We help residents and property owners invest in the city. We manage, review and enforce land use, zoning, preservation and environmental review applications.

What we do

We help our city by:
  • Creating quality neighborhoods. We analyze and give professional recommendations on zoning and preservation applications.
  • Implementing adopted policy.
  • Helping homeowners, contractors, developers, business owners and architects develop designs and execute approved plans.
  • Preparing data to aid in planning activities.
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Our services

Code development

We lead regulatory reform efforts, including implementation of Minneapolis 2040.

See Minneapolis 2040 implementation

Community planning

We lead land use planning, urban design, and other policy and strategic planning initiatives.

See Minneapolis 2040 policies

Zoning administration

We respond to concerns about possible violations of City zoning code as well as inspect new construction to ensure compliance with approvals.

See land use zoning information

Policy, Research, and Outreach (PRO)

We coordinate the department's strategy, data and policy. We lead the creation of new housing and equitable development policy initiatives for CPED and the City enterprise.

Land use, design and preservation

We respond to general inquiries about planning issues from the public and other agencies. We review and approve building permits and administrative land use applications.

Learn about historic preservation in Minneapolis

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Minneapolis 2040

By 2040, we want to see all communities thrive. The City also seeks to increase affordable housing and add residents and jobs.

Contact us

Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)


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