City staff are hosting two community meetings (one north/one south) to consider interest from the public regarding potential changes to the zoning code related to overnight shelters.
Staff from the Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) are currently evaluating changes to the City’s zoning ordinance for overnight shelters. The current regulations require that all new overnight shelters only be allowed accessory and incidental to an existing religious place of assembly. We are conducting a zoning study and are seeking participation from Minneapolis’ residents and business owners to discuss ideas, concerns, and opportunities to improve our existing regulations.
We have two upcoming community meetings that we would like to invite you to:
Monday, June 22, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 27, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
There will be a presentation about people experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis and an overview of peer city research. Afterward, we will be hosting small group discussions.
Questions may be directed to:
Shanna Sether, Senior City Planner