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Inclusionary Zoning Requirements

Inclusionary Zoning

Guided by the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, inclusionary zoning aims to create mixed-income communities by requiring affordable units within new housing developments. Full details of inclusionary zoning requirements and options may be found:

A summary of the current policy requirements follows below. For questions or additional information please contact staff at [email protected] or (612) 673-5175.

Rental Units

Effective January 1, 2020, developers submitting new land use applications for residential rental projects with 20 or more units must either:

Beginning June 1, 2020 additional compliance alternatives will become available.

Onsite affordability requirements for projects with 20-49 units will be phased in over time (see project phase-in table in FAQ section below).

Residential projects in the University Overlay District have additional rent and student eligibility considerations.

For Sale Units

Starting six months after the first 500 for-sale units have been approved and permitted per the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, at least 4% of the units must be occupied by households with an income at or below 80% AMI and priced to be affordable to households earning 70% AMI for 20 years. This requirement will be scaled up to 8% of units after the first 1,000 for-sale units have been approved and permitted.

Beginning June 1, 2020 additional compliance alternatives will become available:

Frequently Asked Questions and Other Supporting Materials

What is affordable housing under Inclusionary Zoning?

Rental Units
2019 Max Rents

Note that the maximum rent limits may be reduced based on utility allowances (PDF) for tenant-paid utilities.

2019 Income Limits

For Sale Units

Information about affordable ownership unit maximum sale prices and income limits will be posted after the first 500 for-sale units have been approved and permitted per the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance.

Read here for additional background and history of inclusionary zoning policy development.
 

 

Last updated Jan 30, 2020

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