On March 17, 2020, Mayor Frey issued Emergency Regulation 2020-4, declaring that the City must not accept or process any new land use applications submitted in any form during this period of declared emergency to ensure compliance with Minnesota Statute 15.99, which requires all written requests relating to zoning to be processed within 60 days after the receipt of complete applications.
Please note: This regulation will be reassessed regularly and may be modified in coming weeks.
During the local public health emergency related to COVID-19, the form and schedule of future meetings of the City Planning Commission/Heritage Preservation Commission remains in flux, as well as the ability to ensure a quorum of commissioners will be present.
The City Clerk and City Attorney are working on developing a way to hold public hearings which would meet both statutory requirements as well as Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidance.
For questions or more information please contact:
• Kimberly Holien, 612-673-2402
• Brad Ellis, 612-673-3239
• Andrea Burke, 612-673-3489
Planning and Zoning
Contact Minneapolis 311 with questions, 612-673-3000
As CPED works to grow a sustainable city, we provide planning and zoning tools and assistance, support the City Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Heritage Preservation Commission, and review proposed development activity in cooperation with other City departments. CPED’s role is to ensure that proposed development is consistent with the City’s vision for growth and development, as described in its Comprehensive Plan, and with the regulatory framework provided by the Minneapolis Zoning Code.
Land Use Applications and Handouts
CPED reviews all land use and planning-related permits in Minneapolis.
Boards, Commissions, and Committees
Certain projects require a public hearing. CPED works with and provides analysis and staff recommendations to the City Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Heritage Preservation Commission. Each board or commission meets approximately every two weeks.
- City Planning Commission. The City Planning Commission is a citizen’s committee that advises the City Council regarding long-range planning and makes decisions regarding various land use and development applications.
- Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Zoning Board of Adjustment consists of nine community members appointed by the City Council and hears matters of zoning appeals, zoning variances, and the establishment of legal nonconforming rights.
- Heritage Preservation Commission. The Heritage Preservation Commission serves as a citizen advisory body to the City Council on the preservation of historically and architecturally significant buildings, districts, and sites, and allowing modifications on these properties for contemporary use.
- Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council. The Zoning and Planning Committee makes recommendations to the City Council regarding amendments to the Zoning Code, applications for rezonings, and applications for vacation of streets and alleys following City Planning Commission decisions. The committee also hears appeals from decisions of the City Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Heritage Preservation Commission.
Related Planning Documents and Tools
CPED is responsible for preparing documents related to environmental review.
Current Planning Applications Map
The Planning Applications map below can be used to find information on active land use and preservation applications throughout the City of Minneapolis. Information provided includes a description of the application, the applicant’s name, contact information for the assigned staff, and the current status of the application.
Using the filter options at the top of the map, you can choose to view applications in specific areas of the city, view only certain types of applications, or choose the date when applications were submitted to the City.
If you would like to create a table with the information shown in the map, select Download at the bottom right corner of the map and click Data.
For best viewing, please use a Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser.
Last updated Mar 23, 2020