The following is an archive of documents, photos, and videos produced and collected throughout the Minneapolis 2040 planning process.
The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth, adopted by the City Council and Metropolitan Council in 2009, is the City's current comprehensive plan. It is a guide for the future development and redevelopment of the City of Minneapolis. This Plan, which addresses economic and development changes within the City, serves as a reference document to which regional, state, county, and other public or private agencies can relate their respective planning and development discussions. It relates to the development and interrelationship of land uses, transportation, housing, economic development, public services and facilities, environment, parks and open spaces, heritage preservation, arts and culture and urban design. It consists of a narrative document and a series of illustrations, photographs, tables, and maps.
The Minneapolis Plan was adopted by the City Council in 2000. Minneapolis Plan included the following themes:
The Minneapolis Plan for the 1980s was adopted by the City Council in 1982. The Plan included the following themes:
The Official Plan of 1962 was adopted by the City Council in 1962. The Plan included the following themes:
The Official City Plan of 1953 was adopted by the City Council in 1953. The Plan included the following themes:
Minneapolis 2040 Civic Engagement Plan
The Civic Engagement Plan was created to recognize the complexity of engaging the Minneapolis community in a transparent and effective way to develop Minneapolis 2040. It contains goals that guided engagement, identified creative methods for engaging key audiences, established a timeline and phases for activation, and presented an outline of how the City has incorporated feedback from the public and key audiences into the City’s formal decision-making structure for when the Mayor and City Council are asked to approve the plan.
Meeting-in-a-Box is a civic engagement method designed for use by community groups, neighborhood associations, or friends to gather at a convenient time and location to share their ideas and proposals for the future of the city.
A collection of artist-designed engagement materials and activities. Artists that have contributed to the process include Monica Sheets, Mike Hoyt, Molly Van Avery, Eric F. Avery, and Arlene Birt.
Minneapolis 2040 Parallax
Planning for Equity
Civic Engagement Phase Summaries
A overview report summarizing activities during each phase of public engagement.
Materials produced and distributed at open house events.
Slides from public presentations for Minneapolis 2040.
Affordability, Design, and Preservation: The City's Role in Enhancing Livability - Presentation at the April 2, 2016 Community Connections Conference.
Big Ideas in Economic Competitiveness - Presentation at the April 2, 2016 Community Connections Conference.
Big Ideas in Growth - Presentation at the April 2, 2016 Community Connections Conference.
Big Ideas in Resiliency and Sustainability - Presentation at the April 2, 2016 Community Connections Conference.
Equity, Health, and Community Conditions - Presentation at the April 2, 2016 Community Connections Conference.
What's Coming: Civic Technology and Public Services - Presentation at the April 2, 2016 Community Connections Conference.
Videos and Photos
Imagining Equity (Crankies)
Imagining Equity is a mobile engagement tool is a highly portable and durable tool that was commissioned for Minneapolis 2040 for engagement activities at street and cultural festivals. Local artists, Molly Van Avery and Mike Hoyt collaborated with staff to design a tool to tell the story about the historic context of inequities through the use of scrolls depicting the history and present day conditions called crankies. Participants interacted with the tool, and created their own crankies to share their vision for addressing racial disparities.
Imagining Equity: Minneapolis 2040 Mobile Engagement Tool (Videographer: Xiaolu Wang)
Imagining Equity: Minneapolis 2040: Imagining Equity - Our Past
Imagining Equity: Minneapolis 2040: Imagining Equity - Our Present
Events and Workshops
Videos were taken at various public meetings and workshops throughout the planning process. Below are a collection of videos which include workshops at the Community Connections Conference and community events.
Mapping Prejudice: Racial Covenants and Housing Segregation in 20th Century Minneapolis - 2017 Community Connections Conference
CURA Gentrification Project - 2017 Community Connections Conference
Minneapolis 2040 Big Questions Open Houses - Fall 2016