Updated: Last Minute Opposition to Minneapolis 2040 From Environmental Groups

A coalition of opposition groups claims that density is bad for the environment, and that the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan should be stopped.

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December 6, 2018, 5:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Update, 12/7: Miguel Otárola updates the story one again, after Hennepin County District Judge Joseph R. Klein allowed the City Council to vote on Friday.

Update, 12/6: Miguel Otárola is reporting that Hennepin County District Judge Joseph R. Klein has delayed the Minneapolis City Council's scheduled vote to approve the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.]

"Days before the Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on its controversial long-range plan, an opposition group has asked a court to stop the council from approving it," report Mukhtar M. Ibrahim.

The opposition group is actually a coalition of opponents, Smart Growth Minneapolis, the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis and Minnesota Citizens for the Protection of Migratory Birds, who accuse the city of neglecting the environmental effects of the density-allowing comprehensive plan.

The group claims the 'massive, citywide upzoning' that will 'adversely impact the environment.'

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