Minneapolis Comp Plan Review: Expanding Ownership

A fourplex. (Photo from: Scott Shaffer) This post is the fourth in a short series that will take a deeper look at some of the specific policies in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The city is soliciting feedback on the plan until July 22nd, and it is important that they hear input on the elements of… (read more)

Support the Art & Architecture project: send a quick email

A small but vocal minority of homeowners is working to persuade Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon to delay the City Council approval of the Art & Architecture project being developed by Vermilion in Prospect Park. So far, the project has seen the support of: the Prospect Park Association, the City Planning Commission, and the… (read more)

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan: Completing Minneapolis’ Neighborhoods

Cross-posted with permission by the author from Streets.mn.By Jonathan Foster Minneapolis is a city of neighborhoods, 72 to be exact. They are the places we live, learn, and play. While we all live in a neighborhood, most of us don’t live in a complete neighborhood. Instead, for too many of us, neighborhoods are the places… (read more)

Minneapolis 2040: Tenant Protections

This post is the second in a series that will take a deeper dive into the draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The city invites feedback on the plan until July 22nd. It is important that they hear input that supports N4MN’s goal of abundant, secure homes for everyone. 52.6% of Minneapolis rents. Nearly half of… (read more)

Minneapolis Comp Plan Review: Access to Housing

This post is the first of a series that will take a deeper dive into the draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The city is soliciting feedback on the plan until July 22nd, and it is important that they hear input on the elements that will help support N4MN’s goal of homes for everyone. Photo of… (read more)

Support Bryant & 36th, deny the appeal

The proposed new building Update (5/3): The East Harriet Neighborhood Association has filed an appeal of the CPC decision to approve this project. They are saying that this will have negative impacts on traffic, walkability & cyclist safety, as well as “neighborhood character”. See below for how to help. Update (4/23): This project was approved! Thanks… (read more)

What Is The Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan?

(Image from minneapolis2040.com) You may have heard some chatter about the Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan (“Comp Plan”). Here’s a quick primer on what it is, what is happening, and why it matters: What is the Comp Plan Every ten years, the City of Minneapolis develops and releases a Comp Plan. This is a massive document (300+ pages!)… (read more)

🎉 Support the Jackson Lofts

Update (4/9): The City Planning Commission approved most of the applications, and some variances were returned to the applicant, otherwise the project was approved pending appeal (10 days grace period). The applicant will be required to work with the city to improve the sidewalk, and, as a condition of sale of the city lot in… (read more)

N4MN kick-off party

Dear friends! Neighbors for More Neighbors (N4MN) is hosting a kick-off party downtown at Gluek’s, we’re inviting friends and housing advocates to get to know people, make introductions, and have some conversations about what we want the future of housing to be in Minneapolis. There will be plenty of time for socializing, as well as… (read more)

Our progressive values should include “Housing for All”

Like the cute YIMBY mascot? Buy a poster or mug of here. Standing in the way of upzoning means standing in the way of access to jobs, transit, parks and schools. Over the past few weeks a slow-rolling debate has unfolded in the Star Tribune opinions section and the Southwest Journal letters to the editor. It began… (read more)