Judge Axes Minneapolis 2040 Plan

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Steve Katkov is quoted in a Finance and Commerce article discussing a court ruling in connection with one of the country's most progressive and controversial approaches to city planning, the Minneapolis 2040 Plan.

Hennepin County District Judge Joseph Klein ruled against the city’s plan to upzone the city and eliminate single-family zoning. While authorized to have a buildout of 150,000 units, the city anticipates less than 43,000 new units by 2040. The court sided with the Plaintiffs in this matter, who expressed their concern for “pollution through intensified density, traffic and loss of trees and green space” resulting from the Minneapolis 2040 Plan.

“He has found no evidence of major redevelopments of single-family homes into two or three-unit buildings,” Steve noted.

“Rather, the court relies upon the presumption of a full buildout under the plan,” he added. 

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