Do you know what's in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan?

The City’s draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan has many of the right goals. But its strategies won’t work because they were drawn up without meaningful community input. As a result, the plan will benefit developers at the expense of neighborhoods and local businesses, families, older people and the disabled.

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Salon debunks Mpls 2040 premise that building more market-rate housing will produce more affordable housing: "In August of this year, an oversaturation of market-rate and luxury rentals in big cities meant that housing costs dropped — for the wealthy. 'U.S. cities struggling with soaring housing costs have found some success in lowering rents this year, but that relief has not reached the renters most at risk of losing their housing,' the Washington Post reported."  Click below to read more.

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There have been a lot of claims made by the City about how environmentally responsible the draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan is.  But one of the fundamental things about the Plan is that it proposes demolishing existing housing and replacing it with more housing.  The argument is that the new housing will be more energy-efficient than the old housing.  But a recent study from the National Trust for Historic Preservation debunks this myth.  This groundbreaking study concludes that building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction. Moreover, it can take between 10 and 80 years for a new, energy-efficient building to overcome, through more efficient operations, the negative climate change impacts that were created during the construction process. This just shows…

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Party With a Purpose: Smart Growth Minneapolis Happy Hour

When: Thursday, October 25, 5:00-7:00 pm.
What: Get informed – demand that the City of Minneapolis not approve the plan without an environmental study
Where: The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis 410 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN
JOIN US: View Event on Eventbrite

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