, Architect, 612.455.3109; or Neil Reardon Assoc. AIA, 612.455.3113, both with UrbanWorks Architecture LLC.
2015-03-24: West Loop presentation, part two.
2017-09-26-Brian Kimmes update on the construction project.
2017-07-19: Joni Bonnell presented to the 2020 Partners Membership at the Annual Meeting.
2015-09-30: Pat Nelson, Manager of the Nicollet Mall Farmers Market, provided some photographs of the Minneapolis Farmers Market dating back 100 years.
A United Nations report outlining the benefits of district heating and its important role in addressing climate change. This report is relevant to 2020 Partners as HERC is the energy source and has planned a system for district heating and cooling in the surrounding neighborhood!
- Letter of Support for Heywood II Garage – July 16, 2018
- 2020 Partners Letter to MNDOT About North Loop Pedestrian Bridge Safety Upgrades-JUNE 2018 – June, 2018
- 2020 Partners Letter of Support to FTA for Target Field Station – March, 2018
- Bus Garage Letter of Support – September, 2017
- 2020 Partners Letter of Support for DID 2018 Budget – July 17, 2017
- 2020 Partners_State_Letter_on_Transit_2017-05-172020 Partners_State_Letter_on_Transit_Final_2017-04-19Letter to U.S. Department of Transportation in Support of Transit Funding – April 19, 2017
- Letter to State Legislative Leaders in Support of Transit Funding – April 19, 2017
- Resolution of Appreciation presented to Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin – March 28, 2017
- Letter to Governor Dayton in Support of SWLRT – August 24, 2016
- Letter in Support of Special Session/Transit Funding – June 23, 2016
- Letter in Support of Transit Funding – February 28, 2016
- Letter in Support of Target Center Revitalization – March 7, 2016
- Resolution of Support for Major League Soccer with Cover Letter
- Statement in Support of Minnesota United FC (Steering Committee)
- Resolution of Support for Southwest LRT
- Target Center Revitalization Support
- Soccer Stadium Support
- Gov Dayton-Transit tax
- Letter to HPC
- HERC Support
- High Speed Rail
- HPC Boundary
- Vikings Stadium Support
- Target Center Support
- Glenwood Corridor Report-Tim Griffin 6.20.18
- Video Introducing Redeemer Center for Life-Pastor Kelly Chatman
- Glenwood Avenue Convening presentation to Steering Committee 12.20.17
- Harrison-Heritage Park-North Loop Presentation-12.18.17
- Glenwood Avenue Convening presentation-Tim Griffin 12.18.17
- Glenwood Avenue Convening presentation to Steering Committee 8.21.17
- Glenwood Avenue Convening Meeting Minutes 8.21.17
- Glenwood Avenue Convening presentation to Membership 7.27.17
- Glenwood Avenue Convening Meeting Minutes 7.27.17
NOTE: Executive Director’s Reports made before 1.1.18 can be found under the Presentations tab of the Resources section.
- Executive Director’s Report (11.14.18)
- Executive Director’s Report (10.17.18)
- Executive Director’s Report (9.19.18)
- Executive Director’s Report (8.15.18)
- Executive Director’s Report (7.18.18)
- Executive Director’s Report (6.20.18)
- Executive Director’s Report (5.16.18)
- Executive Director Report (4.18.18)
- Executive Director Report (3.21.18)
- Executive Director’s Report (2.13.18)
- Executive Director’s Report (1.23.18)