Like all places, Brooklyn Center is on a path of BECOMING as it grows into a resilient community that is thriving, diverse, safe, and inclusive.
The goal of the Becoming Brooklyn Center is to support and progress the City’s vision of a thriving, diverse, safe, and inclusive community. This includes:
- Strengthening the City’s core identity and image
- Defining and pursuing a new vision for growth in the city center
- Ensuring that new development benefits City residents directly
- Building on existing plans and policies, including the 2040 Comprehensive Plan
- Strengthening investments the City has made in land and infrastructure
- Listening to the community and incorporating their preferences, insights, and expertise
The project is a collection of several related activities working toward common goals. Main components will include:
- New zoning code (a zoning code is a written regulation and law that defines how property in a specific area can be used) and other regulations to replace outdated versions. The new code will be easier to use, align with state law, and better reflect community goals.
- Site-specific development plans for priority redevelopment sites including the 80-acre Opportunity Site, the former Sears property, and property owned by the City Economic Development Authority (EDA).
- Master plan for the Opportunity Site in coordination with Alatus, a Minneapolis-based developer, as they design and plan for an initial development phase of the project.
- Brooklyn Boulevard redevelopment framework to provide guidance for redevelopment of City-owned properties along the corridor, in coordination with the reconstruction of Brooklyn Boulevard.
EMAIL AND TEXT UPDATES
To learn about specific project areas, provide input, and follow updates, visit the Opportunity Site page, the Brooklyn Boulevard page, and the 57th and Logan page.
Community Development Director
City of Brooklyn Center