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Policy Summary

This policy expressly allows "edible landscaping" in meeting zoning requirements for landscaping not subject to "general landscaping" or "parking and loading landscaping" requirements.

Background Information

State Minnesota
Jurisdiction Name Minneapolis
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
Yes

The chapter's purpose section lists, among other purposes, "to promote development that is compatible with …natural features" of the land. § 530.10.

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

The purpose of this policy is to "promote development that is compatible with nearby properties, neighborhood character, natural features and plans adopted by the city council, to minimize pedestrian and vehicular conflict, to reinforce public spaces, to promote public safety, and to visually enhance development." § 530.10.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 530.20

Addresses implementation?
Yes

Chapter 525 describes administration and enforcement of the zoning code. § 530.40 and ch. 525.

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This code is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota Code of Ordinances, Title 20 Zoning Code, Chapter 530 Site Plan Review, Article IV Landscaping and Screening. History: 2005-Or-038, § 23, 4-29-05; 2012-Or-017, § 1, 3-30-2012.