Ward One October Newsletter

Ward 1 News from Minneapolis Council Member Kevin Reich
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October 2017

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kevin Reich
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-673-2201

Email:
kevin.reich@minneapolismn.gov

Neighborhoods

Audubon Park
Columbia Park
Como
Holland
Logan Park
Marshall Terrace
Mid-City Industrial
Northeast Park
Waite Park
Windom Park

City of Lakes

Council Member's Message

Minneapolis is a city of plans. We have neighborhood small area plans, larger community plans like the Central Avenue Small Area Plan and the Lowry Avenue NE Corridor Plan, and citywide plans like our transportation action plan Access Minneapolis. Overarching all of these plans is the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change.

The City’s Comprehensive Plan provides a common vision for elected officials, City staff, developers, neighborhood groups and other community stakeholders and guides implementation to ensure progress toward that vision. The plan covers issues such as housing, job creation, environmental systems, public health, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. Because planning is a dynamic process, we revisit and update our plan every ten years.  To that end, we launched Minneapolis 2040, a multi-year planning and update process, in 2016. Once the Comp Plan update is completed, it will spur updates to Access Minneapolis, the Central Avenue plan and more.

As one of the members of the Minneapolis 2040 steering committee, I have been closely involved in shaping the plan’s vision and priorities. In April 2016 I authored a resolution establishing the goals of our Comp Plan update, with an emphasis on ensuring equitable outcomes in the built, natural and economic environment. To read that resolution, click HERE.

Civic engagement is an essential piece of this process and I encourage everyone to get involved and make your voice heard. I’ve talked with many Ward One stakeholders about Minneapolis 2040 at neighborhood meetings and events, one-on-one and in groups, and will continue to do so as the process moves forward. Please visit the Minneapolis 2040 website to learn more about the process, timeline, and engagement opportunities: https://minneapolis2040.com/.

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