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Minneapolis is growing

and will continue to grow…

Done right, this new growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all.

Minneapolis 2040

will be a plan that shapes how the city will grow and change.

Over the past year, city planners have learned a lot from Minneapolis residents about the future of our city.

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One theme is: As the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth.

Historically, not everyone has.

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Today, the Twin Cities has among the largest disparities among persons of color and indigenous peoples compared with white people in poverty rates, homeownership, employment, and level of education.

Minneapolis 2040

This plan is one opportunity to undo barriers & overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.

You told us it can be difficult to access jobs that are not located nearby.

Currently, more jobs are accessible via a 30-minute car trip, than via a 30-minute mass transit trip.

Working together, we can change this.

What can we do?

As jobs increase, make sure we have enough places for new businesses close to where Minneapolis residents live.

Provide better mass transit to places of employment.

We’ve heard concerns about the rising cost of housing.

Minneapolis is becoming a less affordable place to live, especially for people of color.

Working together, we can change this.

These orange neighborhoods were considered ‘affordable’ for rental (based on average income by race).

Areas Affordable in 2000 for:

Black or African American

Hispanic or Latino

White

Areas Affordable in 2014 for:

Black or African American

Hispanic or Latino

White

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We’ve heard that not everyone has access to the type of housing that meets their needs.

Working together, we can change this.

What can we do?

Build a wider variety of housing types at all affordability levels.

Increase the supply of housing to help keep all housing more affordable.

We’ve also heard that you value well-designed and environmentally sustainable buildings.

Today, buildings represent 63% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.

To achieve our goal of 80% reduction by 2050, we need to cut building greenhouse gas emissions by more than half.

What can we do?

Retrofit existing buildings to reduce energy consumption and dependency on fossil fuels.

Ensure that new buildings are as energy efficient as possible.

You told us that you want the city to be more walkable, bikeable, and mass transit-friendly, with easy access to jobs and daily needs near where you live.

Today, 9 out of 10 trips in Minneapolis are taken in personal automobiles.

A 40% reduction in car trips is necessary to achieve the city’s climate goals.

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What can we do?

Build more housing, retail, and places for employment, especially near mass transit.

Ensure people can get goods and services close to where they live by building more stores in under-served areas.

Ensure the city’s streets prioritize walking, bicycling, and mass transit.

Make the city more pleasant for walking and continue to build a system of protected bike lanes.

Working together

this new growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all.

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Stay tuned... and stay in touch!

We will use your comments to inform the first draft of Minneapolis 2040, to be released for comment in Spring 2018.