Van White Memorial Boulevard LRT Station Area Plan
The Van White Memorial Boulevard Station Area Plan (Van White SAP) is a station (small) area plan prepared for the Metro Blue Line Extension LRT station located at Van White Memorial Boulevard and Olson Memorial Highway. This plan was created by CPED staff in conjunction with Public Works. The Bottineau Project office provided technical support in regard to the LRT line design and engineering.
City Council Adoption
On December 8, 2017, the Minneapolis City Council adopted the Van White Memorial Boulevard Station Area Plan with staff direction.
The Minneapolis City Council hereby:
- Approves the Van White Memorial Boulevard Station Small Area Plan and amending the policy guidance into the city's comprehensive plan update: Minneapolis 2040.
- Directs staff to work with the Harrison Neighborhood Association to incorporate their concerns about affordable housing and land use into the Comprehensive Plan and any possible revisions to the Van White Memorial Boulevard Station Small Area Plan; and also to work with the Harrison Neighborhood Association to acknowledge their concerns in the revisions being considered to the Unified Housing Policy of the City of Minneapolis.
Project Area Boundary
Civic Engagement and Supporting Planning Work
A station area plan is a document that is developed in order to clearly delineate the policies and vision for a specific area of the city. It is intended to give more detailed recommendations for the area than those that are provided in the City's more general comprehensive plan. A small area plan does not function to replace the policies of the comprehensive plan: instead it serves to refine those policies for a particular area of the city that has great potential and will be facing dramatic change over the next 20 years..It builds on the goals, policies and implementation steps in the comprehensive plan, but it does so in a way that provides a finer level of detail. The plan examines the current conditions of the area, develops a future vision of what residents and business representatives want the neighborhood or area to become and then formulates specific goals, objectives, and policies or projects to implement that vision.
Completed Adoption Schedule
- 45 day Public Review and Comment: September 1 2017, through October 16, 2017
- Public Hearing at the City Planning Commission: Monday, November 13, 2017
- Consideration by the Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council: November 30, 2017
- Adoption by the full City Council: Friday, December 8, 2017
Jim Voll, AICP, Principal City Planner, Minneapolis Department of Community Planning & Economic Development at (612) 673-3887.
Rattana Sengsoulichanh, City Planner, Minneapolis Department of Community Planning & Economic Development at 612) 673-5046.
Last updated Jan 4, 2018