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Land Use Practices: Exclusionary Zoning, de Facto or de Jure? An Examination of the Practices of Ten Suburban Communities in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

Lukermann, Barbara L. and Michael P. Kane.

Are the Twin Cities suburbs using planning practices and regulatory requirements that exclude low and moderate income households? This 1994 study examined ten suburban communities (Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Shakopee, and Woodbury). The communities were chosen partly to show what practices are being followed in the suburbs with the greatest job growth. The study found that current practices do limit opportunities for affordable housing in several of these suburbs. It is, however, unlikely that a legal suit could document exclusionary zonings in any of these communities.

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CURA 94-6. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
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