Public Participation in Planning

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nBode
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Public Participation in Planning

Postby nBode » December 19th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Hello everyone,

I am writing a thesis on the effects of public participation in planning/urban development, and I'd like to organize a catalogue/list of projects and plans in the Twin Cities which saw public opposition. I'm hoping there are examples from different neighborhoods. These could be building proposals such as the Alatus Project or the Dinkytown hotel, or things such as bicycle infrastructure, bus lines/stops, plans for public space, Minneapolis 2040, etc.

I thought soliciting streets.mn users would be faster than trying to remember/find everything myself. I'd really appreciate your help.

Thanks much!

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby amiller92 » December 19th, 2019, 1:08 pm

Bergran's redevelopment (traffic and parking): https://streets.mn/2019/05/24/what-abou ... d-parking/
D Line stop at 48th and Chicago: https://streets.mn/2018/08/30/dont-take-the-bus-away/
2040 Plan (I'll spare you links on this one)
26th/28th Street bike lanes: https://streets.mn/2017/09/27/the-myste ... fic-chaos/
38th Street bike lane: https://streets.mn/2017/05/12/parking-on-38th-street/ and https://streets.mn/2017/05/09/why-even- ... bike-lane/
Bloomington Ave bike lane: https://streets.mn/2017/01/24/parking-parking-parking/
Alia (already on your list): https://streets.mn/2016/05/05/preserving-nothing/
3rd Ave bike lanes (although maybe that was more Goodman and the Downtown Council opposition more than "public")
Safety changes to Minnehaha Parkway
Proposed North Minneapolis Greenway
Proposed Federal Reserve Parking Ramp
Proposed Conservation District next to the light rail
Light rail

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby alexschief » December 19th, 2019, 1:38 pm

Please do not forget the famous Nazi Lane Protest of 2017.

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby minntransplant » December 19th, 2019, 3:10 pm

38th and Bryant redevelopment. Lawsuit! https://wedgelive.com/2018/08/neighbors ... ts-at.html

3329 Nicollet. The neighborhood was pitched 2 proposals, and naturally people objected to the one with more density. So we got mostly "townhomes" instead. https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/d ... -nicollet/

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby ko123 » December 20th, 2019, 6:24 am

The trailer park at Stinson Blvd. and Lowry...

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby EOst » December 20th, 2019, 9:18 am

How broadly are you defining "public opposition"? Nearly every project in the Twin Cities faces some level of public opposition, but I assume you don't just want a list of every single project.

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby amiller92 » December 20th, 2019, 10:08 am

38th and Bryant redevelopment. Lawsuit! https://wedgelive.com/2018/08/neighbors ... ts-at.html

3329 Nicollet. The neighborhood was pitched 2 proposals, and naturally people objected to the one with more density. So we got mostly "townhomes" instead. https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/d ... -nicollet/
The one Grand too at like 48th too.

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby nBode » December 21st, 2019, 9:14 am

How broadly are you defining "public opposition"? Nearly every project in the Twin Cities faces some level of public opposition, but I assume you don't just want a list of every single project.
This is a very good question; thanks for asking. I guess my priorities are as follows:

1. having examples from diverse neighborhoods (primarily in socioeconomic terms)
2. having examples with different amounts of oppositional success (i.e. project realized as proposed vs project cancelled)
3. having examples of different types of projects (i.e. apartment building vs bicycle lanes)

So if there are projects in areas which normally don't bring out opposition they would be relevant for me, even if the opposition is relatively small. I would prefer one project with small opposition in Folwell than a multitude of projects in The Wedge. Granted, there needs to be some documentation of the public input.

I hope that makes sense. If you're not sure, list it!

Additionally, links are most appreciated, thanks for including them. :)

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby David Greene » December 22nd, 2019, 7:48 pm

I will hold up Stops for Us as an example of "opposition" meant to pressure public agencies to do the right thing. Members were opposed to a Green Line without stations at Hamline, Victoria and Western. They not only won, they changed the federal rules to allow communities throughout the country to win too.

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby EOst » December 23rd, 2019, 4:11 pm

I guess I still need a little more clarification. Are you only looking for NIMBY-type opposition, or the kind that most of us here would consider positive/progressive, like public opposition to a freeway? Does it matter if the effort was successful or not? Etc.

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby nBode » December 23rd, 2019, 4:47 pm

I guess I still need a little more clarification. Are you only looking for NIMBY-type opposition, or the kind that most of us here would consider positive/progressive, like public opposition to a freeway? Does it matter if the effort was successful or not? Etc.
Success doesn't matter—in fact it would be good to have both successful and unsuccessful campaigns.

Not only NIMBY-type examples, if you know of other examples please share.

I am looking for more-recent things. Say within the past decade or so. Thanks again.

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby bubzki2 » December 24th, 2019, 9:00 am

I'm surprised the Ford Plant project hasn't been brought up yet. That one was (is?) a doozy.

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby Cat349F » December 24th, 2019, 2:11 pm

I'm surprised the Ford Plant project hasn't been brought up yet. That one was (is?) a doozy.
That one has opposition on both ends. ‘Stop the Ford Plan’ by the neighborhood opposing the higher density compared to what is there currently.
https://www.livablefordvillage.com/our-vision-2

And you have the group that wants the density even higher than proposed.
https://sustainstpaul.org/2018/10/11/fo ... ig-reveal/
Unsustainable fossil burning fool.

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Re: Public Participation in Planning

Postby nBode » February 6th, 2020, 5:15 pm

Hey, thanks everyone for the input.

As a slight aside: I'm wondering if anyone here would be able to help get me in touch with people involved with urban planning for Minneapolis and also for San Francisco? Please DM me if you have any connections :)


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