We have a vision for the future because we’ve helped build the past. Our task now is to harness the momentum of successful projects and use that energy to continue to make progress. We see needs that should be met and have the boldness, drive and focus to see them through for the sake of the common good. We’re not only connected to the right people but we are the right people to make real transformational change happen. Our collective areas of expertise make us catalysts for smarter and faster moves in every endeavor we pursue.
In the fall of 2006 the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners inaugurated a design group called “DAG 360” to ensure that a new proposed private-public funded ballpark would include integrated urban design, environmentally-responsible architecture and vital civic connections, making getting to the game as exciting as the game itself, with a mix of grand public spaces and lively sidewalks and streets. One year later it was clear that the infrastructure budget wasn’t enough to cover what was needed to make the ballpark and surrounding blocks a great place and new public and private sources of funding needed to be identified. In the fall of 2007 a new public-private partnership 2010 Partners was formed to set urban design priorities and address funding shortfalls.
Target Field opened in the spring of 2010 simultaneous to the 2010 Partners being re-named as 2020 Partners. The charter and mission of the organization remained the same—to be an evolving private and public forum that organizes to facilitate the continuing transformation of a vital and unique place. Its goal is to lay the foundation and attract investment for future development in the North Loop by knitting together communities and leveraging district assets with a special emphasis on Target Field, Minneapolis Farmers Market, transit and energy.
From 2010-2018 the strategies of the partnership continued to evolve to catalyze continued development of the North Loop. And, in the summer of 2018 the partnership engaged a re-focusing process leading to a new name and logo: NūLoop Partners. The new name and logo signify both the intentional building blocks of the North Loop and a table, in which everyone has a seat. The building block system of bold lines portrays confidence and precision and gives a nod to physical growth. There’s inclusiveness in the table and a human element with the rounded edges. The duality of a building block and humanity at table ground us in the ultimate goal: the common good of people, businesses and the greater Minneapolis community.
OUR HISTORY + BOUNDARY MAP
Since its origins in 2006, NūLoop Partners has been an evolving private and public forum that organizes to facilitate the continuing transformation of a vital and unique place. Its goal is to lay the foundation and attract investment for future development in the North Loop by knitting together communities and leveraging district assets with a special emphasis on Target Field, Minneapolis Farmers Market, transit and energy. The NuLoop boundaries are Lyndale Avenue to the west, the Mississippi River to the east, and from Plymouth Avenue south to Hennepin Avenue. This includes the North Loop Neighborhood, the Warehouse District Business Association, and approximately 30 blocks of Downtown West.
The NūLoop Partners consists of 25 Steering Committee members coming from private and public organizations and more than 300 leaders from dozens of additional organizations participating in regular meetings. Our annual goals and full work plan can be downloaded here.
Nancy Aleksuk Swervo Development Corporation
Sara Barrow, Community Relations Manager Xcel Energy
Tim Bildsoe, President North Loop Neighborhood Association
Alfonso Cornish II, Director, Governmental Affairs Target Corporation
April Crockett, Director, West Area Manager MNDOT
Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, Ward 5 City of Minneapolis
Council Member Steve Fletcher, Ward 3 City of Minneapolis
Kristine Fisher, Director, Facility Management and Real Estate Be the Match
Dan Kenney, Executive Director Minnesota Ballpark Authority
Ted Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx
Nick Koch, Associate Vice President HGA Architects
Wes Kooistra, General Manger Metro Transit
Amanda Janzen, Development Manager, Schafer Richardson
Ra’eesa Motala, Vice President, Industrial & Corporate Solutions Lee and Associates
Nick Murnane, Director, Real Estate Development Opus Development Company
Briena Nyquist, Director, Sales and Marketing / Customer Relations Clearway Energy
Shauen Pearce, Economic Development & Inclusion Policy Director City of Minneapolis
Bob Pfefferle, Director Hines
Dave St. Peter, President Minnesota Twins
Max Salmen, Equity Financial Services Real Estate
Erin Sexton, Director, State Government Relations Mayo Clinic
Jason Stevensen, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Gordy Stofer, Vice President, Office Development United Properties
Tim Steinbeck, President, GRE HERC Services Great River Energy
Al Swintek, Manager Local Government Regulations Center Point Energy
Wendy Underwood, Vice President, Social Justice Advocacy and Engagement, Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Christie Rock Hantge