Correction (July 27, 2017, 11:20 a.m.) – An earlier version of this story was corrected to reflect the correct local of SEIU seeking to represent airport workers. It’s SEIU Local 1, not SEIU Local 73. 

The City Council advanced a major zoning overhaul that repeals the strict planned manufacturing designation of the North Branch Industrial Corridor, initiating a new chapter for the area that had been closed off to non-industrial development for the past 30 years. Wednesday’s meeting was also one for the history books, as it was the first time in City Council history that members of the public were allowed to speak following a year-long legal battle initiated by two Uptown activists.

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