Minneapolis to Abolish Single Family Homes Since They’re Racist?

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Minneapolis is to become the first U.S. city to end single family zoning. The City Council passed Minneapolis 2040, a plan to permit three-family homes in the city’s residential neighborhoods. The goal is to allow high-density buildings. There will also be no parking minimums to encourage high density.

Minneapolis is a U.N. Agenda 21 city. There’s information on ICLEI/Agenda 21 here.

ABOLISHING THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME

Minneapolis will eradicate single-family housing as part of the Metropolitan Councils 2040 plan. The biggest reason is they feel people in single-family homes are discriminating against minorities and the poor, who can only afford apartments.

Forget the fact that many people of color own homes or would like to.

It’s also a fact that leftists don’t want people to have the right to own private property.

Will the high-density multi-family housing they long to fulfill expectations of the social engineering crowd? Not likely. At the same time, it will weaken the robust community and neighborhood structure that makes Minneapolis an appealing place.

The sense of ownership will evaporate.

Progressives, and even some Wall Street types seem to think home ownership is outdated. That’s typical of the far-left mindset.

When did it become acceptable to deprive people of a home with a yard for the children or an opportunity to move upward in better living conditions? Why do people have to be relegated to living in apartments and taking buses? Who says? It’s not a Third World city.

A home provides equity to fall back on, but that becomes a thing of the past.

Renting an apartment for $2,000 a month on the fifth floor builds no equity for a typical four-person family – having a single family home, even one in a cheap neighborhood at a minimum instills a sense of self-worth and builds at least some equity, new geography reports.

SOCIAL ENGINEERS AT WORK

The 2040 plan makes some financial sense, but no social sense. You want racial equity – you want the diverse races to be in single-family homes, not packed in like sardines in a boring high priced mid-rise. American cities should be about aspiration, not forcing people to live like peons permanently.

Isn’t the message in itself racist and opposed to our concept of upward mobility, Rick Harrison at New Geography asks?

The U.N.’s Agenda 21 and ICLEI are alive and well. The U.N. demands multi-level housing. Get your yellow vests ready!


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