Minneapolis, MN, Urban Agriculture Policy Plan
The subject of this plan is how urban agriculture (the local production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food in the urban environment) can be better supported as one of the city's urban land uses. It is a policy document to be incorporated into the city’s comprehensive plan. With the goal of promoting urban agriculture, it examines existing urban agriculture policies and facilities (farmers markets, community gardens, etc.), outlines issues and opportunities, and presents a series of recommendations to be pursued. Key recommendations include updating the zoning code to better support urban agriculture uses; incorporating urban agriculture into long range planning and encouraging it to be integrated with new construction projects as appropriate; and reviewing the city-owned land inventory and making land well-suited for urban agriculture available.
2010 Population: 382,578
2010 Population Density: 7,088.32/square mile