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Minneapolis 2040 Expected to Pass After Adjustments

One of the most ambitious comprehensive plans of a major city in the United States is headed to approval, after amendments and compromises garnered the necessary political support among city councilmembers.
November 25, 2018, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A controversial plan to make Minneapolis a more densely populated city has enough support on the City Council to pass when it comes to a vote next month, council members said this week," reports Miguel Otárola.

Minneapolis 2040 first made national planning news for a controversial proposal to allow fourplexes in most of the single-family zones in the city. The plan has since been dialed back to allow triplexes.

"Six council members reached by the Star Tribune indicated they would vote in support of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Dec. 7. It needs nine votes to pass, but even Council Member Linea Palmisano, who opposes the 2040 plan, believes it will move forward," according to Otárola.

Otárola provides additional details about the amendments that have been added to the plan since first proposed, including "more transportation infrastructure to areas that will be upzoned, clarifying how policies would improve racial equity, giving a bigger voice to elderly residents and bolstering goals to combat climate change."

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Published on Friday, November 16, 2018 in Star Tribune
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