Food plan review
Submit your application
Plans and documents
Minneapolis Development Review uses ePlan (ProjectDox) to:
- Receive your plans and documents
- Send your plans and documents to City departments that review them, such as Environmental Health
After MDR receives your application, they will send you a:
- Link to the ProjectDox website
- Temporary password
See the steps to begin and submit your plans and documents:
After you create your ProjectDox sign in, you need to upload the following documents:
Your floor plan should include:
- A detailed and scaled floor plan of your kitchen and facility or vehicle
- The location of all equipment and finishes for:
- Base coves
Equipment list and specification sheets for all of your equipment. All equipment must be ANSI/NSF certified or equivalent.
Menu or a list of food items you plan to serve or sell or both. Based on your menu, you may need a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan.
- See the Food Establishment Construction Guide
- See cabinet finishes based on intended use
- See a room finish schedule summary
Contact 311 if you have questions about:
- Equipment upgrades
Ask for a health inspector on the plan review team.
Environmental Health will do your site evaluation after you submit plans or a license application.
We do site evaluations by appointment only.
Technical help for businesses
The Business Technical Assistance Program (B-Tap) helps small and mid-sized businesses in the city:
- Start or expand a business
- Pursue minority- or women-owned disadvantaged business certification
- With general business advice, including:
- Payroll withholding
- Business licenses
- Marketing strategy
- Learn about available loan options
- Food businesses need a license.
- Apply for your business license at least four weeks before opening.
Before you can open a new business:
- Business Licensing must approve your license
- You must pass the final plan review inspection by Environmental Health