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Appeal Likely Over Green Review of Minneapolis Housing Plan

June 17, 2022, 9:30 AM

A Minnesota district court invalidated a long-term growth and development strategy for the city of Minneapolis, a ruling the city may appeal.

“We are still reviewing the order and, while we anticipate filing an appeal, will consider all options,” Deputy Minneapolis Attorney Erik Nilsson said in a statement.

Minnesota District Court Judge Joseph Klein ruled Wednesday that the city can’t proceed with a citywide plan that could lead to construction of nearly 150,000 new residential units “unless and until” the city satisfies requirements of the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act, including conducting an environmental review of the plan.

At issue in ...