Author: Aaron Berger

Aaron Berger

Aaron is a doctoral student of epidemiology who studies the health effects of public policies. He lives in Longfellow, Minneapolis, and serves on the city's Pedestrian Advisory Committee. You may see him biking around south Minneapolis with his outboard motor (aka kid on a tagalong).

Interior 2 Zoning

The Last Temptation of the YIMBY

When I heard that Minneapolis’s comprehensive plan would remove restrictions on building two- to four-unit homes in areas previously zoned R1 or R1A (including my neighborhood, Longfellow) I was thrilled. I consider the restrictions on these types of “missing middle” housing a nearly insurmountable threat to achieving Minneapolis’s population growth and sustainability goals. In addition, […]