If a tree fell in your neighborhood, would anyone hear it?
What about a house?
B. O. Cutter house, image courtesy of Hennepin County Library
Conservation District Ordinance
CPED’s mission is to grow a sustainable city. Conservation is crucial to sustainability. Join us as we explore ways to conserve important neighborhood resources through the creation of an ordinance that permits the future designation of conservation districts.
Conservation districts promote sustainable neighborhoods by protecting important physical features and conserving resources in a manner that offers more protections than the zoning code, but fewer protections than historic district design guidelines.
The City of Minneapolis is conducting public meetings over the next four months to seek input from residents on establishing conservation districts.
Meeting #1 - Wednesday, November 14, at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, Room 319: This meeting will be a visioning workshop to discuss what residents like about the aesthetics of their neighborhood, the type of alterations that can be made under this ordinance, and help define regulatory roles and fees.
Please return to this website for project updates, to include future meeting dates and draft ordinances for review.
For more information about the Conservation District Ordinance, contact:
John Smoley, Ph.D.
Last updated Feb. 13, 2013