Becoming Brooklyn Center
The goal of the Becoming Brooklyn Center project is to make progress toward 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a written regulation and law that defines how property in a specific area can be used) and other regulations to replace outdated versions.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 codes will be easier to use and better reflect community goals.
- New zoning districts and design standards including transit-oriented development and mixed-use districts. A mixed-use district blends residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, and/or entertainment uses into one space.
- Site-specific development plans for priority redevelopment sites including the 81-acre Opportunity Site, the former Sears property, and property owned by the Economic Development Authority (EDA) at County Road 10/57th Avenue & Logan Avenue.
- Master plan for the 81-acre 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.
The Becoming Brooklyn Center process began in March 2019 and will be underway until early-2021. It will be divided into five main phases: