MDT is seeking volunteer architects, landscape architects, planners, economists, and visionaries for the Princeton, MN visit scheduled for September 25 evening through September 27 evening (optional stay-over through Sunday, September 28 noon).

Princeton (population 4,700) is a former railroad town located just north of the Twin Cities on US 169, so if you wish to be on a team, but are limited for time, this visit is perfect as there isn’t a long drive time. Princeton is facing challenges similar to others and some unique to itself. Several focuses for this visit will be downtown revitalization, historic preservation, and creating linkages between the activity centers in town (“wayfinding”). Two additional challenges are: 1) Freeway US 169 which allows commutes into the Twin Cities metro and steers tourists nearby — also drains trade dollars to other places, and 2) its location straddling two counties (Isanti and Sherburne) with implications for planning and development. To address these issues, we need planners and architects with some transportation experience and a significant number of landscape architects to address linkages, recreation, and wayfinding. To volunteer for the Princeton visit, or if you have questions, contact Bruce Koprucki or Christina Wagner, Assoc. AIA, ASAP.

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