2017-03-28: Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager, Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, provided an update on improvements at Target Center.
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.
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.
2017-01-24: 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.
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.
2016-11-29: Project Managers Cathy Nordin and Robert Rimstad provided an update on two Metro Transit projects: police building and bus garage.
2016-11-29: Dave Albersman, Chair of the Parking Task Force, and other Task Force members provided an update.
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.
2016-09-27: Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, gave a progress update on its renovation project.
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.
2016-07-26: Josh Brandsted, Greco, and Joanne Kaufman, Warehouse District Business Association, presented on residents' and business owners' parking concerns in the North Loop.
2016-05-24: Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, provided an update on renovations at Target Center.
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.
2016-03-22: Marilyn Porter, Director, and Pierce Canser, Associate Planner, Metro Transit, provided an update on the Proposed Police Facility and Heywood II Garage Design Activities.
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.
2016-01-26: Eric Laska and Denise Holt, Co-founders of Downtown Families Minneapolis, presented on Creating A Family-Friendly Downtown Minneapolis.
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.
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.
2015-11-17: 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.
2015-11-17: Brian Kimmes, Facilities Project Manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves | Lynx, presented an update on Target Center improvements.
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.
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.
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.
2015-07-28: 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-659-3669.
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.
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.
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.
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!
2014-05-27: Mike Christenson, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, gave a compelling presentation on the importance of SWLRT to the workforce, specifically relating to students at MCTC.
2014-03-25: Gene Tierney, Vice President at Northco, introduced us to a new concept promoting a car-free life. The website isn't live yet, but watch for it: www.carfreelife.org.
2014-03-25: Maureen Michalski, Senior Project Manager with Schafer Richardson, brought us up to speed on several recent Schafer Richardson development projects in the North Loop.
2014-03-25: Al Swintek, Local Government Relations, CenterPoint Energy, alerted us to a multi-year project to upgrade and rehabilitate approximately 61 miles of CenterPoint's system starting this spring.
2014-03-25: Katie Walker, Senior Administrative Manager, Southwest LRT Community works, gave us an update on the Royalston LRT station, and announced the creation of a new website: http://www.swlrtcommunityworks.org/.
2013-11-19: Neil Reardon and Devon Lundy presented UrbanWorks' vision for the West Loop. They provided this Pre-Project Summary for posting on our website.
2013-11-19: Jeremy Hanson Willis, Executive Director of the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development for the City of Minneapolis, gave an overview of the agreement with the Timberwolves | Lynx and AEG for Target Center Renovations.
Dan Kenney, Executive Director of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, announced the three artists selected for the Public Art Project. Congratulations to Craig David, Brad Kaspari, and Zoran Mojsilov and Igor Fridman.
2013-05-21: Andy Leith, Hennepin County Environmental Services, and Michael Ahern, Ever-Green Energy, gave a presentation on District Energy.
2013-05-21: Grady Hamilton, Trammell Crow, announced that Junction Flats broke ground in early May. Aaron Roseth of ESG Architects presented some renderings of the project.
2013-05-21: Stephanie Shimp, Co-Owner of Blue Plate Restaurant Company, updated us on progress of Loose-Wiles Freehouse. The restaurant will opened September 24, 2013.
2013-05-21: Dan Kenney, Executive Director of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, showed renderings of three potential public art locations at The Interchange.
2013-05-21: Katie Walker, Senior Administrative Manager, Transit and Southwest LRT Community Works, gave a presentation on the Transitional Station Area Action Plan for the Royalston Station.
2013-03-19: Karen Rosar requested that the Steering Committee review the North Loop Neighborhood Association's Park Scoping Study, post it on its website, and consider adding some representatives from The 2020 Partners member base to the Steering Committee.
2013-03-19: Carl Michaud, Director of Hennepin County Environmental Services, gave an update on Hennepin Energy Resource Company's request for approval to burn trash at its maximum capacity. Mr. Michaud's presentation to The 2010 Partners on February 9, 2010, is included as background information.
2013-03-19: Mr. Michaud provided more current information in the form of a "HERC Tour" presentation dated November 30, 2012.
2013-03-19: Mr. Michaud also provided a presentation that he thought might be of interest to 2020 Partners. This presentation was made to the Hennepin County Board on March 14, 2013: Progress Implementing the Solid Waste Management Plan.
2013-03-19: Tony Barranco, Vice President Retail Development, Ryan Companies, gave an update on progress at 222 Hennepin Apartments/Whole Foods Market.
2013-01-15: Dave Albersman and Don Armstrong, Albersman and Armstrong, along with Mark Oyaas, Neerland & Oyaas, Inc., presented Another Look at a Farmers Market Master Plan.
The video and audio segments of the presentation are not included in this PDF, which has been modified from what was presented at the meeting on January 15. If you are interested in seeing the entire presentation, please contact Dave Albersman, 612-349-2778.
2013-01-15: George Fantauzza of the Interchange Project Office gave an overview on the progress of the Interchange.
2013-10-23: Katie Walker, Senior Administrative Manager, Southwest LRT Community Works, gave a presentation on Transitional Station Area Action Plans.
2013-10-23: Christine Beckwith, Deputy Project Director-Metro Transit, Central Corridor Project Office, presented a Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) Construction Update.
Note: Due to the large file size, several pages were removed to optimize the document for uploading. The entire presentation, broken down into three parts, can be found in Archives: Minutes.
2012-03-20: Dave Albersman of Albersman and Armstrong, and Mark Oyaas of Neerland & Oyaas continued the stadium metrics discussion with "Square Pegs & Round Holes."
2012-03-20: Sarah Harris, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, talked about the key elements of the Downtown 2025 Plan.
2012-03-20: Nick Koch, HGA, led us through a presentation by the Urban Land Instituted generated as a response to the collapse of the 35W bridge.
2012-03-20: Chuck Ballentine, Interchange Project Office, briefed us on developments with the Interchange, outlining progress made to date, and goals for 2013 and 2014.
2012-02-17: At its first "brown bag" seminar to explore and discuss stadium metrics—held at the Minnesota Ballpark Authority’s Tour Theatre—Kobi Bradley from Populous did a presentation showing how the design principles identified by DAG-360 were incorporated into Target Field.
2011-11-15: Chuck Ballentine of the Interchange Project Office briefed the members at their meeting.
2011-11-15: Chuck Leer, North First Ventures, and Trace Jacques, ESG, presented a proposal for a Vikings Stadium on the Farmers Market site.
2011-11-15: Mic Johnson, AECOM, presented a proposal for a Vikings Stadium on the Linden Avenue site.
2011-09-25: Chuck Ballentine of the Interchange Project Office briefed the members at their meeting.
2011-04-19: Ted Johnson, Minnesota Timberwolves, gave a brief presentation on the proposed Target Center improvements at the April 19, 2011 special meeting of the 2020 Partners.
2011-04-19: A special meeting of the 2020 Partners was held for the primary purpose of discussing a Market District Vikings Stadium. The first presentation on this topic dealt with the development history of 2010 Partners, which evolved into 2020 Partners. Presenters included Mark Oyaas, Neerland & Oyaas; Nick Koch, HGA; and Chuck Leer, North First Ventures, LLC. The second presentation was by Beth Elliott, Principal City Planner with the City of Minneapolis. She presented the Small Area Plan as it pertains to the Lower North Loop. Additional presentations were made by David Frank, North Loop Neighborhood Association, and Steve Poppen, Minnesota Vikings.
2011-03-15: Chuck Ballentine of the Interchange Project gave an overview of the results of the Design Workshop held at the Central Library on January 5-6.