Project advice

The City partners with real estate development professionals who provide project advice to small developers.

Request project advice

Tell us what kind of help you need. We'll connect you with the appropriate adviser.

How it works

You submit a request for help.

Our staff will:

  • Review your request within two weeks
  • Email you to:
    • Set up a project meeting, or
    • Let you know if you don't qualify for free project advice
  • Match you with an adviser

Requirements to apply

  • You must have been personally or financially impacted by COVID-19. 
  • You must provide a project site address in Minneapolis.
    • Site Search Assistance is available through other Minneapolis programs if you do not yet have a site identified.

What you get

  • Project advice from a professional at no charge to you
  • The amount of time an adviser can work with you at no charge depends on the project. We offer:
    • Up to 20 hours of help with a feasibility study if you don't have control of your development site
    • Up to 100 hours of on-going development help if you do have control of your development site


How it's possible

We partner with ten established Minneapolis-based developers. They advise small developers on current projects, including:

  • Commercial
  • Mixed-use
  • Single-family and multifamily residential 

Their support of inclusive, neighborhood-based projects is good for our community and our economy. 

Our partners


Contact us

Small Business Team

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415