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New Residential Properties Highlighted In Upcoming Explore Downtown Living Event

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (August 23, 2016) — New properties will again be added to the next Explore Downtown Living event, which will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Minneapolis.

Explore Downtown Living, a product of the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan Development Committee, is a free event that offers the public a chance to see 30 residential properties without solicitation throughout the Central Business District, East Town (Mill District/Downtown East), Loring Park, North Loop and Northeast.

Next month’s Explore Downtown Living will feature several exciting new residential properties here in downtown, including 700 Central, Encore and Nolo Flats—as well as Edition, which just opened up its final of three buildings lining The Commons in East Town.

Over the span of five days since its inaugural event in May 2015, Explore Downtown Living has attracted 3,000 guests and offered more than 11,600 residential unit tours in the downtown area. Those interested in participating can sign up free of charge at www.ExploreDTLiving.com.

“Downtown’s residential growth is as thriving as ever, and as we strive to reach 70,000 residents as part of The 2025 Plan we know showcasing the benefits of living in the downtown area is crucial,” said Steve Cramer, President & CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and Downtown Improvement District. “Thanks to the Explore Downtown Living committee and leadership, more people are getting a chance to see first-hand what life could be like for them in the heart of our city.”

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 during the week leading up to Saturday, September 17.

With their Field Guide in hand, participants can tour 30 properties at their leisure while also enjoying approximately more than two dozen promotions and giveaways from local downtown businesses.

“Part of the downtown living experience is the walkability to unique and exclusive dining options, shops and entertainment venues,” said Jennifer Gordon and Brent Webb, co-chairs of the 2025 Plan Development Committee’s Explore Downtown Living taskforce. “Explore Downtown Living invites you to not only see your potential future home, but also explore and get comfortable with the surrounding neighborhood in an inviting way.”

Along with the 2025 Plan’s goal to double the residential population, it 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.

All of those initiatives play into creating a downtown with inviting neighborhoods for all ages. As a result, downtown’s population has grown by 25.2 percent since 2006.

Residential communities being showcased at September’s Explore Downtown Living include:

4Marq | 222 Hennepin | 700 Central (Sales Center)* | Bolero Flats* | Brunsfield North Loop | Churchill | District 600* | Dock Street Flats | Edition* | Eitel Building* | Encore* | Junction Flats | LaSalle | Latitude 45 | Laurel Village | Loring Park Apartments | LPM Apartments | Marquette Place* | The Metro Apartments* | Mill & Main | Mill City Quarter (Sales Center)* | The Nic on Fifth | Nolo Flats* | One Ten Grant* | The Paxon | Red 20 | Soltva | Third North | VELO | Vue

*= New 2016 Residential Community

Also, enjoy specials from the following local businesses through Explore Downtown Living:

Alchemy | AlwaysMod | Bizzie Twin Cities | Corner Coffee | Crave | Dunn Bros. Coffee Loring Park | Eggy’s Diner | Hell’s Kitchen | Isles Bakery | JB Hudson | Jungle Red Salon Spa | Kieran’s Irish Pub | Ling & Louie’s | The Local | The Loop | Lowry Hill Meats | Martin Patrick 3 | Minnesota Orchestra | Pizza Luce | Red Cow | Rock Bottom Brewery | Stadium Bar & Grill | Taj Salon and Spa | Union | Yoga Fit

The Explore Downtown Living event is produced by the Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Downtown 2025 Plan Development Committee in partnership with Target, VON91, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District and JB Hudson.

For news and updates on the event, follow the @MplsDowntown on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #ExploreDTLiving, #1MillionReasons and #2025Plan.

About the Minneapolis Downtown Council:

Founded in 1955, and one of the most historic central business associations in the nation, the Minneapolis 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 DowntownMpls.com.

About the 2025 Plan:

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 Minneapolis Downtown Council initiative established in 2010.


Mark Remme | Communications Manager
Minneapolis Downtown Council | 81 S. 9th Street #260 | Minneapolis, MN | 55402

mremme@downtownminneapolis.com | Cell: 507.290.1452  | Office: 612.656.3824 | Fax: 612.338.0634

Follow us on Social Media: @MplsDowntown


September 17, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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