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Explore Downtown Living
September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
See new properties, neighborhoods up close at Explore Downtown Living on September 23
MINNEAPOLIS (August 31, 2017) —Explore Downtown Living returns this fall with 23 properties on display and opportunities to enjoy great deals at local businesses. Discover the heart of the city on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Minneapolis.
Explore Downtown Living, a product of the mpls downtown council’s Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan Development Committee, is a free event that offers the public a chance to get an inside look at 23 residential properties without solicitation throughout the Central Business District, East Town, Loring Park, North Loop and Northeast neighborhoods.
This September’s Explore Downtown Living will include the chance to visit popular residential communities and new properties here in downtown. Encore,Maverick North Loop and 7west are three new properties to Explore Downtown Living in 2017.
Over the span of seven dates since its inaugural event in May 2015, Explore Downtown Living has attracted approximately 4,000 guests and offered 16,000 residential unit tours in the downtown area. Those who would like to take part in Explore Downtown Living can sign up free of charge at exploredtliving.com.
“Explore Downtown Living continues to offer a free opportunity to view different areas of downtown from a resident’s point of view,” said Steve Cramer, president & ceo of the mpls downtown council & mpls downtown improvement district. “It’s such an easy way to see as many properties and neighborhoods as you’d like, and the partner offers from different businesses make it a fun excursion through the city. We invite you to come see our downtown in a whole new way on September 23.”
Those participating in Explore Downtown Living can enjoy free parking options at designated locations, and they can find their destinations through an interactive map on exploredtliving.com. To begin, participants sign up on the website and receive their Field Guide at the first property they visit or at any Whole Foods leading up to Saturday, May 20.
With their Field Guide in hand, participants can tour 23 properties at their leisure while also enjoying more than two dozen promotions and giveaways from local downtown businesses.
“We invite anyone interested in moving downtown—whether it is Millennials starting their careers or empty nesters looking to downsize—to attend Explore Downtown Living,” said Brandi Donaldson and Jessica Milkes, co-chairs of the 2025 Plan Development Committee’s Explore Downtown Living taskforce. “The event is set up for participants to enjoy a free day downtown seeing all that the city’s core has to offer up close. Plan your trip beforehand or decide your path as you go along. You tailor your own experience.”
Along with its goal to double the residential population, The 2025 Plan also includes initiatives that complement achieving that objective including improved greening and public realm, creating a consistently compelling downtown experience and becoming a national leader in transportation options, among others. Those elements are on full display at Explore Downtown Living as participants tour the different areas of downtown.
Minneapolis’ central core continues to see its population increase as 9,060 new residents have moved into the five downtown neighborhoods since 2006, a 28.4percent increase. Downtown’s current population is 40,864.
Residential communities being showcased at May’s Explore Downtown Living event include:
222 Hennepin | 4Marq | 7west* | 700 Central | Bolero Flats | Churchill | Dock Street Flats | Edition | Encore* | Junction Flats | Latitude 45 | Laurel Village | Loring Park Apartments | LPM Apartments | Marquette Place | Maverick North Loop* | Mill & Main East & West | The Nic on Fifth | One Ten Grant | The Paxon | VELO | Vue
*= New 2017 Residential Community
Also, enjoy specials from the following local businesses through Explore Downtown Living:
Cooks of Crocus Hill | Corner Coffee | Crave | D.NOLO | Eggy’s Diner | Fly Feet Fitness | Hell’s Kitchen | Isles Bun & Coffee | Jeromeo | Jungle Red Salon Spa | Kieran’s | Kisa Boutique | The Local | The Loop | Mercury | Pizza Luce | Pourhouse & Exchange | Red Cow | Red’s Savoy | Rosenthal Interiors | Sisyphus Brewing | Stadium Bar & Grill | Union | Whole Foods Market | Yoga Fit
The Explore Downtown Living event is produced by the mpls downtown council and Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan’s Development Committee in partnership with Target, VON91, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and the Mpls Downtown Improvement District.
About the mpls downtown council:
Founded in 1955, and one of the most historic central business associations in the nation, the mpls downtown council (mdc) is a membership-based entity that works to create an extraordinary downtown. The mdc’s collaborative developments of Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan was designed to help downtown businesses, community leaders and citizens build on downtown assets and implement future goals. For more information, please visit mplsdowntown.com.
About The 2025 Plan:
Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan is a vehicle to help leaders and citizens build on downtown’s assets and guide downtown Minneapolis’ development. This includes initiatives to double downtown’s residential population, transform Nicollet Mall into a must-see destination, create a compelling and walkable environment around the clock, lead the nation in transportation options, end street homelessness, forge connections with the University of Minnesota and more. For more information on the 2025 Plan and its initiatives, visit 2025plan.com, beinbusinessdowntownmpls.com and minneapolisideaexchange.com. The 2025 Plan is a mpls downtown council initiative introduced in 2011.
mark remme | communications manager
www.mplsdowntown.com | 81 S. 9th Street, Suite 260, Minneapolis, MN 55402