Map Monday: Twin Cities Multi-Family Density

One of streets.mn’s loyal readers pointed me toward this great map from a recent report at last week’s Met Council meeting. Here’s the map:

 

density-of-multi-family-housing

Inside the metro urban service area, multifamily density averages 35 units per acre, whereas all housing (all types) averages 6 units per acre. It’s also interesting to see how many multifamily units are built in the suburbs, in general.

I think this reinforces how important the Met Council has been in regulating and setting the tone for land use planning and development patterns in Minnesota, especially around housing.

 


Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

, ,

3 Responses to Map Monday: Twin Cities Multi-Family Density

  1. Aaron December 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    How does this compare to the single family housing density ratio? If I had to pick one defining property of the area outside the urban service area is that it is not urban, and thus has a lower average housing density. Any way to compare municipalities/census tracts just inside/just outside boundary?

    • Aaron December 12, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

      Oops, looks like I misunderstood the post. I thought it was comparing density inside the urban boundary versus outside the urban boundary.

    • Bill Lindeke
      Bill Lindeke December 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

      in that report there’s another map showing SFH density

Note on Comments

streets.mn welcomes opinions from many perspectives. Please refrain from attacking or disparaging others in your comments. streets.mn sees debate as a learning opportunity. Please share your perspective in a respectful manner.

Thanks for commenting on streets.mn!