Notice of Public Hearing: 2-Story Mixed-use Development at 3840 Minnehaha Ave

Jorj Ayez, of Aspen Builders, has submitted the following applications to allow a new mixed-use building at 3840 Minnehaha Ave:

  • Petition to rezone the property from the R1A Multiple-Family District to the OR2 High-Density Office Residence District.
  • Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement.
  • Site plan review.

The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, March 8, 2021, 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 or live on    

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:

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: 

Lindsey Silas, Senior City Planner – 505 4th Ave S #320, Minneapolis, MN 55415 Phone (612) 358-6686 E-mail:

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 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. 


Attention: Para asistencia 612-673-2700 – Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 – Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Virtual Development Community Meeting – US Bank 3600 E Lake St.

Join us Tuesday, February 16th at 6pm for a presentation and Q&A with US Bank regarding their plans to relocate their Longfellow branch to the Tim Hortons building at 3600 E Lake St.

Site Plans and Renderings

To join the meeting, follow the link below at 6pm on 2/16.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 976 103 3314

Passcode: 2LMOn2