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Approved City Plans

The following land-use and development plans have been approved by the Minneapolis City Council. This list of approved plans is organized by geographic sector, beginning with citywide and multi-sector projects, followed by the five planning sectors indicated on the map at right.

Citywide & Multi-Sector Plans

Project NameNeighborhoodYear Completed
Above the Falls Master Plan UpdateMulti-Sector2013
Above the Falls—A Master Plan for the Upper River in MinneapolisMulti-Sector2000
ACCESS MINNEAPOLIS Ten Year Transportation Action PlanMulti-Sector2005-2009
Bassett Creek Valley Master PlanMulti-Sector2007
Bicycle Master PlanCitywide 
Critical Area PlanMulti-Sector2006
Franklin-Cedar/Riverside Transit Oriented Development Master PlanMulti-Sector2001
Industrial Land Use and Employment Policy PlanCitywide2006
Lowry Avenue Corridor PlanCleveland, Folwell, McKinley, Jordan, Hawthorne, Marshall Terrace, Bottineau, Holland, Audubon Park, and Windom Park2002
Midtown Greenway Land Use and Development PlanMulti-Sector2007
Midtown Minneapolis Land Use and Development PlanMulti-Sector2005
The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable GrowthCitywide2009
Pedestrian Master PlanCitywide2009
Streetcar StudiesCitywide2006-2010
Urban Agriculture Policy PlanCitywide2011

Downtown Sector Plans

Project NameNeighborhoodYear Completed
Downtown 2010North Loop, Downtown East, Downtown West, Elliott Park, Loring Park1995
Downtown East/North Loop Master PlanNorth Loop, Downtown East2003
Elliot Park Neighborhood Master PlanElliot Park2003
Historic Mills District Master Plan and UpdateDowntown East2001
Loring Park Neighborhood Master PlanLoring Park2013
North Loop Plan UpdateNorth Loop 
North Nicollet Mall Development ObjectivesDowntown West2000
Northside Jobs Park Design GuidelinesNorth Loop1997

North Sector Plans

Project NameNeighborhoodYear Completed
Lowry Avenue Strategic PlanCleveland, Folwell, McKinley, Jordan, Hawthorne2010
Minneapolis Near Northside Master PlanSumner Glenwood, Harrison, Near North2000
Van White Memorial Boulevard Station Area PlanBryn-Mawr, Harrison, Near North, Sumner Glenwood2017
West Broadway Alive! PlanNear North, Willard Hay, Jordan, Hawthorne2008

East Sector Plans

Project NameNeighborhoodYear Completed
15th Avenue SE Urban Design PlanMarcy-Holmes2009
Audubon Park Neighborhood Master PlanAudubon Park2008
Cedar Riverside Small Area PlanCedar Riverside2008
Central Avenue Small Area PlanColumbia Park, Waite Park, Audubon Park, Holland, Windom Park, Logan Park, Northeast Park, St. Anthony East, Beltrami, Marcy-Holmes and Nicollet Avenue/East Bank2008
Como BlueprintComo2016
Grain Belt Development ObjectivesSheridan1996
Holland Neighborhood Small Area PlanHolland2015
Lowry Avenue NE Corridor Plan and Implementation FrameworkAudubon Park, Bottineau, Holland, Marshall Terrace, Windom Park2015
Marcy-Holmes Master Plan SupplementMarcy-Holmes2007
Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Master PlanMarcy-Holmes2003
Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Master Plan (2014)Marcy-Holmes2014
Nicollet Island-East Bank Neighborhood Small Area PlanNicollet Island-East Bank2014
Sheridan Neighborhood Small Area PlanSheridan2014
Southeast Minneapolis Industrial (SEMI)/Bridal Veil Refined master PlanComo, Marcy-Holmes, Prospect Park, East River Road, University of Minnesota2001
Stadium Village University Avenue Station Area PlanProspect Park2012
St. Anthony East Neighborhood Small Area PlanSt. Anthony East2014
University Avenue SE & 29th Ave SE Development Objectives and Design GuidelinesProspect Park2007


South Sector Plans

Project NameNeighborhoodYear Completed
38th Street and Chicago Avenue Small Area/Corridor Framework PlanCentral, Bryant, Powderhorn Park, and Bancroft2008
38th Street Station Area Master PlanCorcoran, Hiawatha, Howe, Longfellow, Standish2006
46th & Hiawatha Station Area Master PlanHiawatha, Ericsson, Howe, Standish2001
Chicago Avenue Corridor PlanVentura Village, Phillips West, Midtown Phillips2012
Corcoran Midtown Revival PlanCorcoran2002
Hiawatha/Lake Station Area Master PlanEast Phillips, Corcoran, Longfellow, Seward2001
Hi-Lake Shopping Center Development Guidelines and ObjectivesMid-Town Phillips, Phillips East, Corcoran, Longfellow2001
Nokomis East Station Area PlanMinnehaha2007
Phillips West Master Land Use PlanPhillips West2009
Seward Longfellow Greenway Area PlanLongfellow, Seward2007

Southwest Sector Plans

Project NameNeighborhoodYear Completed
Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Land Use PlanBryn Mawr2005
Linden Hills Small Area PlanLinden Hills2014
Lyn-Lake Small Area PlanLowry Hill East, Whittier, C.A.R.A.G., Lyndale2009
Lyndale Avenue: A Vision (pdf)Lowry Hill East, Whittier, C.A.R.A.G., Lyndale, East Harriet, Kingfield, Lynnhurst, Tangletown, Kenny, Windom1997
Nicollet Avenue: The Revitalization of Minneapolis’ Main StreetStevens Square, Whittier, Lyndale, Kingfield, Tangletown, Windom2000
South Lyndale Corridor PlanKenny, Lynnhurst, Tangletown, Windom2006
Uptown Small Area PlanEast Calhoun (ECCO), C.A.R.A.G., Lowry Hill East and East Isles2008

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Last updated Feb 15, 2019



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