38th street station area rezoning study

Learn more about the 38th street station area rezoning study.

38th Street LRT station area approved changes to primary and overlay district zoning


In October 2006 the Minneapolis City Council adopted the 38th Street Station Area Plan, following an extensive neighborhood planning process. The plan outlines a vision for transit-oriented development near the 38th Street LRT station area. A key component of realizing the vision is to ensure that the city’s zoning code, which regulates land use and development, is compatible with the adopted plan. This means analyzing the existing zoning near the station and recommending changes that would allow for the type of development envisioned in the plan. The Community Planning and Economic Development department (CPED) has conducted this analysis for the portion of the station area west of Hiawatha Avenue, and the changes were approved by the Minneapolis City Council on May 2, 2008

Policy context

The 38th Street Station Area Plan provided the primary source of guidance for these zoning changes. Links to the plan are below.

Plan Excerpt (Western portion of the station area)

Zoning Changes

Map of Changes to Primary Zoning
Map of Changes to Overlay Zoning

Other Information

Staff Report for April 14, 2008 Planning Commission Meeting
Further information on zoning districts


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