Land Use 

   Action 9. Compact Development Adopt policy that demonstrably increases overall city residential and/or commercial density. GSC BP#7

   Action 10. Update Zoning to Enable Transit Oriented Development & Complete Neighborhoods – Adopt mixed-use by-right zoning, along with TIF districts, to increase complete neighborhoods. GSC BPA#8


   Action 11. Adopt a complete streets policy that includes green infrastructure. GSC BP#11

   Action 12. Continually increase bike/walk/transit infrastructure funding. GSC BP#11

   Action 13. Reduce or eliminate parking minimums. Resource GSC New Approaches to Parking Management.

   Action 14.  Price curb and structured parking. Resource New Approaches to Parking Management.

  Action 15. Adopt a travel demand management &/or transit-oriented development ordinance.  GSC BP#14

  Action 16. Adopt make-ready EV conduit standards for parking lots and/or commercial/multi-family. Resource Drive Electric MN Becoming E.V. Ready Sample Ordinances

Action 18.  City-County Coordinated E.V. Infrastructure planning & investments and vehicle procurement to expand City & County E.V. Fleets, E.V. Charging Infrastructure, E.V. Car Sharing and Electric Busses. Resources MNDOT E.V. Infrastructure Planning  Drive Electric MN/Cities Charging Ahead

Action 17.  Coordinated VMT Reduction – City & County representatives meeting to coordinate & align county transportation investments and city land use policies to reduce VMT, expand access, equity, safety, mode shifts, (transit, bike, ped, telework, hybrid commuting) E.V. car sharing, mobility hubs, shared & advanced mobility and make the most of Transit Oriented Development & large site re-developments.

  • Now – Transportation is the #1 emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Minnesota. In 2016, Minnesota generated 154.2 million tons of CO2e with 40.3 million tons of CO2e (26%) coming from the transportation sector. MNDOT Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation Report 

Goal – cut GHG’s from transportation 50% by 2030 & become net zero by 2050.

  • How – Update Zoning for Compact/Mixed Use Development, Complete Streets & Neighborhoods, Transit Corridor Investment/TOD, E.V. Access/Car Sharing, Update Parking Policies, Mobility Hubs, Expand E.V. Fleets & Busses, Build Out E.V. Charging Network, Electrify Medium & Heavy Duty Vehicles, Travel Demand Management, Hybrid Commuting, Re-Focus Transportation Investments to reduce VMT & GHGs & expand access, equity, safety & resilience
  • New Opportunities – Federal IIJA Transportation Funds, Federal IRA’22 E.V. Tax Credits
  • Co-Benefits – clean air, livable, complete neighborhoods, reduced commute time & costs, resilience and increased access, health, safety, equity & community connections