Downtown rezoning study

Learn more about the downtown rezoning study.

The Downtown Rezoning Study is a follow-up analysis to implement policies found in the following planning documents adopted by the City Council:

The Downtown Rezoning Study was adopted by the Minneapolis City Council on June 22nd, 2011. A series of maps depicting the zoning changes, along with several text changes to the Zoning Ordinance are below.

Adopted zoning changes

  • Entire Study Area – Large Map
  • Entire Study Area (PDF)North Loop Core Area (8 1/2" X 11")
  • North Loop Core Area Overlay (8 1/2" X 11")
  • Downtown East Elliot Park Core Area (8 1/2" X 11")
  • Downtown East Elliot Park Core Area Overlay (8 1/2" X 11")
  • Loring Park Core Area (8 1/2" X 11")
  • Glenwood Avenue Area (8 1/2" X 11")
  • Old Warehouse Area (8 1/2" X 11")

Zoning ordinance text changes

  • Chapter 521. Zoning Districts and Maps Generally
  • Chapter 543. On-premise Signs Text Changes
  • Chapter 541. Off-street Parking and Loading Text Changes
  • Chapter 549. Downtown Districts
  • List of Proposed Changes by Parcel

To learn more about past rezoning studies, and for more information on zoning in general in Minneapolis, please visit the Rezoning Study main website.


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