Help shape the future of Minneapolis
Public encouraged to comment on Minneapolis 2040, City’s draft comprehensive plan
The City of Minneapolis reminds residents of the ongoing opportunity to review and provide feedback on Minneapolis 2040 — the City’s draft comprehensive plan that will shape how Minneapolis will grow and change over the next two decades so all residents benefit. The draft plan reflects the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including over 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others.
City staff are collecting feedback on the draft plan through July 22, and then will make revisions based on public comments and present a final draft to the Minneapolis Planning Commission and City Council in the fall. A PDF version of the plan is also available. Comments can be made online and via email to [email protected]. You can also learn about upcoming engagement opportunities at the Minneapolis 2040 website.
Minneapolis 2040 is a set of interconnected policy ideas that community has lifted up over the past two years for the City to explore. These community ideas are helping the City establish priorities and will help guide how our city develops over the next 20 years. It includes 14 goals adopted by the City Council in 2017 that articulate the plan’s intent with an overarching theme: Minneapolis’ growth must be managed so the city works for everyone and existing disparities between white people and people of color are significantly reduced.
The draft plan features nearly 100 proposed policies with detailed action steps outlining ways to achieve the goals. A sampling of the policies include:
- Support the development and growth of small businesses.
- Support employment growth downtown and in places well-served by public transportation.
- Eliminate fatalities and serious injuries that are a result of crashes on City streets by 2027.
- Expand home ownership, especially among low-income residents and people of color.
- Ensure city infrastructure and residents are resilient to the shocks and stresses of climate change.
- Achieve steep increases in energy efficiency of buildings through retrofits, design of new buildings and decarbonization options.
- Maintain and expand opportunities to reduce waste and properly dispose of waste to meet the City’s zero-waste goals.
The Metropolitan Land Planning Act requires municipalities in the Twin Cities area to provide the Metropolitan Council with an updated Comprehensive Plan every 10 years. It must be consistent with the Metropolitan Council’s regional development guide, Thrive MSP 2040, that sets the direction for the region’s growth and development.
Published Jun 11, 2018