Notice of a Public Hearing: Regulating Rooming Houses, Single Room Occupancy

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 04:30 PM

Event contact

Amber Turnquest




Amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to the Zoning Code, as follows:


Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions

Chapter 525 Administration and Enforcement

Chapter 527 Planned Unit Development

Chapter 530 Site Plan Review

Chapter 531 Nonconforming Uses and Structures

Chapter 535 Regulations of General Applicability

Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards

Chapter 537 Accessory Uses and Structures

Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking and Loading

Chapter 546 Residence Districts

Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts

Chapter 548 Commercial Districts

Chapter 549 Downtown Districts

Chapter 550 Industrial Districts

Chapter 551 Overlay Districts


The purpose of the amendment is to adopt a regulatory framework to allow for new — and to better regulate existing — rooming houses, single room occupancy units and congregate living facilities. 

The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19. The public may view the public hearing using the following options: Watch on Comcast Channel 14 or 799 or live on   

If you have questions about the project, please contact one of the City staff people listed below.  If you would like to submit comments, you may submit them via the link above or by emailing:

Amber Turnquest, Principal City Planner, 612-352-6047, [email protected]

Jason Wittenberg, Planning Manager, 612-673-2297, [email protected]

Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning 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 Wednesday prior to the meeting date).

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 612-673-3710. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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