How Twin Cities housing rules keep the metro segregated

MaryJo Webster and Michael Corey · StarTribune · 7 August 2021

At least 73% of residential land in the Twin Cities is governed by local zoning ordinances that only allow single-family detached homes, according to a Star Tribune analysis of 2019 land use regulations from 102 metro communities. Additional regulations — such as the size of the lot or the number of garage stalls — drive up the cost of those homes and are common throughout the metro.