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Thursday, May 03, 2007


There is a Planning Commission public hearing on Council Member Betsy Hodges' proposed ordinance to address “McMansions” on Monday, May 7, at 4:30 PM in the Council Chambers.

The last public hearing was packed with opponents of the proposed ordinance, led by the Realtor’s Association.

I believe that it is extremely important that some Southeast residents attend this public hearing to counterbalance that opposition and make clear that this tool will not only help address McMansions in Southwest Minneapolis, but will help prevent small single family homes from being torn down and replaced with oversize de-facto “dorms.”

If you live in Southeast (or anywhere) and are concerned about existing housing stock being replaced with monstrous houses (like the 9-bedroom gargantuan on 23rd Ave SE in Como), please come to this public hearing and let the Planning Commission hear your concerns.


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