City releases final draft of Minneapolis 2040

Updated draft comprehensive plan will next go to Planning Commission, City Council for review   

The City of Minneapolis today released the final draft of its 2040 Comprehensive Plan, a holistic document that will guide the city’s development over the next 20 years. The Planning Commission and City Council will review the draft and seek additional community input this fall, with final adoption expected in December 2018.

The Comprehensive Plan is based on 14 goals adopted by the City Council, including reducing disparities, providing access to affordable housing and living-wage jobs, creating a sustainable community, and remaining a healthy and diverse economic center. The final draft of the plan is the product of a two-year engagement process and integrates more than 10,000 public comments collected during a robust, four-month community engagement period. The City made significant changes to the plan in response to public input, which are shown in the marked-up version of the plan available at

Highlights of changes

Public comments can be submitted to the Planning Commission and City Council online at The interactive website provides opportunities to view either a marked-up or clean version of the plan segmented by topics. A clean version of the plan is available for download as a PDF document.

Next steps

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Oct. 29 and the City Council will also hold a public hearing the week of Nov. 12. The City Council is expected to vote on the Comprehensive Plan in December before submitting the plan to the Metropolitan Council.



Published Sep 28, 2018



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