City holds public hearing on Mississippi River Critical Area Plan

The City of Minneapolis Planning Commission is holding a public hearing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8 as it prepares to amend the City's Comprehensive Plan to include recommendations for meeting requirements of the Mississippi River Critical Areas act of 1973. The act helps protect, preserve and enhance the Mississippi as a valuable state, region and national resource. Local units of government are required to adopt critical areas plans and regulations that comply with the Mississippi River Critical Area Program. A Draft Document for Public Comment is available on the City's website.

Mississippi River Critical Area Plan – Public Hearing
4:30 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2006
Room 317, City Hall, 350 S. 5th St.
The Mississippi River Critical Area Program is a joint local and state program that provides coordinated planning and management for 72 miles of the Mississippi River, four miles of the Minnesota River, and 54,000 acres of adjacent corridor lands that includes areas along the river in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

To submit your comments in writing, they must be received by Friday, May 5, 2006 and should be sent to:
Pamela Miner, Community Planning Supervisor
Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development
350 S. 5th St., Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55415
or via e-mail:

Published Apr 6, 2004