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Holland Neighborhood Small Area Plan

Plan Background

The Holland Neighborhood Improvement Organization (HNIA) spent many months planning for and drafting a small area plan for the Holland neighborhood. The plan creates a vision for the future of their neighborhood, to be incorporated into the City of Minneapolis’ Comprehensive Plan, and to guide future funding decisions for HNIA. The plan was recommended for approval by the City Planning Commission at the March 5, 2015, meeting, and approved by the Minneapolis City Council at the regular meeting on March 20, 2015.

Holland Neighborhood Small Area Plan (2015)

Future Land Use and Built Form

The Minneapolis 2040 future land use map is largely consistent with the recommendations found in the small area plan. Commercial mixed use categories are applied at University Avenue, Washington Street, and Monroe Street along Lowry Avenue, which also carries the Goods and Services Corridor designation which allows for expansion of commercial uses. Most of the property in the area currently used as industrial is guided for Production Mixed Use in Minneapolis 2040, reflective of the small area plan recommendation that these properties redevelop at some point into housing and flexible workshop space.

Built form recommendations from the small area plan are also largely reflected in the Minneapolis 2040 future built form map. Properties along Lowry are designated ‘Corridor 4’ with a transition to ‘Interior 3’ and ‘Interior 2’ on block farther from the corridor. Properties along Central Avenue are designated ‘Corridor 6’ with the greatest development intensity permitted at the Lowry and Central intersection where the ‘Transit 10’ category is applied – more directly reflecting recommendations from the Central Avenue Small Area Plan.

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