Create incentives for affordable housing, such as reduced property tax rate for those within a 5-mile radius of the city core (both St. Paul and Mpls.) Any "gentrification" must include a set percentage of affordable units.
Affordable housing is important, but the city cannot mandate that all developments include a set percentage of affordable units. You'll destroy incentives to build high-end, higher-quality buildings. There are already programs in place that incentivize developments with affordable housing.
Just make it easier to build more buildings in the core. More supply = lower price. Stop subsidising exurban living.
TOO mcuh subsidies ar given for companies to expand far out Everyone pay for sprawl .!
ALL the millions that are being spent on parking lots and ramps for commuters could have build alot of housings near transit in the cities and first ring suburbs.
How would you legally define gentrification?
A huge % of subsidized housing and much of the unsubsidized affordable housing is already in those 5 mile rings.
Reduce parkingnrequirement to reduce cost