A policy requiring affordable housing as a part of new development in Minneapolis heads to the City Council for final approval after last night’s sign-off at the Planning Commission. It’s been years in the making.Continue reading “After Years of Talk, Minneapolis Inclusionary Zoning on Track for 2020”
There’s a plan for a mixed-use building with 108 apartments at 13th Ave and 3rd St NE. Five stories on a commercial corridor might not sound remarkable, but the issue brought a sizable crowd to a neighborhood association meeting on Monday night.Continue reading “Five Stories of Concern at 13th Ave NE”
Inclusionary zoning is a done deal in Minneapolis. It’s happening. All that remains are the details.
City Council President Lisa Bender’s mantra during most of 2018: the Minneapolis 2040 plan was a “nonstarter” without an inclusionary zoning policy. Bender made it clear that she and her Council colleagues wouldn’t do one policy without the other: as the city makes it easier to build more housing in more places, some portion of that housing would need to be affordable. So last December, when the City Council passed what has now become the nationally heralded 2040 plan, they also passed an interim inclusionary zoning ordinance.Continue reading “Council Considers Details of “Inclusionary Zoning” Affordable Housing Mandate”
The Minneapolis City Planning Commission held a preliminary discussion about inclusionary zoning on Thursday night. Inclusionary zoning is a requirement that new apartment construction include a certain percentage of affordable units. Continue reading “Inclusionary Zoning Debate Kicks off at City Hall”