13 Amendments that would actually help achieve the plan’s goals
Along with the Star Tribune editorial board, Minneapolis for Everyone supports the goals of Minneapolis 2040 — especially regarding racial and economic disparities, increasing affordable housing and protecting (not merely “tending to”) the environment. Unlike the editorial board, however, we believe the plan’s strategies lack the focus and specificity necessary to achieve those critical … Continue reading 13 Amendments that would actually help achieve the plan’s goals
Speculative exuberance in the Mpls real estate market: a letter to city officials
Dear Council Members and Mayor Frey, There have been recent reports in the press about investors buying up swaths of housing on the North Side of Mpls for speculative investment. This is nothing new. After the last real estate bubble, Minneapolis and surrounding areas became more visible on speculators’ radar as a great place to … Continue reading Speculative exuberance in the Mpls real estate market: a letter to city officials
The Fed says Home Prices Driven by Income, not Availability
Feds data shows housing costs are driven by income and not by housing availability.
Comments from Pat Doyle on the 2040 Plan
Replacing single story houses with multi-story ones will increase prices, leading to an exodus and rezoning of lower class communities, inviting in the middle and upper class ones.
Orcena Lyle: Plan 2040 – Summary, Criticism, and Recommendations
The creation of YIMBY movement, and their argument that up-zoning is a good thing. Concerns over the necessity of the 2040 plan and recommendations for a new plan.
What Were You Thinking?
Bruce’s views express concerns over affordability of 4- and 6-plexes and concerns over preserving historic structures.
Response to John Edward’s piece, “Beyond Apocalyptic Yard Signs.”
The importance of high frequency transit nodes in line with building throughout the city to maintain mobility and economic vitality.
The Theology of YIMBY
Understands the need for more housing but deregulation of the housing industry and the YIMBY movement is only beneficial to developers.
Minneapolis: A City of Children, except in the 2040 Comp Plan – Housing
Children will miss out on green gardens and pets, as well as smaller spaces to live.
Fourplexes will not create affordable housing
The removal of single family homes and duplexes to be replaced by fourplexes to lead to unaffordable housing.