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Can Accessory Dwelling Units Make Minneapolis Preservation More Economically Viable?

  • Mill City Museum 710 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55401 United States (map)

Sometimes houses of historic value are demolished as the result of an economic calculation. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) could change that calculation in favor of retaining existing homes. This type of infill construction can add density to a neighborhood while retaining the historic character and sense of place. 

Accessory Dwelling Units will be the topic of the June 24th Breakfast With a Preservationist. Shanna Sether, Senior City Planner for the Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development department, and Bill Lindeke, urban observer and contributor to Streets.MN, will present various aspects of ADU’s, describing the new ADU ordinance, and how these dwellings will add to neighborhood and city vitality by increasing the number of people with access through walking and bicycling to retail, service, and other destinations.

The program begins at 8AM. Typical presentations take 40 minutes, which always transition into very thoughtful questions by audience members. The event promptly at 9AM. 

Meter parking is available on 2nd Street or in a parking ramp across the street. Please bring a contribution for the coffee and bakery goodies.