DMNA Strongly Opposed to City Proposal to Expand Downtown Entertainment Billboard District

The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association has passed a motion strongly opposing the City’s proposal to amend the regulation of off-premises signs and billboards and to expand the Downtown Entertainment Billboard District into Downtown East, around US Bank Stadium and The Commons.  You can read the letter that the DMNA submitted to the City via the link below:

https://www.thedmna.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/DMNA-Letter-Zoning-Code-Text-Amendment-Amending-Title-20-of-the-Minneapolis-Code-of-Ordinances-REVISED2.pdf

The City of Minneapolis Planning Commission is meeting on Monday afternoon, January 8, at 4:30 p.m. The last item on the agenda is this proposal.  Below is a link to the meeting agenda:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/meetings/planning/WCMSP-207570 

You can review Zoning Administrator Steve Poor’s staff report via this link:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/…/webconte…/wcmsp-207587.pdf

Please consider joining us at the Planning Commission meeting on Monday to express your opinions about this ordinance amendment. You can also express your thoughts in writing prior to the meeting to Zoning Administrator Steve Poor at steve.poor@minneapolismn.gov  or you can contact your City Council Members.

Below is a link to the presentation shown at the DMNA Land Use Committee meeting on January 2:

https://www.thedmna.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/DMNA-Land-Use-Committee-Billboard-presentation.pdf 

There have been numerous stories in the local media over the past few weeks about this proposal:

WCCO TV Story regarding billboard proposal

KSTP Story regarding billboard proposal

Star Tribune article regarding billboard proposal