Tag: Zoning

  • Zoning modernization takes first steps at Capitol

    Zoning modernization takes first steps at Capitol

    As the legislature moves into its third month of the 2023 session, Minnesota’s crisis-level housing supply challenge took its first step forward. Rep. Steve Elkins (DFL-Bloomington) authored HF 2235, a zoning modernization bill, calling it the ‘Legalize Affordable Housing Act’. The measure cleared its first hurdle, passing out of the House of Representatives Housing Committee. […] Read More

  • Bill on Zoning Changes Heard at the Legislature

    Bill on Zoning Changes Heard at the Legislature

    The leading zoning reform bill at the legislature, HF 2235 (Elkins), was heard in the Minnesota House Housing Committee on earlier this week. Among many things, the bill includes provisions that would: Nick Erickson, senior director of housing policy for Housing First Minnesota, was a testifier at the hearing and explained the significance of this […] Read More

  • How zoning broke the American city

    How zoning broke the American city

    Q & A with M. Nolan Gray, researcher, planner and Mercatus Center-affiliated scholar This is an edited excerpt from the let’s Talk Housing podcast interview with M. Nolan Gray Q: Let’s start with a little background information. How did you get into city planning and what drew you to focus on poor zoning policy and […] Read More

  • City of Plymouth proposes new inclusionary zoning policy

    City of Plymouth proposes new inclusionary zoning policy

    The city of Plymouth unveiled the final draft of its moderate-income housing policy, which aims to increase the production of housing units in the city available to residents making less than the area median income. Under the proposal, all types of new housing receiving financial assistance from the city would need to reserve 10% to […] Read More

  • Senate takes first step toward addressing exclusionary zoning

    Senate takes first step toward addressing exclusionary zoning

    As the Minnesota Legislature convenes for its 2022 session, legislators find Minnesota’s housing market facing historic headwinds. The inventory of available homes is consistently at or among the worst in the United States, the homeownership equity gap measures the worst in the country and new-home housing affordability in our state is the worst in the […] Read More

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