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)

Zoning and Planning Appealapalooza

Tickets are $0, or whatever your free time costs you Minneapolis’ hottest festival is Appealapalooza, coming up at the Zoning and Planning Committee on February 15th, featuring two appealing acts: the appeal against Sons of Norway, and the appeal for Rex 26. Want to help? Follow the links below for details! Scroll to bottom for project… (read more)

Support Rex 26’s appeal for more homes

The slight difference in the proposal that is being appealed, July 2017 (above) and January 2018 (below) Feb. 15: Appeal denied! The developer announced that their economic metrics worked out so that they would be able to make 3 of the new units affordable housing for people at 80% area median income (AMI), but they will… (read more)

Support the Sons of Norway project (Deny the appeal!)

The King and Queen of Norway approve of this project and will be attending the opening. Update (2/15): The appeal of Sons of Norway was denied and the rezoning application succeeded, the project will be proceeding as planned! Thanks to everyone who emailed, and extra thanks to those who took time out of their morning/afternoon to… (read more)