ppa PLANNING & LAND USE committee
Current chair is John Wicks and co-chair is John Kari.
The Committee examines proposals for land use for commercial development and major structural changes to residential homes.
Note: Planning & Land Use is PPA's longest standing committee (and traditionally very active) going back to the 1960's. It was formerly called "Zoning & Project Review".
Prospect Park Planning Framework for 2040
The Prospect Park Planning Framework for 2040 represents the community's vision for change and continuity into the futuree. Prospect Park Association (PPA) seeks to meet the opportunities and challenges of new housing and economic development through actions that support equity and diversity. The aim is to demonstrate inclusive community building and innovative development projects, public realm improvements, and infrastructure. The plan also contains an implementation section that shows how the plan can be achieved, including an MOU process, design guidelines, a new zoning overlay zone, call for financial tools, policies and resources, and capital improvements.
This planning framework is the culmination of coordinated work with Prospect Park 20/20, the University of Minnesota, the Towerside Innovation District, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, St. Anthony Park Community Council, and the Towerside Business Alliance. The process included extensive community engagement including workshops, special events, walking tours, and three written community surveys. The process also included review of numersous previously developed planning documents related to Prospect Park (see Appendix B).
This Framework supports the city's long-term goals for 2040 through its comprehensive plan, community values, land use improvements, infrastructure investment proposals, and implementation directions. The following PPA committees reviewed the Planning Framework: Planning & Land Use, Livability, and Transportation & Safety. The plan was then approved by the Planning & Land Use Committee, and the PPA Board of Directors.
Monthly meetings are held typically in the first week of the month.