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University District Zoning and Planning Regulatory Review (ZPRR)

Summary Report Completed

The University District Zoning and Planning Regulatory Review Task Force has issued a final summary report:


The purpose of the University District Zoning and Planning Regulatory Review project is to address land use and development concerns facing neighborhoods in the University District area, including the neighborhoods of Cedar Riverside, Marcy Holmes, Prospect Park, Southeast Como, and University. Issues to be addressed include parking, occupancy, design standards, zoning, inspections, and public involvement in the development review process. This builds upon existing initiatives and plans to create a coordinated response to this group of related issues.


This planning process included the following tasks:


July 2008 – Initial kickoff meeting through University Alliance; begin soliciting input on issues and priorities

August 2008 – Compile and review information on neighborhood issues, including identifying ongoing City activities related to issues

September-November 2008 – Task force meetings to present issues and potential strategies, help define priorities

December 2008 – Develop draft implementation plan and report

January-February 2009: Neighborhood/business association meetings and review

March-May 2009: Incorporate comments into draft; begin work on priority recommendations

June 2009: District-wide public meeting; incorporate changes and edits into plan

July-August 2009: Early implementation of priority zoning text and map amendments

September-December 2009: Report finalized and approved; implementation

For more information

Haila Maze, AICP, Principal City Planner
Minneapolis Department of Community Planning & Economic Development
Planning Division
250 S 4th Street, Room 110
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Last updated Nov 23, 2011