Notice of a Public Hearing: Dinkytown Commercial Historic District

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 04:30 PM


Public Service Center
250 S 4th St
Room 350
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
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Rob Skalecki



The Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) will review and consider adopting design guidelines for the Dinkytown Commercial Historic District.

The Heritage Preservation Commission will meet on Monday, July 23, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 350 Public Service Center (PSC), 250 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN. Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Heritage Preservation Commission. After hearing from the public, the Heritage Preservation Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Monday prior to the meeting date).

In accordance with the Preservation Ordinance, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing. If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below. If you would like to submit comments, you may make them verbally at the meeting or submit them in writing to:


Rob Skalecki, Senior City Planner 505 Fourth Ave. S., #320, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 394-7851    Email: [email protected]


For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 612-673-2216. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-263-6850.

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Letter from Rob Skalecki, planner with the City of Minneapolis

July 2, 2024

RE: Dinkytown Commercial Historic District Design Guidelines

In 2023, the City of Minneapolis began drafting design guidelines for the Dinkytown Commercial Historic District. Community input and participation at engagement meetings in Fall 2023 helped shaped the final design guidelines. Please see the attached map to know which properties are in the Dinkytown Commercial Historic District. The guidelines will not apply to properties outside of these boundaries.

The February 13, 2024, meeting of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission identified further changes through commissioner comments. The State Historic Preservation Office has reviewed and recommended the design guidelines for approval. Changes were incorporated into the latest draft of the guidelines, available on the project website: (see QR code below).

The Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of these design guidelines at their Tuesday, July 23, 2024, meeting at 4:30 PM in City Council Chambers in room 350 on the third floor of the Public Service Center at 250 4th ST S. This will be a public hearing, where you can provide verbal comments if you wish. You may also submit your written comments to staff via e-mail, and we will ensure the Heritage Preservation Commission receives a copy of them. The staff report will be posted online at roughly one week before the meeting. 

Please see the project website, (see QR code below) for future updates. I am also available by email for any questions you may have.



Rob Skalecki

Senior City Planner – Historic Preservation

Planning Division

[email protected]


Posted by on July 02, 2024