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Allowing Intentional Community Cluster Developments


An ordinance was introduced by Council Members Gordon, Schroeder, and Ellison to the City Council on January 10, 2019, to amend regulations related to intentional community cluster developments. The amendment will allow a configuration of small dwellings or rooming units and a common house on a lot.

Goals of the amendment

The intent of this amendment is to authorize an innovative and affordable housing option for residents who are either housing stable or unstable.

Applicable sections of the Zoning Code

The following chapters of the zoning code are expected to be impacted by the proposed ordinance and are under consideration as part of the amendment:


City Planning Commission Committee of the Whole (August 22, 2019) This meeting is to introduce the concept to the Commission.

City Planning Commission Committee of the Whole (tentatively September 26, 2019) This meeting is to introduce draft ordinance language to the Commission.

City Planning Commission (tentatively October 21, 2019). This meeting includes the opportunity to provide testimony at a public hearing.

City Council Zoning & Planning Committee (tentatively November 14, 2019)

Minneapolis City Council (tentatively November 22, 2019)

Effective date

Following the mayoral signature, the ordinance will be formally adopted on November 30, 2019, provided that the amendment is reviewed and approved according to the current schedule.

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Contact Madel Dueñas from CPED Code Development with any questions or comments. For all media inquiries, please contact the City of Minneapolis Communications Department.

Last updated Oct 21, 2019



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