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GreenStep City Best Practices Land Use

Comprehensive, Climate and Energy Plans
no. 6

Build public support and legal validity to long-term infrastructural and regulatory strategy.
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Adopt a comprehensive plan or (for Category B & C cities) adopt a land use plan that was adopted by the county or a regional entity.

 
Adopt a comp plan/amended comp plan that is less than ten years old or adopt a land use plan that was adopted by the county or a regional entity less than 15 years ago, or Category B & C cities may adopt a city vision that looks at least 20 years into the future.
Include in your plan a sustainability section/chapter, an active living/placemaking/bike-ped section, or integrate sustainability goals and strategies into all chapters of your comprehensive plan, or articulate land development principles for creating a complete, compact and connected community. Report climate protection or energy independence goals and objectives under action 6.5
Adopt a development goal that new/infill projects generate enough tax revenue to pay for the related public infrastructure maintenance/replacement over multiple life cycles; reference a capital improvement plan that catalogues public system maintenance obligations by date and cost; create 'green zones' that focus environmental improvements in under-served areas of the city; adopt the Precautionary Principle.

Golden Valley

Date action report first entered:   06/27/2017
Date of last report update:   06/27/2017
Year action initially completed:   2008
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
In 2008 City Council adopted a comprehensive plan laying out the vision for the Golden Valley through 2030. The plan included a transportation chapter that addressed making improvements to bicycle and pedestrian facilities as well as improving trail connectivity. The 2040 comprehensive plan, to be adopted in 2018, will include a chapter on sustainability and resilience and sustainability goals will be highlighted in all of the chapters. A specific bicycle and pedestrian section will be included in the transportation chapter including recommendations made by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Task Force to expand multi-modal transportation. The Comprehensive Plan references the City’s Capital Improvement Plan that catalogues public investments by date and cost, and the Planning Commission reviews the CIP every year for its consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.goldenvalleymn.gov/planning/comprehensiveplan/

For more information contact:
Jason Zimmerman (City staff)   |   jzimmerman@goldenvalleymn.gov   |   (763)-593-8099

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Winona

Date action report first entered:   11/08/2017
Date of last report update:   12/12/2017
Year action initially completed:   1995
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The most recent comprehensive plan was adopted in 2007 and is available at the descriptive weblink. The comprehensive plan's chapter 7 addresses energy and environmental goals. A pedestrian and bike plan was completed in December 2017. The City's Capital Improvement Plan catalogs public system maintenance obligations by date and cost.

Descriptive links: https://www.cityofwinona.com/city-services/planning-zoning/comprehensive-plan-2007/

For more information contact:
John Howard (City staff)   |   jhoward@ci.winona.mn.us   |   507-457-8273

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Albert Lea

Date action report first entered:   07/11/2016
Date of last report update:   07/11/2016

Implementation details:
The City of Albert Lea updated their comprehensive plan in 2014. The plan includes sustainability goals and strategies. The link to the comprehensive plan is included.

Descriptive links: http://cityofalbertlea.org/departments/planning-and-development/comprehensive-plan/

For more information contact:
Jerry Gabrielatos (City staff)   |   jgabrielatos@ci.albertlea.mn.us   |   507-377-4316

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Arden Hills

Date action report first entered:   09/22/2017
Date of last report update:   10/18/2017
Year action initially completed:   2009
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The Arden Hills 2030 Comprehensive Plan was adopted on September 28, 2019. The following chapters of the Comprehensive Plan articulate a number of goals and strategies related to active living and sustainability: Active Living, Land Use, Parks and Recreation, Protected Resources, Transportation, and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityofardenhills.org/DocumentCenter/View/1472

For more information contact:
Mike Mrosla (City staff)   |   mmrosla@cityofardenhills.org   |   6517927822

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Austin

Date action report first entered:   04/03/2012
Date of last report update:   05/12/2016

Implementation details:
An updated comprehensive plan will be adopted in November of 2016. The updated comp plan includes sustainability and resilience planning. Brian Ross, consultant, held a public workshop on Land Use Sustainability and Resilience in Austin on April 14th, 2016 with several members of the Sustainability Task Force and Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee in attendance.

Descriptive links: http://www.sehinc.com/online/austin-comprehensive-plan

For more information contact:
Janet Anderson (Elected official)   |   jkanderson@gofast.am   |   507-433-1081

Partners:
Craig Hoium

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Barnum

Date action report first entered:   05/17/2016
Date of last report update:   05/17/2016

Implementation details:
In 2008, the City of Barnum adopted a comprehensive planned land use. Created a zoning map of the city and require updated information every 10 years. The comprehensive plan is due for an update within the next 2 years.

For more information contact:
Brett Collier (City staff)   |   bcollier@scicable.com   |   218-389-6814

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Burnsville

Date action report first entered:   05/04/2012

Implementation details:
On June 22, 2010, the 2030 Comprehensive Plan Update was adopted that includes sustainability goals. To see the goals, reference Chapter 1 of the Comprehensive Plan, p 14-15; and Chapter II, p. 59-61. In 2010, Burnsville revised solar and wind energy standards of zoning ordinance. In 2009, the City's Sustainability Plan was adopted; public participation was part of the Governance review process.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.burnsville.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=434

For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff)   |   basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us   |   952-895-4524

