University District Zoning and Planning Regulatory Review (ZPRR)
Summary Report Completed
The University District Zoning and Planning Regulatory Review Task Force has issued a final summary report:
The purpose of the University District Zoning and Planning Regulatory Review project is to address land use and development concerns facing neighborhoods in the University District area, including the neighborhoods of Cedar Riverside, Marcy Holmes, Prospect Park, Southeast Como, and University. Issues to be addressed include parking, occupancy, design standards, zoning, inspections, and public involvement in the development review process. This builds upon existing initiatives and plans to create a coordinated response to this group of related issues.
This planning process included the following tasks:
- Review and compile information on neighborhood issues related to land use and development impacts in the University District. Will include review of recent studies, meetings and conversations with key neighborhood stakeholders, and other means.
- Identify priority planning and zoning issues facing the District area, particularly those which would benefit from City intervention. Not all may be feasible within project scope.
- Develop an implementation plan for addressing each priority issue, which may include coordination with other ongoing enforcement or regulatory efforts within and outside City government.
- Initiate implementation of plan, and regularly track progress towards goals
July 2008 – Initial kickoff meeting through University Alliance; begin soliciting input on issues and priorities
August 2008 – Compile and review information on neighborhood issues, including identifying ongoing City activities related to issues
September-November 2008 – Task force meetings to present issues and potential strategies, help define priorities
December 2008 – Develop draft implementation plan and report
January-February 2009: Neighborhood/business association meetings and review
March-May 2009: Incorporate comments into draft; begin work on priority recommendations
June 2009: District-wide public meeting; incorporate changes and edits into plan
July-August 2009: Early implementation of priority zoning text and map amendments
September-December 2009: Report finalized and approved; implementation
For more information
Haila Maze, AICP, Principal City Planner
Minneapolis Department of Community Planning & Economic Development
250 S 4th Street, Room 110
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Last updated Nov. 23, 2011