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.
Katie Anthony, Vice President of Development, Schafer Richardson
Sara Barrow, Community Relations Manager, Xcel Energy
April Crockett, Director, West Area Manager MNDOT
Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, Ward 5, City of Minneapolis
Rebecca Fabunmi, Director of Economic Development & Policy Inclusion, Office of the Mayor
Hue Nguyen, Director of Government Affairs, Target Corporation
Dan Kenney, Executive Director, Minnesota Ballpark Authority
Nick Koch, Associate Vice President, HGA Architects (Retired)
Wes Kooistra, General Manager, Metro Transit
Elias Lemon, Manager, Facility Management and Real Estate at Be The Match
Ra’eesa Motala, Industrial & Corporate Solutions Broker, Rokos Advisors
Nick Murnane, Director, Real Estate Development, Opus Development Company
Ray Noble, Client Solutions Manager,
Patrick Gerdes, Customer Relations / Sales Engineer, Clearway Energy
Bob Pfefferle, Managing Director of Development, Hines
Council Member Michael Rainville, Ward 3, City of Minneapolis
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, Senior Vice President, Brue Baukol Capital Partners
Tim Steinbeck, President, GRE HERC Services, Great River Energy
Al Swintek, Manager, Local Government Regulations, Center Point Energy
Ryan Tanke, Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx
Sarah Traczyk, Director of Sales, Element Minneapolis Downtown, North Loop Neighborhood Association Board Representative
Wendy Underwood, Vice President, Social Justice Advocacy and Engagement, Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Chris Wold, Vice President Asset Management, United Properties
Christie Rock Hantge