With a quorum present, Mark Moller called the meeting to order at Other board members present were: Larry Calhoun; Dee Cotten;
Mark advised that due to the expiration of four board members’ terms (i.e., Larry, Leslie, Mark and Carletta) and Gerry’s resignation, there would be five board positions to fill in tonight’s election at the annual meeting and that the top four votes-getters would fill the four 2-year terms.
Mark moved and
No update from
Mark moved and Tom seconded to approve the Attorney General Annual Registration
Form and associated filing fee of $25, as well as the filing the Annual Registration
Form and IRS Form 990 with the State of
Mark moved and Carletta seconded to approve the following applications as recommended by the Land Use Committee at its meeting on November 6:
Brookfield Properties’ parking sign variance at
Ike’s Food and Cocktails’ Class B Liquor License at
The former Pickled Parrott’s Class B Liquor License at
The motion was carried unanimously.
There being no additional business, the board of directors meeting was adjourned at
Mark called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m., thanked those who helped make
it a successful event:
Susan Peterson, a teacher from the
Paul Zerby, Ward 2 Councilmember, advised Susan Peterson and the attending
Margaret Kelliher, State Representative, advised that she will represent the west side of downtown after redistricting. She can be reached by phone at 651-296-0171, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Margaret said she is excited to advocate for downtown issues at the capitol and is already working on that with the City Council and other neighborhood groups. Margaret is also interested in talking with the students regarding environmental issues in an urban setting as she serves on the environment and environment finance committee.
Lisa Goodman, Ward 7 Councilmember, advised that this is a great time to be living, working or playing downtown and gave the following examples for why this is so: the construction of the new Community College library; the restoration of Laurel Village’s front facade on Hennepin Avenue; the recent opening of the Pantages Theatre; construction of the new Central Library; and the development of an RFP for the north block.
David Carland, VP of Development, and Suzanne Barnt, Project Architect, CSM
Corporation, gave a presentation on the
An office center on Washington Avenue with commercial space available on the first level with the remaining three levels occupied by three major pre-leased tenants, CMS being one of them;
Metropolitan Lofts, 22 two-level loft of approximately 1,600 square feet each
The new home of the
A 300-stall parking facility situated behind all three properties.
The project, a total investment of over $40 million when completed, will be built on a neighborhood scale and pedestrian friendly.
Peggy Lucas of Brighton Development first updated the audience on the projects
that have been developed along the riverfront over the past 5 to 6 years: North
Star Lofts, its pioneering project; Stone Arch Lofts; Washburn Lofts; the
Then Bob Ganzer spoke about the specifics of Parcel D which will be a 5-phase project. The first phase, consisting of 38 lofts, will begin in early spring 2003. The remaining 4 phases will be constructed over the next 3 years.
Patrick Seib, St. Paul Riverfront Corporation, explained how the region is
coming together in 2004 to tell the history of the
New Central Library
Diane Hoffsted, Minneapolis Library Board, introduced Bill Butler who gave
a slide presentation to highlight the main points of the design going forward.
The major elements that make up the new library emphasize pedestrian flow and
access and will tie into the downtown system via skyway. It has a prominent
view from the river as a gateway structure and is a convergence of two major
downtown streets: to the west,
The next phase of the project includes conducting 22 design workshops where constituents will be given the opportunity to convey additional input.
Mark first recognized the contributions of the current board members for their
efforts over the past year (by order of seating): Gerry Spry, Treasurer; Carletta
Sweet, Secretary; Dee Cotten; Larry Calhoun; Leslie Hirsch; Andy Hauer; and
Mark then turned his attention to the state of DMNA and stated that after devoting the past year to becoming a more effective organization, the board is now posed to continue its journey with the NRP.
Mark explained that thus far, DMNA has contributed NRP funds to the following
Margaret Berg from the League of Women Voters explained the voting procedures
and supervised the election process. After nominations were submitted (i.e.,
Tony Barranco, in abstentia; Brian Fesler; Leslie Hirsch; Victoria Lauing, disqualified
due to residency and employment address; William Miller, in abstentia; Mark
Leslie Hirsch, 1 year
Mark Moller, 2 years
Carletta Sweet, 2 years
After the audience was separated into smaller groups to tour the theatre, the meeting was adjourned at
Signed this ________ day of ________________________, 2003.