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Zoning Code Text Amendments

A comprehensive revision to the Minneapolis zoning code was adopted by the City Council in 1999. Ongoing amendments are recommended and adopted for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to, the need to respond to state law changes and comply with other public agency requirements; ensure consistency with adopted plans; respond to changing market conditions and development patterns, where appropriate; respond to changing policy direction; and simplify and streamline.

Zoning code text amendments are proposed (or “introduced”) by members of the City Council. City staff is responsible for conducting research and preparing draft language. The draft amendment must be reviewed by the City Planning Commission, which holds a public hearing to accept testimony from interested parties. The amendment is then considered by the City Council’s Zoning & Planning Committee and the full City Council. Following City Council approval, the amendment is signed by the Mayor and is published, becoming part of the City’s code of ordinances.

Zoning Code Text Amendments in Progress

City staff is actively conducting research or draft language is in the process of being reviewed by the City Planning Commission, Zoning & Planning Committee, and City Council.





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Maximum occupancy

Consider changes to regulations governing the maximum number of people that may occupy a dwelling unit.


Kimberly Holien

Zoning Code Text Amendments Recently Approved

This document does not include interim ordinances or zoning map amendments. Information about specific ordinance language adopted by the City Council can be found on their Official Proceedings webpage. A link to the full code of ordinances can be found here. The zoning code is Title 20 of the City’s code of ordinances.

Additional information about the following adopted ordinances:


Last updated Mar 5, 2019



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