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On December 7, 2018, the Minneapolis City Council directed staff to submit a final draft of Minneapolis 2040 to the Metropolitan Council for their review. This final draft is available in PDF form while staff works to update the interactive website to reflect all of the changes adopted by the City Council.


Minneapolis 2040 - The City's Draft Comprehensive Plan

Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Done right, this new growth can help our city become a more healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for everyone.

Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. 

Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.

The revised draft of the plan is the product of a thoughtful two-year effort and integrates more than 10,000 public comments collected during the last four months of the community engagement period. This feedback made this plan stronger and more reflective of our community's values. For more details about the process and what we heard, see the Planning Process section.

The Metropolitan Land Planning Act requires municipalities in the Twin Cities area to provide the Metropolitan Council with an updated Comprehensive Plan every 10 years. The Comprehensive Plan must be consistent with the Metropolitan Council's regional development guide, Thrive MSP 2040, that sets the direction for the region's growth and development. Local communities are served by regional systems planned by the Metropolitan Council, including housing, transportation, wastewater collection and treatment, and regional parks.

While Minneapolis 2040 is intended to meet the requirements of state statute and the Metropolitan Council, the plan also has particular significance for Minneapolis in a time of population and employment growth. The City will use this plan to guide decision-making that affects the long-term future of our city as it relates to the built, natural, and economic environment.

The final draft of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan was released in Fall 2018 for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council. Additional public comments can be submitted to the Planning Commission and City Council online. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Oct. 29, and the City Council will hold a public hearing the week of November 12. The City Council is expected to vote on the Comprehensive Plan in December before submitting the plan to the Metropolitan Council.

Visit the FAQ page for more information on Minneapolis 2040.

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