Want to catch a glimpse of what Linden Hills could soon look like? Then you need to stop by the city's open house on the recently drafted small area plan for the neighborhood Wednesday night.
The initiative was put together by the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) and the City of Minneapolis' Community Development and Economic Development Department. LHiNC began its quest for a small area plan in March 2012 after the controversial Linden Corner development was shot down by the city council. Small area plans are fairly common throughout Minneapolis, and allow neighborhood preferences to be embedded in the city’s zoning code.
According to the LHiNC, plan topics include land use, building and site design, connectivity and parking, heritage preservation, and sustainability. The open house will be staffed by city staff and the consultant, Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.
The open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Linden Hills Park Building, 3100 W. 43rd St.
Unable to attend? Comments on the plan can be sent to Brian Schaffer between now and Oct. 21:
Brian Schaffer CPED-Long Range Planning Division 105 5th Ave. S. Room 200 Minneapolis, MN 55401
For more information on the project and to see the next steps, go to LHSAP.org. See the full small area plan draft here.