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Minneapolis Releases Final Draft of Comprehensive Plan

Via a September 28 e-newsletter from the City of Minneapolis:

Minneapolis releases final draft of comprehensive plan


The City of Minneapolis is pleased to share with you the final draft of its 2040 Comprehensive Plan, a document that will guide equitable growth in the city over the next 20 years.

First and foremost, thank you for the time, dedication and thought that you put into the comments that you made on the initial draft.

Over the past two years, we have been to every corner of the city, meeting with a diverse range of residents to hear your vision for our city. We heard that people want to reduce disparities, provide access to affordable housing and living-wage jobs, create a sustainable community, and remain a health and diverse economic center.

Over the four-month public comment period on the initial draft, the City received more than 10,000 comments, and planning staff read every single one. Your feedback made this plan stronger and more reflective of our community’s values.

We encourage you to review the final draft at We have provided an executive summary as well as a marked-up version of the plan so that you can easily see what was changed.

You still have time to share your feedback on the final draft. Public comments can be submitted to the Planning Commission and City Council online at The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on October 29, and the City Council will also hold a public hearing the week of Nov. 12. The City Council is expected to vote on the Comprehensive Plan in December before submitting the plan to the Metropolitan Council.

Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Thanks to your input, we are confident that this plan will allow new growth to help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all.

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