If a tree fell in your neighborhood, would anyone hear it?
What about a house?
B. O. Cutter house, image courtesy of Hennepin County Library
Conservation District Ordinance
CPED’s mission is to grow a sustainable city. Conservation is crucial to sustainability. Join us as we explore ways to conserve important neighborhood resources through the creation of an ordinance that permits the future designation of conservation districts.
Conservation districts promote sustainable neighborhoods by protecting important physical features and conserving resources in a manner that offers more protections than the zoning code, but fewer protections than historic district design guidelines.
The City of Minneapolis is conducting public meetings to seek input from residents on establishing conservation districts.
Meeting #1 - Thank you for your input at our visioning workshop! We appreciated hearing what you like about the aesthetics of your neighborhood, the type of alterations that you would like to see regulated under this ordinance, and your thoughts on the program’s regulatory roles and fees. Our Technical Advisory Team is incorporating your ideas into a full draft ordinance, anticipated to be ready for your review at a public meeting in winter 2014.
Meeting #2 - To be determined.
Please return to this website for project updates, to include future meeting dates and draft ordinances for review.
For more information about the Conservation District Ordinance, contact John Smoley, Ph.D. at 612-673-2830.
Last updated Nov. 25, 2013