Edina Housing Strategy Task Force

The Housing Strategy Task Force was established by City Council in June 2019 for the purpose of gathering information, perspectives and analysis that will assist in the development of the comprehensive housing strategy for the City of Edina. Check back for more updates!


The Housing Strategy Task Force was established by City Council in June 2019 for the purpose of gathering information, perspectives and analysis that will assist in the development of the comprehensive housing strategy for the City of Edina. Check back for more updates!


  • In Person Meetings Suspended

    9 days ago

    Due to COVID-19, the Housing Strategy Task force has suspended meeting in person. Instead we will be communicating via WebEx or conference calls. Meeting minutes will continue to be posted on the City website.

    Due to COVID-19, the Housing Strategy Task force has suspended meeting in person. Instead we will be communicating via WebEx or conference calls. Meeting minutes will continue to be posted on the City website.

  • Joint Meeting with the City Council Postponed

    16 days ago

    On March 17 the Housing Strategy Task Force was scheduled to have a joint meeting with the City Council. In response the COVID-19 and the request to keep safe distances, the meeting has been postponed. A new date has not yet been scheduled.

    On March 17 the Housing Strategy Task Force was scheduled to have a joint meeting with the City Council. In response the COVID-19 and the request to keep safe distances, the meeting has been postponed. A new date has not yet been scheduled.

  • Consultant Onboarded

    24 days ago

    On March 4 the City Council approved hiring Moxie Consulting, LLC to help facilitate the meetings moving forward, help design and implement a public engagement tool, and draft the final strategy for City Council approval. The consultant will work closely with the appointed Task Force and report to the City Manager.

    Moxie Consulting, LLC submitted a proposal in response to an RFP. The project lead, Merritt Clapp-Smith, served as the Project Manager for the Governor’s Task Force on Housing and as the Principal Planner for the St. Paul Ford Site redevelopment plan. Assisting her will be Janna Flisrand, an urban sustainability consultant, who will assist with the public engagement process, and Antonio Rosell who specializes in community planning and public engagement.

    The Task force is proceeding with enhancing their work plan. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to submit them here.

    On March 4 the City Council approved hiring Moxie Consulting, LLC to help facilitate the meetings moving forward, help design and implement a public engagement tool, and draft the final strategy for City Council approval. The consultant will work closely with the appointed Task Force and report to the City Manager.

    Moxie Consulting, LLC submitted a proposal in response to an RFP. The project lead, Merritt Clapp-Smith, served as the Project Manager for the Governor’s Task Force on Housing and as the Principal Planner for the St. Paul Ford Site redevelopment plan. Assisting her will be Janna Flisrand, an urban sustainability consultant, who will assist with the public engagement process, and Antonio Rosell who specializes in community planning and public engagement.

    The Task force is proceeding with enhancing their work plan. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to submit them here.

  • Winter 2019-2020

    3 months ago

    The Task Force reviewed the Housing Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan in the context of past studies, reports, housing needs articles, and local and national trends received throughout the summer and fall. The strategy plan is now in the assessing stage. The goal is that there will be community outreach by spring for specific input.


    The Task Force reviewed the Housing Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan in the context of past studies, reports, housing needs articles, and local and national trends received throughout the summer and fall. The strategy plan is now in the assessing stage. The goal is that there will be community outreach by spring for specific input.


  • Summer and Fall 2019

    3 months ago

    Since June, the Task Force has heard from Metropolitan Council, School District, Chamber of Commerce, Maxfield Research, the Center for the American Experiment representatives, and the City’s Building Department and Community Development staff to gain insight and perspective on various housing topics in the speaker’s area of expertise.



    Since June, the Task Force has heard from Metropolitan Council, School District, Chamber of Commerce, Maxfield Research, the Center for the American Experiment representatives, and the City’s Building Department and Community Development staff to gain insight and perspective on various housing topics in the speaker’s area of expertise.