Minneapolis 2040 Plan includes Innovation District Policy
December 12, 2018
Towerside suggested a change to the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan to add an “Innovation District” policy that would fulfill the City of Minneapolis’s Resolution 2015R-336 (Aug. 13, 2015), which resolves “that the City of Minneapolis will develop a definition of Innovation Districts to include in the City’s Comprehensive Plan update.” This recommended policy addition was included in the approved Minneapolis 2040 Plan. It establishes and supports Innovation Districts to employ district-scale infrastructure and systems and to implement flexible policies and practices to allow for experimentation and innovation consistent with the City’s most ambitious goals.
Today's Industrial Market: What's New?
August 20, 2018
The industrial segment looks dramatically different than it did even five short years ago. No longer the “ugly duckling” of commercial real estate, industrial leads the way as changes in technology, supply chain and consumer habits drive demand for industrial property. Industrial is no longer just warehouses and smokestacks. Today, industrial means high-wage, life science research and development jobs.
Planning for 2040: We must come together; our future depends on it
August 14, 2018
Clustering more closely and increasing the density of our cities will leave space for the rest of life to have a fighting chance. It's a bold vision, but the stakes are great.
Editorial by Catherine Reid Day, Towerside Board Member and Board President of the Creative Enterprise Zone, Star Tribune, August 14th, 2018.
From the Neighborhood Up: EcoDistricts Incubator
May 15, 2018
Towerside attended the EcoDistricts Incubator program in Portland this May with support from the Surdna Foundation and Minnesota Design Center. The dynamic three-day workshop brought together key project stakeholders from six district and neighborhood-scale projects around the country. In this charrette-style learning environment EcoDistricts helped each team create a customized Roadmap for their project.
2018-2019 Board of Directors
May 01, 2018
Towerside is thrilled to welcome six new members to our Board of Directors. With their expertise and passion for community planning, job creation, and attainable housing, Towerisde is poised to make an even more substantial impact towards equitable community and economic development in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.