The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth

Public Involvement

Minneapolis City Council Adopts Plan

The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth was unanimously adopted by the Minneapolis City Council on October 2, 2009.  Prior to City adoption, the Plan was approved by the Metropolitan Council on July 22, 2009 along with a memorandum of understanding, clarifying an agreement between the Metropolitan Council and the City regarding updates to the sewer plan.

Plan Approved by Met Council

The comprehensive plan was approved by the Metropolitan Council on July 22, 2009. Also approved was a memorandum of understanding, clarifying an agreement between the Metropolitan Council and the City regarding updates to the sewer plan.

The plan will now come before the Planning Commission and City Council for final approval. This version of the plan is very similar to the one approved last summer, with a few technical amendments.

Schedule for City Approval:

Aug 27 CPC Committee of the Whole
Sep 14 City Planning Commission Public Hearing
Sep 24 Zoning and Planning Committee
Oct 2 City Council action

Draft Plan Approved for Submittal to Met Council

The Planning Commission reviewed the draft and made a recommendation for approval to the City Council regarding the plan’s submittal to the Metropolitan Council at a public hearing on June 2, 2008. The plan was subsequently approved for submittal by the City Council on July 11, 2008.

Public Comment Period Completed

The draft plan was made available from December 1, 2007 to February 15, 2008 for public review and comment. Comments were received via email, online surveys, phone, letter, and in person at the January open houses.

Comments were compiled, and staff responded individually to each one received including indicating any changes made to the plan. Comments and responses have been compiled. Changes to the plan were also highlighted in the draft presented to the Planning Commission and City Council.

January 2008 Public Open Houses Held

A series of public open houses on the draft plan were held in January 2008. Comments received were incorporated into the summary from the public comment period, available above.

Public Survey Results Available

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Spring 2007 online survey. View a brief summary of survey results.

First Round of Community Forums Complete

The first round of community forums for the comprehensive plan update have been completed. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Summaries of notes from these forums – which featured discussion groups on heritage preservation, sustainability, and urban design – are linked below:

May 2007 Outreach Report

Other ways to provide input or get information

Email: haila.maze@minneapolismn.gov
Send letters: Minneapolis CPED, Planning Division
250 S 4th Street, Room 110
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Call: (612) 673-2098 (Haila Maze, Principal City Planner)

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Last updated Oct. 25, 2011