Midtown greenway rezoning study

Learn more about the Midtown greenway rezoning study.

Zoning changes adopted

After several rounds of revisions, changes to the primary and overlay zoning districts along the Midtown Greenway were adopted by the City Council on April 2, 2010. Zoning changes within the study area are now in effect. The City Planning Commission previously acted on the proposed zoning changes at the December 14th meeting

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The Midtown Greenway Rezoning Study analyzed the existing zoning in the area surrounding the Midtown Greenway, resulting in a recommendation to change the zoning of select parcels that made the zoning match the City adopted future land use plans.

It is the City’s goal to encourage the type of development envisioned in the adopted plans and prevent development that is inconsistent with the plans. In addition, the City has a legal obligation to ensure that zoning reflects adopted land use goals. The Midtown Greenway Rezoning Study addressed the future land use recommendations from several adopted plans:

  • The Lyn-Lake Small Area Plan (adopted June ’09)
  • The Uptown Small Area Plan (adopted Feb ’08)
  • The Midtown Greenway Land Use and Development Plan (adopted Feb ’07)
  • The Seward Longfellow Area Land Use and Predevelopment Study (adopted Feb ’07)
  • The Industrial Land Use and Employment Policy Plan (adopted June ’06)
  • The Midtown Minneapolis Land Use and Development Plan  (adopted Dec ’05)


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