Mississippi River Forum: The Value of Open Space

Jenna Fletcher, Project Manager
Embrace Open Space

Ms. Fletcher discussed a 2009 Embrace Open Space economic study of home values in Hennepin County to quantify the financial impact of proximity to open spaces on the value of nearby single-family homes. As communities begin to plan now for new residents that are projected to be in the area by 2030, such results can help communities better understand how decisions to conserve open space might affect property tax revenues.

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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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