April 2019

Found 3 blog entries for April 2019.

The City of Minneapolis Downtown Continues to Grow and ExpandAccording to all pertinent statistics, downtown Minneapolis continues to grow - in a healthy way. Since 2006, the population has increased 56 percent; more than 205,000 employees fill downtown jobs. Last year, the city welcomed 33 million business and leisure visitors, for a total of 2,301,040 hotel room nights occupied.

A whopping 80.7 million rides were recorded by Metro Transit, with another 53.3 million rides recorded on city buses. Expansion is planned for both light rail and bus routes. Nearly 40 percent of the city's office space is within the central business district, and nearly 460,000 square feet of Class A office space was absorbed in 2018 alone. For the seventh straight year, the value of building permits topped $1 billion.

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he City of Minneapolis is a Green Leader in Environmental DevelopmentMinneapolis scores high on the list of top-ranking environmentally friendly cities in the U.S., capturing sixth place on a list compiled by CommercialCafe. But, what exactly does that entail, and what does it say about future development?

More than half the world's population had migrated to cities by the year 2007, a turning point in world history. By 2030, based on United Nations estimates, two-thirds of the world will call a city home. Cities are, by their very nature, energy hogs. The need to supply apartment dwellers and office workers with their future needs involves new kinds of energy and services at all levels. Electricity and water consumption, of course, are the first to come to mind, but transportation, waste removal, building and

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Downtown Minneapolis Dayton Store Renovation UpdateFinding a balance between forward-thinking renovation and historic preservation at the former Dayton's flagship store in downtown Minneapolis hasn't been easy. Now, nearly two years after the store closed and ambitious redevelopment plans were unveiled, progress still seems slow. However, the developer, Chicago-based Telos Group, is unfazed by the delays.

The interior construction that will create a massive interior multi-story atrium is imminent, but so far the work that has been completed is hardly noticeable to anyone passing by. Although the plan was always to retain the historic exterior of the iconic century-old Dayton's store, interior space is due for massive updates. To date, however, the alterations have been largely behind the

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