Land Use Descriptions
The Urban Neighborhood designation acknowledges the rich mix of land uses that occur in neighborhoods throughout the City, and generally promotes maintenance of the surrounding neighborhood character.
Uses will primarily be single- and two-family homes in this land use designation, but may also include public and institutional uses.
Moderate intensity housing projects are allowed in this area, and may take the form of townhomes, row-houses, or apartment buildings.
High-density housing is encouraged and will primarily take place in larger apartment style buildings.
This land use designation is currently only used in areas in and around downtown. Mid- to High-rise residential development is appropriate in this district.
The primary use recommended for this area is office – to provide for locations that suit larger institutional and corporate users.
A variety of commercial uses may appropriate in these locations.
Uses in this area should be mixed either vertically within a building, or horizontally along a street frontage. Commercial, Residential, and Office are all appropriate here.
These areas are primarily recommended for use by public agencies – schools, libraries, and other public services may be located here.
Public infrastructure is envisioned on these properties in the long term.
Industrial uses are envisioned to transition over time to other uses. Immediate change is not foreseen, but property owners have the option of proposing other uses.
Long term use of these properties is industrial. Preservation and growth in employment is important in these areas.
There are no such areas in the Midtown Greenway Rezoning Study. However, this designation exists in other plan to allow for high impact industrial manufacturing.
The long term vision for these properties is to be park and open space.
Activity Centers are areas which tend to have a concentration of higher density and destination uses which promote activity all day long and into the evening
Commercial corridors are designated Minneapolis streets which tend to have high traffic volumes, predominantly commercial uses, and which serve as destinations.
Commercial corridors are designated Minneapolis streets which tend to have moderate traffic volume, and land uses that are primarily residential with commercial uses concentrated at nodes.
Congregate living facilities include community residential facilities, board and care homes, fraternities or sororities, supportive housing and other group living facilities.
Land used for cultural or entertainment facilities including museums, libraries and theaters.
Industrial Employment Districts
The industrial employment districts serve to protect prime industrial space, as well as providing an opportunity for the city to support targeted industries and redevelop underutilized sites
Neighborhood Commercial Node
Neighborhood commercial nodes tend to have a concentration of commercial and mixed uses around an intersection, and which generally serve the surrounding neighborhood
Transit Station Area
Transit station areas set standards for development surrounding light rail transit (LRT) stations within the city.
Last updated Nov. 3, 2011