Exterior building regulations

Learn more about the exterior building materials regulations.

Building in Minneapolis

Adopted exterior building regulations

The exterior building regulations will guide the application of exterior building materials.

Read about the passage of Ordinance amending regulations related to new exterior building materials regulations

After Planning Commission review, the focus of the amendment became more specific to:

  • Make sure higher quality building materials are used on all sides.
  • Keep buildings in the City simple and well-designed by carefully selecting materials.
  • Make sure different materials are placed together for a smooth transition.
  • Make sure the high-quality materials proposed are not substituted for lower quality.

See the new rules on the Minneapolis 2040 website

The rules will be available in Municode in the future.

Goals of the amendment

The rules about exterior building materials will make sure that important parts of the Minneapolis 2040 plan are carried out. This includes creating a high-quality environment by promoting an urban landscape that is:

  • Durable
  • Affordable
  • Attractive

Read more

Applicable sections of the zoning code

The following chapters of the zoning code will be impacted by the ordinance:

  • Chapter 550, Development Standards


Adoption process 


Media Requests

For all media inquiries, please contact the City of Minneapolis Communications Department.


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Madel Mouta

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415