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:
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.
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?
Oops, looks like I misunderstood the post. I thought it was comparing density inside the urban boundary versus outside the urban boundary.
in that report there’s another map showing SFH density