Explained: Keys to Affordability in Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances
The Metropolitan Council's PlanIt program is providing education on planning issues through the 2040 comprehensive plan update process.
Zoning ordinances are one of the most powerful ways local governments regulate development, and they should work to implement the policies in your Comprehensive Plan Update. Minnesota Statutes directs communities to remove conflicts between their comprehensive plans and their zoning ordinances. When creating the Housing Element of your 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update, we recommend that you review your zoning code to ensure your community’s policies and ordinances are working together to address housing needs; especially the housing needs of households earning 80% of the Area Median Income or less.