4:00 – 4:30 Attendee registration
4:30 – 5:45 Forum
5:45 – 6:45 Reception (Appetizers by AIA Minneapolis. Cash bar)
Please join us and to hear about my vision for the city of Minneapolis. In the event that you can't join, I've included a few thoughts on the topics that planned to be discussed here.
1. Density and Transit
Neither density, nor transit can be viewed in a vacuum. We must keep in mind the wisdom of a well-known saying; "everything connects to everything else." In that regard, I plan to lead collaboration on a broad regional plan that encourages more compact, interconnected neighborhoods, while preserving open space, and provides more transit and housing choices.
2. Diversity of housing choices.
To achieve the goal of more compact, interconnected neighborhoods we must broaden our housing choices, across multiple price points. Sustainable and green housing need not be "luxury" housing. Luxury housing is not scalable. We should build with a particular emphasis on increasing the supply of housing that is both affordable to the workforce and close to transit and employment centers.
3. Sustainable building design
Sustainable building design is an essential part of a broader sustainable regional plan. Designing our buildings for the needs of the present and the needs of the future is a delicate balance. There are intelligent people, many who will be in the audience at this forum, whose advice I would solicit to guide my thoughts on this topic.
4. Historic preservation and development.
Sadly, Minneapolis has lost so many valuable structures that would add so much character to the city, if they were still around today. Gateway park and the old street car tracks, just to name a couple of them. Again, I stress the critical importance of having a broad regional plan. Historic preservation will be included in this plan. In fact, having a plan ensures that we do not lose what we still have.
Thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing you at this event.
275 Market St
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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