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Public Comment: Citywide Land Use Rezoning Study

From the City of Minneapolis:

As part of the city's ongoing efforts to implement Minneapolis 2040, our comprehensive plan, Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED), has launched a 45-day comment period for the public to review draft land use regulations with a focus on allowed uses and related development standards throughout Minneapolis.

The regulations are critical to achieving the goals of Minneapolis 2040. The plan will shape how the city will grow and change over the next two decades so all residents can benefit. Under consideration now are technical aspects of implementation.


Minneapolis 2040 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, following over two years of community engagement. The plan guides growth and change with 14 key goals, including eliminating racial disparities, allowing complete neighborhoods, enabling a healthy, sustainable, and diverse economy, promoting environmental sustainability and climate change resiliency, increasing access to jobs and housing, and providing for predictable development outcomes.


As required by state law, the City has been working on changing its zoning rules to match the land use guidelines that the City Council already approved with Minneapolis 2040. This technical process has taken several years and includes updating the zoning classification of every property in the city to match Minneapolis 2040.


Since the plan’s adoption, the City has implemented Minneapolis 2040 through new ordinances that require affordable housing in new residential development, legalize duplexes and triplexes in Minneapolis’ lowest density residential areas, eliminate minimum parking requirements, and align travel demand management regulations with desired outcomes.


How to Comment on the Draft Regulations

The deadline for written comments on the draft land use regulations is Feb. 26. Submit comments online.


Learn about proposed regulations and ask questions at an online open house hosted by City staff on Wednesday, Feb. 15. at 7 p.m. Additional information about this event will be announced on the project website and through social media updates.


The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing, accept testimony, and make a recommendation to the City Council. The tentative date for this public hearing is March 20, 2023. The City Council is expected to vote on the land use regulations in April 2023. Learn more about draft land use regulations and sign up for updates at minneapolis2040.com.

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