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CURA Housing Forum - The Big Picture Project: Addressing Affordable Housing Along the Central Corridor

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March 2, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Hanson Hall, Room 1-103
1925 4th Street South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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The arrival of light rail transit along the Central Corridor is a game-changer. This billion dollar infrastructure investment will bring many other investments, providing both opportunities and challenges. A unified housing strategy for the whole corridor would not only attract millions of investment dollars, but could also stabilize existing housing stock, preserve affordable rentals, and make sure new development projects improve the quality of life for residents in the surrounding neighborhoods. Co-convened by the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and Twin Cities LISC, the Big Picture Project offered a forum to build cross-sector agreement among government, finance, development, and community partners for a shared plan to address affordable housing. Come find out what we found agreement on, how those agreements turn into action, and what the rest of the region can learn from this work.

Download the report online: http://www.tclisc.org/PDFs/big_picture.pdf

Gretchen Nicholls is a Program Officer for Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where she oversees the nationally award winning Corridor Development Initiative (CDI), and assists regional strategies around equitable transit-oriented development. Gretchen works to bridge on-the-ground community development efforts with regional systems conversations, connecting private investment with public purpose. She also teaches a course on Place-Making at the Neighborhood Level for the Urban Studies Department at the University of Minnesota. For more information about Twin Cities LISC, go to www.tclisc.org.

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