Land Use & Planning

Land Use & Planning
DNR sues Minneapolis over riverfront development rules
A riverfront property owner wants to build a home right on the edge of the erosion-prone bluff, breaking the rules Minneapolis adopted to protect the river. But the city approved the plan anyway, setting a concerning precedent. Read more
Rendering of house development on river bluff
It's BAFF time: The deterrent MN needs to stop invasive carp
This legislative session, FMR is once again pursuing funding to install a deterrent at Lock and Dam 5 — but with a key difference from last year. Read more
A close-up of a taxidermied invasive carp, with the blurred Minnesota Capitol building in the background.
Our 2024 legislative priorities
It’s time to finish what we started. Here's what FMR will be working to accomplish at the Capitol this year. Read more
The dome of the Minnesota Capitol building, seen in front of an evening blue sky. Text says "MNLEG 2024."
Is there enough 'action' in the DNR's new invasive carp action plan?
The Minnesota DNR recently released its updated Invasive Carp Action Plan. We think the plan is mostly good, but we'd like to see more urgency in one key area. Read more
Silver carp jumping behind motor in waterway
The Atlantic takes on Minneapolis 2040
Because of our advocacy for climate-smart dense urban development, national magazine The Atlantic reached out to FMR Land Use & Planning Director Colleen O'Connor Toberman to get our perspective on Minneapolis 2040. Read more
Minneapolis skyline at night
How does FMR evaluate development plans?
What do we consider "good" development? FMR keeps tabs on riverfront development proposals and community response to them. Here's an overview of our process and the criteria we use to evaluate potential big changes to our river and its banks. Read more
Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis with buildings, bridge and Pillsbury Flour sign
Media shines spotlight on FMR staff and creative solutions for vexing river issues
Whether clean-water crops, carp or buckthorn, the expertise of FMR staff has been on full display. Read more
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