EXCERPT: “Quite a few people live in the Central Business District of downtown Willmar. However most of them probably live in apartments above commercial spaces, since for decades that has been the only style of residence allowed in that portion of town. Not so now, as the Willmar Planning Commission and City Council have approved a zoning ordinance text amendment allowing multi-family residential as a primary use for buildings in the Central Business District. ‘It affords developers the flexibility to have creativity,’ city planner Sarah Anderson said. ‘To think outside the box and continue to have a vibrant city.'” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2JsBpTi