Updated: January 2, 2019
On December 7, 2018, the Minneapolis City Council directed staff to submit a final draft of Minneapolis 2040 to the Metropolitan Council for their review.
The Minneapolis2040.com website now reflects all changes made by the City Council in their Fall 2018 markup sessions. It is expected that the Metropolitan Council will complete their review in the first half of 2019, with the Minneapolis City Council taking final action on the document shortly thereafter.
Updated: November 7, 2018
See a list of the amendments that the City Planning Commission approved on October 29, 2018 and have forwarded to the City Council for consideration.
Updated: October 3, 2018
The City has released the final draft of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan for consideration by the City Planning Commission and City Council.
The interactive website provides opportunities to view either a marked-up or clean version of the plan segmented by topics. A clean version of the plan is available as a PDF document.
Planning Commission Public Hearing
Monday, October 29, 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 317, 350 S 5th St
City Council Public Hearing
Wednesday, November 14, 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 317
The City Council is expected to vote on the Comprehensive Plan in December before submitting the plan to the Metropolitan Council.
Go to minneapolis2040.com/how-to-comment for information about how to comment on the plan.
Updated: September 10, 2018. Read CIDNA’s letter to the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) regarding the MPRB’s response to the draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan and its impact on Minneapolis parks.
Updated: August 8, 2018
Read CIDNA's response to the draft version of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Updated: July 5, 2018
The City of Minneapolis has released the draft version of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. This plan will shape the future of our city and may be the single most important issue to come before the city in a generation. Proposed initiatives include increasing density, rezoning all single-family lots to allow four-plexes, and increasing building heights across the city, including in CIDNA and in the Shore Land Overlay zones that have served to protect the public parks and lakes for decades. Public comment is being accepted through July 22, 2018. The City of Minneapolis Council Members are expected to vote on the Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan in September and submission of the plan to Metropolitan Council is due by December 31, 2018.
Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan:
PDF of Minneapolis 2040: minneapolis2040.com/media/1406/minneapolis-2040-comprehensive-plan-draft.pdf
Submit comments to improve the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (email address)
Please copy comments to:
Council Member Lisa Goodman - Lisa.Goodman@minneapolismn.gov
Mayor Jacob Frey - email@example.com
The Death of a Once Great City - harpers.org/archive/2018/07/the-death-of-new-york-city-gentrification/
An occasional series on the future of housing by Lee Schafer:
Kipsu founder says low cost of living is region's secret weapon -- startribune.com/schafer-kipsu-founder-says-low-cost-of-living-is-region-s-secret-weapon/484312801/
Nonprofit's math shows challenge of building affordable housing -- startribune.com/schafer-nonprofit-s-math-shows-challenge-of-building-affordable-housing/484985351/
A large fee for proposed Fort Snelling housing project, yes, but the risk is there -- startribune.com/schafer-a-large-fee-yes-but-the-risk-is-there/484119371/
Market forces, regulation have worked against more affordable housing -- startribune.com/schafer-market-forces-regulation-have-worked-against-more-affordable-housing/486975421/
Does density promote affordability? Economists say yes, Minneapolis residents are skeptical -- startribune.com/does-density-promote-affordability-economists-say-yes-minneapolis-residents-are-skeptical/483166061/
Draft Comprehensive Plan Goes Live Online -- journalmpls.com/news/civic-beat/2018/03/draft-comprehensive-plan-goes-live-online/
Hill Lake Press June 2018 Issue -- hillandlakepress.com/PDF/18June.pdf
Hill Lake Press May 2018 Issue -- hillandlakepress.com/PDF/18May.pdf
A Plan Was Required But Plans Have Consequences -- startribune.com/minneapolis-2040-a-plan-was-required-but-plans-have-consequences/486624731/
The Issue Isn’t Whether Minneapolis Will Grow, But How -- startribune.com/counterpoint-issue-isn-t-whether-minneapolis-will-grow-but-how/486624561
The Privilege of the Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan -- streets.mn/2018/04/04/the-privilege-of-the-minneapolis-comprehensive-plan/
Beware Minneapolis High Density Disaster -- startribune.com/beware-minneapolis-high-density-disaster/467205213/
A case for density in Minneapolis, St. Paul and beyond -- startribune.com/the-case-for-density-in-minneapolis-st-paul-and-beyond/485712012/
Open Letter to Elected Officials, Urban Planners and Developers -- startribune.com/an-open-letter-to-elected-officials-urban-planners-and-developers/485001721/
Shoreland Overlay District Ordinance -- library.municode.com/mn/minneapolis/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=MICOOR_TIT20ZOCO_CH551OVDI_ARTVISHSHOVDI
Minnesota Compass: Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood profile - mncompass.org/profiles/neighborhoods/minneapolis/cedar-isles-dean
Joint Lowry Hill, East Isles, Kenwood, and Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association Forum on Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan -- gallery.mailchimp.com/4d525d1838259ebfd1265a83f/files/f3c9fd46-3eaa-46cf-a915-9991dff64881/June_6th_2040_Info_Session_Minutes_CIDNA_KIAA.docx.pdf