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Historic Context for The Wedge’s Historic District

Last September, Ward 10 Council Member Lisa Bender’s office held an informational meeting regarding a proposed Lowry Hill East historic district. It was a homeowners-only affair, intended for those whose properties would be included, though there were plenty of party crashers: eager homeowners from outside the proposed boundaries, a guy from Kingfield, and at least two […]

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Sunday Summary – February 15, 2015

Here’s the week’s news beautifully gift boxed like yesterday’s Valentines candy.  You can select only your favorite chocolate covered cherries or sample each and every morsel.  Streets.mn assumes no liability for your choice of what you thought was the caramel but turned out to be the fruit cream. North By Midwest is a long post starting from […]

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Zoning’s Impact on Minneapolis Form

I’ve been re-reading the book Zoned Out on the bus ride to and from work lately, and it got me thinking about Minneapolis and our zoning history. While our whole city follows a rigid grid built largely along streetcar lines, some neighborhoods are clearly more dense than others. Minneapolis implemented its first zoning code in 1924, two years […]

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Chart of the Day: Zoning Decisions in Saint Paul over Time

I’m  member of the Saint Paul Planning Commission,and I thought I’d share a chart from the upcoming annual report, showing the number of zoning cases over time separated out by type. I don’t know if it’s interesting or not. You can read more about the Planning Commission here. Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer […]

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