The barriers between a central business districts for 9 to 5 office workers and residential neighborhoods for domestic quietude are breaking down, and zoning should reflect that.
Council Member Michael Rainville and a group of Northeast Minneapolis residents are trying to get 20 homes on Van Buren Street downzoned, restricting the size of apartment buildings that can be built.
Research finds multi-family zoning – allowing rental apartments to be built in residential neighborhoods – is directly correlated with regional racial segregation.
Here are main takeaways from the council’s latest work on the plan, and how the massive document will guide future policies on development, infrastructure, transportation and more.
Key to the debate around the city’s proposed comprehensive plan is this: Who, or what areas, should absorb the brunt of growth to help Minneapolis reach its goals around housing, transportation and employment?
An updated version of the proposed comprehensive plan is set to released sometime next week.
To get a sense of the biggest issues involved in the plan, known as Minneapolis 2040, MinnPost sat down with its main architects, including Minneapolis’ long-range planning director, Heather Worthington.