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Proposal for 2301 California Street NE + Public Hearing Details

LS Black Developers, in partnership with ESG Architects, has submitted a proposal for the property at 2301 California Street NE, the vacant lot next to the California Building.

2301 California Street Proposal (PDF)

2301 California Street Proposal (Google docs)

2301 California Street Planning Commission Application


LS Black Developers will be attending the Bottineau Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting to review the proposal and answer questions.

Bottineau Neighborhood Association
Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 24th, 7pm via Zoom

Call in 312 626 6799 , Meeting ID 832 2634 9823




ESG Architects has submitted the following applications to allow a six story mixed use building at 2301 California Street NE and 78 23rd Street NE.

  • Petition to rezone the subject site to add the IL Industrial Living Overlay District to the existing I1 Light Industrial District.
  • Conditional use permit to allow dwelling units in the IL Industrial Living Overlay District.
  • Conditional use permit to increase the maximum height of a principal structure.
  • Site plan review for a new, six-story mixed-use building with 164 dwelling units and approximately 13,400 square feet of production space.

The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19. The public may view the public hearing using the following options: Watch on Comcast Channel 14 or 799, CenturyLink Channel 8001 or 8501, or live on www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/citycounciltv.   

In accordance with the Zoning Code, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing.  The public may submit comments or participate by phone in the meeting by using the following website: www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/index.htm.

If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below.  If you would like to submit comments, you may submit them via the link above or by emailing:

Mei-Ling Smith, Senior City Planner – 250 S 4th St Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone (612) 673-5342 E-mail: Mei-Ling.Smith@minneapolismn.gov.

Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/planning for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the meeting date).

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 612-673-3710. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.