The 2020 Partners is a public/private partnership that has a membership that now exceeds 300 local stakeholders.
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.
At its May 27, 2014 meeting, the 2020 Partners membership unanimously adopted a resolution supporting Southwest Light Rail Transit.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.