Don't miss it, Portland! @janneformpls@twitter.com is awesome!

RT @pdx4all@twitter.com

@janneformpls@twitter.com has a special passion for the city of Minneapolis and how the way we build cities shapes people’s lives and daily choices. She co-founded @MoreNeighbors@twitter.com the group that led grassroots support of Minneapolis's comprehensive plan.

More at: bit.ly/exclusionaryzoning

🐦🔗: twitter.com/pdx4all/status/109

Pick a building style, pick a time period, someone has complained about it in this same exact way. Some even fought to change laws to prevent buildings they didn't like from getting built, because of who would be living in them.

bloomberg.com/news/features/20

In 60 years, the climate of Minneapolis will be something similar to Kansas. If we reduce emissions we can have Iowa. So, why build all this parking on an overwhelming amount of transit routes?

streets.mn/2019/02/12/why-the-

Is it too late to propose some changes to ?

RT @beyondchron@twitter.com

First, Minneapolis advocates legalized citywide triplexes. Now Austin's @GregCasar@twitter.com's "Affordability Unlocked" proposal legalizes six-unit, three-story apartments citywide so long as 50% are affordable. What city will be next? goo.gl/HyTmq5 @SPUR_Urbanist@twitter.com @MoreNeighbors@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/beyondchron/status

🚋@schmangee@twitter.com: "Vehicle miles traveled are down 2% in Minneapolis between 2007 and 2016 […] During that time the city gained roughly 30,000 residents."

Great to have this stat before . We will do more!
go.minneapolismn.gov

Thread: this is how easy it is to take neighborhood org funds from affordable housing when the deciders are largely those with no dire need to see it go to housing.

RT @WedgeLIVE@twitter.com

Big question right now is whether wedge live can walk to Kenwood fast enough to see the Lowry Hill neighborhood association spend $225k in housing money on fountain.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/WedgeLIVE/status/1

Any committee that hears public testimony on a residential energy disclosure ordinance because they'd like to help cost burdened renters out is definitely high in the running for "best committee"! Thread includes some good testimony:

RT @WedgeLIVE@twitter.com

Phillipe Cunningham lies! His committee is not the best committee. If this was Zoning and Planning, someone would have brought a scale model of the Witch's Hat Tower and drilled a hole into it by now.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/WedgeLIVE/status/1

Meanwhile, downzoning definitely stopped homes from getting built in Minneapolis. Neighborhoods that saw anti-apartment activism lead by their original gentrifiers, have had decades under the "experiment of downzoning" to show steadily rising rents and property values.

Bring warm clothes!

RT @loridroste@twitter.com

Maybe midrises aren’t your thing? How about undoing vestiges of an exclusionary history? 🤔 We are tri-ing something new in February. Maybe a field trip to Minneapolis or Seattle is in store...👀👀

🐦🔗: twitter.com/loridroste/status/

With Minneapolis getting praise in national headlines for a bold plan for equity and the climate action, combined with sad climate news headlines weekly: why are we still seriously considering massive parking structures for North Loop?

RT @WedgeLIVE@twitter.com

I'm here at City Hall where the Federal Reserve is presenting their 800 car parking ramp to the Planning Commission.

There will be lawn games.

Green space ccessible to the public 24/7/365.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/WedgeLIVE/status/1

Ward 12 isn't just 1 subtracted from Ward 13. It's a hotbed of activity. Come socialize with your Ward 12 friends on Feb 11.
facebook.com/events/2151042438

Based on our own tracking of planning commission approvals, at least 5,563 homes were approved to be built during 2018. We need 20k over the next 5 years to reach a healthy vacancy rate. streets.mn/2018/04/05/how-many

The weather models are looking scary for temperatures next week. Please chip in if you can:

RT @YouthLinkMN@twitter.com

To donate to keep YouthLink open during this cold snap, please visit: donate.youthlinkmn.org/10000fo; please visit our website at youthlinkmn.org to find other ways of helping.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/YouthLinkMN/status

St. Paul zoning laws may be restrictive, but they can't prevent you from showing up to the Merriam Park Library:

RT @BillLindeke@twitter.com

Neighbors for More Neighbors Saint Paul Kickoff
6 p.m. tonight
Merriam Park Library
1831 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

Saint Paul has been half-empty for too long!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BillLindeke/status

This project falls under the new Inclusionary Zoning law, which will require that 20% of units be affordable. This means you can also plan on a 60% increase in complaints about "height", "neighborhood character" and, "protecting the shoreland overlay"

RT @MSPBJnews@twitter.com

In Uptown, developer plans 10-story tower bit.ly/2UavvIa

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MSPBJnews/status/1

60% of residents of Lowry Hill rent, yet renters very rarely see NRP funds directed to them. Anything on this list would be a better use of money than rebuilding a fountain. mncompass.org/profiles/neighbo

RT @janneformpls@twitter.com

What could this fund?
-eviction court representation
-preserve some of the NOAH being lost in Lowry HIll
-renter emergency fund
-subsidized affordable housing or IX coop investments
-staff to engage renters
-rent stabilization for senior renters
-loans to build ADUs twitter.com/WedgeLIVE/status/1

🐦🔗: twitter.com/janneformpls/statu

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