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Drive-Through Facilities Amendment


An ordinance was adopted by the Minneapolis City Council on August 8, 2019, prohibiting drive-through facilities throughout the city. The ordinance also added clarity to the definition of “drive-through facility.” Existing drive-through facilities may continue to operate, provided they do not discontinue operation for more than a year. Prior to adoption of this ordinance, drive-through facilities were already banned in 17 of the 23 primary zoning districts.

Goals of the Amendment

Prohibiting drive-throughs in all areas of the city fulfills adopted policy goals related to land use, transportation, and the environment. The amendment would also achieve consistency with policies found in the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan.

The ordinance is intended to reduce the following negative impacts associated with drive-through facilities:

Applicable Sections of the Zoning Code

The following chapters of the zoning code were amended as part of this ordinance:


Effective Date

Following mayoral signature, the ordinance became effective on August 17, 2019.

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Last updated Dec 3, 2020



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