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<p>Downtown Incentive Zoning International Downtown Association September 22, 2012 Jason Wittenberg, AICP</p> <p>Downtown Incentive ZoningInternational Downtown AssociationSeptember 22, 2012Jason Wittenberg, AICP</p> <p>Zoning in Downtown Minneapolis</p> <p>Policy 10.1: Promote building designs and heights that enhance and complement the image and form of the Downtown skyline, provide transition to the edges of Downtown and protect the scale and quality in areas of distinctive physical or historical character.</p> <p>Policy 10.2: Integrate pedestrian scale design features into Downtown site and building designs and infrastructure improvements.</p> <p>Policy 10.3: Use skyways to connect buildings Downtown.</p> <p>Intersections: Downtown 2025 Planhttp://www.downtownmpls.com/page/show/423275-2025-plan</p> <p>Zoning in Downtown Minneapolis</p> <p>The Basic Idea Zoning bonuses allow a developer to build a project that would not normally be allowed by the citys land use regulations in exchange for providing a something that is in the communitys interestsomething the city would not otherwise require of the developer. </p> <p>Incentive Zoning: Meeting Urban Design and Affordable Housing Objectives Author: Marya MorrisAmerican Planning Association2000</p> <p>Bonuses Outside of DowntownMixed use</p> <p>Enclosed/underground parking</p> <p>Affordable housing</p> <p>ARTICLE II. FLOOR AREA RATIO PREMIUMS</p> <p>549.190. Purpose. These regulations are established to promote development of exceptional quality by allowing the maximum floor area ratio of structures on a zoning lot to be increased where it is determined that the development on such zoning lot includes amenities that benefit the public and that contribute positively to the design and function of the downtown districts.Downtown Bonuses (Premiums)Skyway Connections</p> <p>Extra Credit?</p> <p>Indoor Open Space</p> <p>Through-Block Connections</p> <p>Outdoor Open Space</p> <p>Retail Sales &amp; Services</p> <p>Public Art</p> <p>Public Art </p> <p>Historic Preservation</p> <p>Arcades No Longer Eligible for Bonus</p> <p>Large Buildings Can Be Built Without Bonuses</p> <p>Lessons and Questions</p> <p>Many of Minneapolis downtown bonuses have not been used thoroughly because of the timing of the ordinance</p> <p>Plazas - The difficulty of getting it right</p> <p>What amenities should be required rather than offered as an incentive?For example:Bicycle amenitiesLandscaping &amp; green infrastructure</p> <p>Downtown Incentive ZoningJason WittenbergCity of MinneapolisInterim Planning Director</p> <p>jason.wittenberg@minneapolismn.gov612-673-2297</p>