For Immediate Release
April 24, 2008
Cedar Riverside Plan Adopted by City Council
(Minneapolis MN)—The City of Minneapolis City Council adopted the Cedar Riverside Small Area Plan on April 18, 2008.
The plan, designed with input from residents, businesses, students and neighborhood employees throughout the 15 month planning process, is a vision for the neighborhood. The plan builds upon the policy direction of The Minneapolis Plan, the City’s comprehensive plan that guides development and growth.
The City, developers, public institutions and community organizations will use the plan to guide their own decision-making processes for future land use and development in Cedar Riverside. Additionally, it will be used to help guide future public investments, including transportation and other infrastructure improvements, which would impact the neighborhood.
Highlights from the plan recommendations include:
- Adding bike lanes to Riverside Avenue
- Implementing pedestrian safety and comfort improvements on Cedar Avenue
- Urban design guidelines for both public spaces and private development, particularly for how the institutions can fit better into the neighborhood
- Discouraging the practice of street vacations and repairing the street grid whenever possible
- Creating better pedestrian and bike access to current and future transit stations.
Additional information see the Cedar Riverside Small Area plan
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Contact: Krista Bergert, Communications, CPED, (612) 673-5015
Published Apr. 24, 2008