Deputy Director
Minneapolis Community Planning

Chuck Lutz knows his way around City Hall. Lutz first joined the Minneapolis Community Development Agency (now CPED) in 1986. During the 1990s he worked for the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and the city coordinator’s office before returning to the MCDA in 2000. Department directors come and go, but Lutz remains, doing yeoman’s work on big deals. He logged many long days (and nights) as the city was hammering out the details of the new Vikings stadium and the Downtown East mega-development, two major projects that will anchor the revitalization of the east side of downtown. While others grabbed the spotlight, Lutz did heavy lifting.