South Lyndale Corridor Master Plan
The corridor master plan was completed in 2005 and focuses on long-term changes rather than short-term improvements. The Lyndale Avenue corridor is defined as a community corridor in The Minneapolis Plan, the city’s adopted comprehensive plan. It provides housing, commercial goods and services, development opportunities, and major transit connections. Land use and transportation changes have already occurred, and additional change is anticipated. Recent proposals for housing and mixed-use developments have sparked neighborhood opposition, due in part to the lack of a shared vision for how the corridor can evolve. Completion of the South Lyndale Corridor Plan process was the final stage for realizing a community vision.
Future Land Use and Built Form
The future land use map in Minneapolis 2040 largely reflects the future land use recommendations from the corridor master plan. Commercial uses are concentrated along Lyndale Avenue and TH 121 while most of the remaining property in the area is guided for ‘Urban Neighborhood’. Minneapolis 2040 acknowledges the high demand for commercial retail in this area, and includes the opportunity for infill commercial mixed use development along the entire stretch of Lyndale Avenue. The small area plan does not include a parcel specific built form map, rather calling out key sites for medium or high density residential. The Minneapolis 2040 future built form map introduces the ‘Corridor 6’ category to most of the corridor fronting Lyndale Avenue, with ‘Interior 2’ applied on adjacent property before tapering to ‘Interior 1’ off of the corridor. Nearer the TH 121 right of way the ‘Transit 10’ district is applied to take advantage of potential redevelopment opportunity afforded through the eventual reconfiguration of the roadway.