Loring Park Neighborhood Master Plan

Winner of the Planning in Context Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the APA, 2013

Bill Weber participated on a team to prepare a master plan for the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. Team members included Peter Musty, management and urban design, Tom Borrup, the creative economy, and John Lauber, historic resources. Bill prepared the land use, zoning and public realm elements.

Loring Park is perhaps the most urban neighborhood in all of the Twin Cities. It includes thousands of apartments plus offices, shops, restaurants, hotels, the Minneapolis Convention Center, churches and schools plus the beautiful and historic Loring Park. All of these features are located within a short walk of the downtown core.

Bill synthesized the many prior related plans, interpreted the complex zoning regulations, outlined the document, prepared plan policies and helped lead the public participation process.

An issue of special interest to the neighborhood was how to respond to the new opportunities created by the proposed streetcar line on Nicollet Avenue. The final document was adopted as an element of the Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan.

The plan chapters are available here: Land Use and Built Form , Public Realm, Historic Resources, Arts and Culture, Sustainability.