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Revisions to the Planned Unit Development Chapter of the Zoning Code


Planned unit developments are projects on larger lots (one acre or more), often with more than one building, where the City considers the entire development comprehensively as one unified project. Because of the larger size of sites the regulations are designed to allow flexibility in exchange for amenities that result in higher quality development that utilize the unique features of a site.

The primary objective of this text amendment is to ensure that the City’s planned unit development regulations align with its adopted (and forthcoming) policies related to land use, transportation, urban design, and environmental sustainability.

The Revisions

Approval Process and Community Engagement

Public Meeting/Open House. A public meeting was held Tuesday May 5, 2009, at City Hall where staff discussed the proposed changes to the PUD chapter with attendees.

City Planning Commission. Zoning code amendments are reviewed by the City Planning Commission, which makes a recommendation to the City Council regarding adoption of the proposed changes. The City Planning Commission accepted testimony at a public hearing about the proposed revisions on July 27, 2009, and forwarded a recommendation of approval to the City Council.

City Council Zoning and Planning Committee

City Council. The City Council must take an action on proposed ordinance revisions. The City Council considered and adopted the amendment on August 28, 2009.

For Further Information

Jim Voll
Principal Planner
250 S. 4th St. – Room 300 PSC
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-3887
Fax: (612) 673-2526

[email protected]

Last updated Oct 27, 2011



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