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PUBLIC HEARING: Zoning code revision to increase emergency shelter capacity & expand locations

From the City of Minneapolis:


Amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to the Zoning Code, as follows:

Amending Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions

Amending Chapter 521 Zoning Districts and Maps Generally

Amending Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards

Amending Chapter 537 Accessory Uses and Structures

Amending Chapter 546 Residence Districts

Amending Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts

Amending Chapter 548 Commercial Districts

Amending Chapter 549 Downtown Districts

Amending Chapter 550 Industrial Districts

Amending Chapter 551 Overlay Districts.

The purpose of the amendment is to revise the zoning code to increase the number of people that may be served in emergency shelters and to allow the use in Industrial Districts.

The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19. The public may view the public hearing using the following options: Watch on Comcast Channel 14 or 799, CenturyLink Channel 8001 or 8501, or live on The public may submit comments or participate by phone in the meeting by using the following website:

If you have questions about the project, please contact one of the City staff people listed below.  If you would like to submit comments, you may submit them via the link above or by emailing:

Amber Turnquest, Principal Planner – 612-673-5166,

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 612-673-3710. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.


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