Description: Minneapolis 2040, the city’s comprehensive plan, addresses issues associated with housing, racial equity and climate change. The plan eliminates single-family zoning and instead allows residential structures with up to three dwelling units in every neighborhood. Minneapolis, MN is believed to be the first major city in the United States to approve such a change citywide.
The comprehensive plan also includes policies that reduce the energy, carbon, and health impacts of transportation; regulate land uses and building/site design to encourage sustainable modes of transportation; increase the city’s tree canopy and urban forest; achieve an accelerated increase in energy efficiency of buildings; and many other policies to reduce emissions of climate and health pollutants and enhance community resilience.
Goal: Implement comprehensive plan to increase housing density, address inequity in past land use zoning, and support a multimodal network that prioritizes walking, biking and transit
Measurement: Reduced vehicle miles traveled
Time to Implement:
Minneapolis 2040 Plan
Minneapolis 2040 Strategy Discussion
Minneapolis Single Family Zoning
Minneapolis Confronts its History of Housing Segregation