The City of Minneapolis is seeking public input now on its proposed Comprehensive Plan, called “Minneapolis 2040.” The plan is required by the Metropolitan Council and provides a roadmap for where the city sees itself in the coming years. Urban design, density, zoning, housing, transportation, heritage preservation, equity, community engagement and more are detailed for each area of the city. Check this link for details and instructions on how to comment to the city. Comment period ends July 22, 2018.
The plan has generated debate and news coverage; in the Windom Park neighborhood, so far the debate generally appears centered around the city’s proposal to allow dwelling structures of up to four units (four-plexes) on all residential properties – in conflict with the Small Area Plan the neighborhood approved. You may also find additional information created by residents citywide at MinneapolisForEveryone.org.
Please note that WPCiA encourages you to also let the city know via this Comp Plan process that you support the Windom Park Neighborhood Small Area Plan and wish to have it incorporated into “Minneapolis 2040.” Your neighbor volunteers have worked for over two years seeking community input, conducting surveys, holding community engagement sessions, working with a special consultant, conferring with city staff, listening to neighbors, revising and ultimately creating a plan for this specific area of Minneapolis. Don’t let your own community’s voice and hard work be stifled! Comment by filling out one of our yellow comment cards, available at our meetings and at our office. Return it to our office drop-box or at our free July 17 ice cream social in the park.