July APA MN Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Becoming Brooklyn Center

APA Minnesota Chapter


Tuesday, July 16, 2019
noon - 1 p.m. CDT

Brooklyn Center, MN, United States

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The 2040 Brooklyn Center Comprehensive Plan will pivot the City toward a pattern that supports transit, mixes land uses, nd leverages diverstiy as an advantage.  Called Becoming Brooklyn Center, the plan embraces the idea that places -- like people -- are each on a path of growth and change, a constant state of 'becoming.'

To implement this bold vision, the City is creating new zoning districts, rewriting the zoning code, and creating district master plans, including Brooklyn Boulevard.

Within the effort, the City has partnered with a developer to create a new downtown Brooklyn Center.  The first phase will include 1,500 housing units, commercial space, destiantion recreational facilities, and green space.  The City is working with the development team and the community about how the project might address equity, access, and dispartities.


Meg Beekman

Meg Beekman has been the Community Development Director in Brooklyn Center since 2017. In that brief time, she has led the City through significant policy changes in land use, housing, and community engagement. Previously, Meg was the Community Development Coordinator for Hopkins and the City Planner for Arden Hills. Meg ... Read More

Contact Info

Kathy Aro, Kathy.Aro@planningmn.org