Uptown stakeholders discussed for small area plan

Renters, artists, suburbanites, cyclists, business owners and others were included on a long and diverse list of people who the Uptown Small Area Plan Steering Committee identified as area stakeholders at a January meeting.

The committee, comprised of neighborhood and business association representatives and City Council Member Ralph Remington (10th Ward), has been working with city staff and consultant Cunningham Group Architecture to develop a land use plan for Uptown. The plan will provide guidance for future land use in Uptown and a section of Hennepin Avenue.

City and Cunningham Group staff planned to arrange private sessions with a number of identified stakeholder groups to go over Uptown's existing conditions and talk about the area's strengths and weaknesses.

&#8220We have to gather as much information as possible to get a good plan,” said Principal City Planner Amanda Arnold.

The sessions will take place Feb. 7 and 8. The city will also host a community meeting Feb. 8 to discuss the same topics. The public meeting will take place in the former Borders Book Store space in Calhoun Square.

For more information about the Uptown plan, go to www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/planning/uptown-plan.asp.