Proposed Ordinance Change to Allow Intentional Communities — Info Session on 5/31

Info Session #1: May 31st at 6:30 pm at the Minneapolis Central Library


Link to Intentional Community FAQs


***E-mail From Council Member Cam Gordon to Minneapolis Neighborhood Associations**

Dear Neighborhood Leader,

I am writing to let you know that there will be an informational public meeting about an ordinance I am working on that would allow Intentional Communities to share housing in Minneapolis.  The current Minneapolis zoning code prohibits more than 3 unrelated adults from living together in low-density areas, and more than 5 unrelated adults from living together in higher-density areas.  This has been preventing some groups and families of people not related by blood or marriage, who want to be able to legally share housing and live as a functional family, from sharing housing.  The proposal I have authored with the help of the Minneapolis Coalition for Intentional Communities would allow intentional communities to register with the City, and legally share housing similar to a traditional family.

I am attaching a document about the ordinance with more information so you can read a little bit more about the proposal. Let me know if you would like to see the draft ordinance language as well and I can send that in a separate email.

The first informational meeting I have planned about this will be held on Tuesday, May 31, from 6:30-8:30pmat the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, in the Doty Boardroom.  The meeting will include a presentation and plenty of time for questions.

If it would be helpful for me to attend a meeting in your neighborhood about this ordinance proposal, I am happy to do so.  Please email Nancy in my office at with a date, time and location, or call my office at 673-2202.  That’s also the number to call if you have any questions.

Intentional Community FAQs



Cam Gordon

Minneapolis City Council Member, Second Ward

673-2202, 296-0579