Minneapolis Homes: City-owned vacant lots for sale
Vacant lots owned by the City of Minneapolis are available for purchase for new home construction.
- Summary Guide (PDF): summarizes the six steps to purchasing City property
- Program Manual (PDF): explains the process for purchasing a vacant structure from the City
- Site Plan Review for helpful zoning information on new home construction.
- Minneapolis Garden Lease Program website: for vacant lots that can be leased as community gardens
Please note: our interactive lot list map and table will only work with the following browser versions:
Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android 4.4 or later
Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer 11 on Windows. Compatibility mode for Internet Explorer is not supported.
Mozilla Firefox & Firefox ESR on Windows and Mac
Apple Safari on Mac and iOS 8.x or later
Submitting an Offer
Offer to purchase for new construction on vacant land (PDF): A homebuyer incentive for building new homes on City-owned vacant land is available for application.
Below are sample offers to purchase that can help applicants ensure they have completely filled out the offer documents:
Example Offer 1: a new construction proposal from a developer that intends to rent the home
Example Offer 2: a new construction proposal from a developer that intends to sell the home for owner-occupancy
Offers can be e-mailed to [email protected] or hard copies submitted to:
City of Minneapolis - CPED
105 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
ATTN: Minneapolis Homes
After offers are submitted, there is typically a 90-day review and approval process by the Residential and Real Estate Development staff and the Minneapolis City Council.
- Property Info: for information about the building, zoning, sales, inspections, tax, assessment, and license history connected to a property.
- Minneapolis Zoning Code: for information about the allowable uses within different zoning designations click on “Primary Zoning Districts”.
- Major public works improvement projects: lots located along streets with major improvements planned may have future assessments. Contact the Public Works department for more information.
- Topographic maps: the City of Minneapolis encourages development of accessible or visitable housing on sites with suitable topography.
- New Construction Process Guide and Checklist: an overview of the steps required to build a new 1-2 unit home in the City of Minneapolis.
- Drafters available for scope writing: a list of drafting and specification writing businesses familiar with the City of Minneapolis’ plan review process
For more information contact Matthew Ramadan, (612) 673-5262.
Last updated Jul 10, 2020