FMR, partners issue Minneapolis 2040 support statement

In response to the lawsuit challenging the Minneapolis 2040 plan on the basis of potential environmental harm, FMR coordinated a sign-on statement from several leading environmental and planning organizations:

Friends of the Mississippi River
Sierra Club North Star Chapter
American Planning Association - Minnesota Chapter
Cooperative Energy Futures
CURE (Clean Up the River Environment)
Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light
Move Minnesota
Neighbors for More Neighbors
Sustain St. Paul
University of Minnesota Planning Student Organization

The statement, released today, reaffirms our support for the 2040 plan's goals and environmental benefits.

In it, we list several major environmental benefits the 2040 plan can provide, and conclude, "Our city, state and country are facing a climate crisis, an affordable housing crisis and an equity crisis. We cannot afford to ignore these crises, and we cannot afford to delay our response; we need to act now. The 2040 Plan is part of the solution and it must be upheld."

Read the full statement and learn more about why FMR supports the Minneapolis 2040 plan.

For further questions or media inquiries, contact FMR Land Use & Planning Program Director Colleen O'Connor Toberman at or 651.222.2193 x29.

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