Housing & Zoning

Housing Committee

Fulton Phase II Housing Initiatives:

  • Community Energy Services program – New Residential Home Energy Program to help you save money and energy in your home.  CEE hosted home energy efficiency workshops in Fulton in November 2009 and March 2010.  Watch here for future workshops.  Visit the CEE website for more information.
  • Fulton NRP Energy Efficiency Home Loan/Grant Program with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) - Fulton has a new loan/grant program, funded using our Phase II NRP Housing dollars, for home energy efficiency improvements in your home.  Learn more at the CEE website or call Rachel Rupp at 612-335-5830 or e-mail rrupp@mncee.org.

Join the Housing Committee

The Fulton Housing Committee meets on an as-needed basis.  Contact the FNA Coordinator, to find out how you can get involved.

Zoning Committee

The Fulton Zoning Committee is empowered by FNA to review neighborhood zoning and development issues.  The committee meets the first Thursday of the month at Pershing Park, 48th Street and Chowen Avenue South, at 7:00 p.m.

What you need to know:

  • Before coming to a Zoning Committee meeting, please contact us by e-mail or phone about your proposed variance, development project or other zoning issue so that we can inform the committee.
  • We can be reached at zoning@fultonneighborhood.org or call 612-922-3106.
  • The FNA Zoning Committee does not write letters of support for projects.  The committee can only agree to object or not object to any given proposed variance.
  • The Fulton Zoning Committee has developed Design Guidelines for Residential Redevelopment to help residents, builders and remodelers in the neighborhood to understand what types of housing exist in Fulton and what types of development would be desirable in the future.

The public now has easier access to development plans for any project that has submitted a site plan review application for City Planning Commission review (generally, this is required for new non-residential or mixed use buildings and developments with five or more new residential units).  Links to development plans are available directly from online Commission agendas, which may be accessed using the following link:  http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/planning/index.htm

Requested Variances

FNA Zoning Committee
City of Minneapolis
5137 Chowen Ave S Variance to reduce the required front yard setback Reviewed on 2/11/13

Public Hearing on 2/28/13- 4:30 pm. in Room 317 City Hall.

4925 Drew Ave S Variance to a maximum floor area of a single family home  

Public Hearing on 10/11/2012- 4:30 pm. in Room 317 City Hall.


5148 Russell Ave S Variance to increase the maximum height of a fence from 6 feet to 8 feet for 22 feet in length along the north interior property line.   Public Hearing on 6/28/2012- 4:30 pm. in Room 317 City Hall.

B.L.E.N.D. Awards

Visit the B.L.E.N.D. Award website for more information about this year’s B.L.E.N.D. Award.  See photos of Blend Award winners.
To encourage and reward builders, architects, and home owners to blend newly remodeled or constructed homes and businesses into the fabric of southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods.
The Fulton Neighborhood Association recognizes that redevelopment of the residential parts of the neighborhood is both a given and a positive indicator for the neighborhood. Our goals are to:
  1. ensure that the redevelopment builds upon the qualities that have made Southwest Minneapolis a place where people have chosen to live for so many years,
  2. ensure redevelopments respect the privacy, light access, private views of neighboring properties and maintain a human scale, and
  3. encourage redevelopment and construction of homes that are diverse and innovative in design but still compatible with the neighborhood. In crafting these guidelines, our organization recognizes that the type of buildings that are appropriate on one block would not necessarily be appropriate if they were built on another block. For this reason, we are not recommending inflexible measures, but instead that the designers consider the homes in the immediate vicinity of their home when building or remodeling.
2009 Award Winners

Join the Zoning Committee

Join the Fulton Zoning Committee.  We meet the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park.  Contact us at zoning@fultonneighborhood.org or call 612-922-3106.

Want more information?

Contact the FNA Coordinator to find out how you can get involved.