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a written regulation and law that defines how property in a specific area can be used) and other regulations to replace outdated versions.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.
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Community Development Director
City of Brooklyn Center