Community forums on update of Comprehensive Plan begin Saturday, April 28

The City of Minneapolis is seeking public input on its revision of the Comprehensive Plan — also known as the Minneapolis Plan — the document that guides the long-term vision for the city.

The Comprehensive Plan guides the growth and physical development of the city, outlining a policy framework for planning, zoning and development and addressing jobs, transportation, parks, open space and water resource management, according to a description from the City of Minneapolis. It was last updated in 2000.

The current update process begins with first round of community forums this spring (see below for dates, times and locations), followed by the completion and public review of a draft this summer, a second round of community forums this fall and a final plan, expected early next year.

Updates to the Comprehensive Plan will focus on sustainability, heritage preservation and urban design, and a new land-use map will be completed with the revision.

Community forums will be held:

— Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.–noon at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

— Tuesday, May 1, 7–9 p.m. at the Midtown YWCA, 2121 East Lake St.

— Thursday, May 17, 4–6 p.m. at the Capri Theater, 2210 Oliver Ave. N.

The three community forums will each cover the same information; attendees will hear an overview of the update process and then divide into three smaller work groups to discuss one each of the above focus topics.

Information will also be available online at www.minneapolisplan.org. You may also provide input or get information by emailing: update@minneapolisplan.info; calling senior city planner Haila Maze at 612-673-2098 or by mail to: Minneapolis CPED, Planning Division, 350 S. 5th St, Room 210, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385.

last revised: April 26, 2007