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CURA Housing Forum - Planned Unit Development Policies in the Twin Cities Region: Insights on Flexible Zoning

Date and time: 
June 15, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Carlson School of Management
Room L-110 (Honeywell Auditorium)
U of MN - West Banik Campus
321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN  55455

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This forum highlight the results of a CURA-funded study of planned unit development (PUD) policies and implementation in the Twin Cities region. The study revealed that the practice of planned unit development is widely varied, with communities pursuing a range of goals, including improving design, protecting natural resources, and facilitating redevelopment. The findings offer useful insights related to PUD ordinances, projects, and the negotiation efforts that are central to using this flexible zoning tool. Panelists shared their diverse experiences with PUDs.

Speaker: Carissa Schively Slotterback, Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program, Humphrey School of Public Affairs


  • Meg McMonigal, Planning and Zoning Supervisor, City of St. Louis Park
  • Kevin Ringwald, Director of Planning and Development, City of Chaska
  • Hilary Dvorak, Interim Planning Manager, City of Minneapolis

The Powerpoint presentation from this Housing Forum is available below.

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