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Columbia Heights

Date action report first entered:   08/01/2010

Implementation details:
The comprehensive plan was adopted in 2010 by City Council and subsequently the Met Council, as required by our City. There are sections integrated within the plan that address sustainability strategies, culminating in goals such as: Goal (Chapter 10 page 7 ): Provide convenient access to mixed land use developments to encourage more trips via non-motorized modes of travel and less by automobile. Goal (chapter 10 page9): Preserve and reinvest in the housing stock...5. Encourage energy efficiency and sustainability in renovation and new construction. Goal (chapter 10 page 12): Preserve and protect natural features and resources in existing parks and when planning and redeveloping park and recreational facilities. 1. Explore methods and costs of transitioning to more sustainable operational practices. Goal (chapter 10 page 13): Increase and promote safe and efficient alternative modes of transportation. Goal (chapter 10 page 15): Maintain or improve the quality of water resources within the City. Goal (chapter 10 page 16): Prevent, to the extent possible, sediment from construction sites from entering the City's surface water resources and to control the erosion from drainageways within the City.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Policies and ordinances updated to reference Comp plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.columbia-heights.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=198

For more information contact:
Jesse Davies (City staff)   |   Jesse.Davies@ci.columbia-heights.mn.us   |   763-706-3706

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Delano

Date action report first entered:   04/04/2012
Date of last report update:   05/13/2016

Implementation details:
Delano adopted a new comprehensive plan in January 2013 after significant community input and review of the City's goals and objectives. Sustainability-focused goals are integrated into a number of sections. Under the development framework, a "Natural Environment" chapter outlines goals such as: - managing stormwater drainage to improve water quality - preserve and protect significant tree cover - implement as many GreenStep practices as possible - promote participation in community recycling programs and facilities

Descriptive links: http://www.delano.mn.us/services/community-development/comprehensive-plan

For more information contact:
Phil Kern (City staff)   |   pkern@delano.mn.us   |   763-972-0565

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Inver Grove Heights

Date action report first entered:   05/25/2017
Date of last report update:   05/25/2017
Year action initially completed:   2010
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The 2030 Comprehensive Plan is the officially adopted long range plan that describes the community’s vision for the future. It includes a series of plans, goal, policies, and implementation strategies for a wide range of topics, including: land use, transportation, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, municipal water, housing, parks, and environmental protection. Sustainability goals and strategies are discussed throughout the comprehensive plan.

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For more information contact:
Ally Hillstrom (City staff)   |   ahillstrom@invergroveheights.org   |   651-604-8511

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Isanti

Date action report first entered:   12/23/2015
Date of last report update:   12/23/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Isanti adopted its most recent Comprehensive Plan in 2008. Isanti is budgeting for an update in 2017. The following are a few of the goals pertaining to sustainability: Intergovernmental Coordination Goal #2: Actively explore opportunities for all jurisdictions, agencies and public organizations in the County to share services and resources to reduce or eliminate duplication and improve efficiency. Natural Resources Goal #1: Protect, conserve and enhance natural resources and environmentally sensitive areas within the City and its planned growth areas for the community’s long-term environmental and economic benefits. Growth Management Goal #1: Provide clearly defined growth management areas that are contiguous with existing development. Chapter 9 Implementation, references the use of a Capital Improvements Plan. The 2010-2020 Capital Improvements Plan was adopted in March 2010.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityofisanti.us/govt/comprehensive-plan

For more information contact:
Ryan Kernosky (City staff)   |   rkernosky@cityofisanti.us   |   763-444-5512

Partners:
DSU/Bonestroo; Applied Ecological Services; MFRA; Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

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La Crescent

Date action report first entered:   11/02/2016
Date of last report update:   04/03/2017
Year action initially completed:   2016
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
La Crescent adopted it's 2016 comprehensive plan on September 12, 2016.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityoflacrescent-mn.gov/wp-content/uploads/La-Crescent-Comp-Plan-Full-Plan-except-Maps-2016_8_11.pdf             view file

For more information contact:
Shawn Wetterlin (City staff)   |   SWetterlin@cityoflacrescent-mn.gov   |   507-895-4409

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Maple Grove

Date action report first entered:   01/04/2013

Implementation details:
The City of Maple Grove has had a Comprehensive Plan for a number of decades. It has been more recently updated in 2008. The attached file shows information about sustainability goals. Web link has link to comprehensive land use plan document.

Descriptive links: http://maplegrovemn.gov/departments/community-development/planning-and-zoning-maps             view file

For more information contact:
Peter Vickerman (City staff)   |   PVickerman@maplegrovemn.gov   |   763-494-6046

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Maplewood

Date action report first entered:   03/22/2012
Date of last report update:   05/16/2016

Implementation details:
Maplewood's Comprehensive Plan was approved by the Metropolitan Council in 2009 and adopted by the City Council on January 25, 2010. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan is a systematic, ongoing, forward-looking plan that analyzes opportunities and constraints, in order to accomplish the City's goals and objectives. The plan includes the following chapters: community profile, sustainability, housing, land use, parks/trails/open space, natural resources, transportation, historical resources, surface water, and sanitary sewer. Review of the City's Comprehensive Plan for the required 2018 Comprehensive Plan Updates will begin in 2016.

Descriptive links: http://maplewoodmn.gov/567/Comprehensive-Plan

For more information contact:
Michael Martin (City staff)   |   michael.martin@maplewoodmn.gov   |   651-249-2303

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Moorhead

Date action report first entered:   12/12/2017
Date of last report update:   12/12/2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City of Moorhead updated its Comprehensive Plan in 2009. Infrastructure is addressed and Growth Management is a noted strategic initiative. In 2016, Moorhead updated its Growth Area Plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityofmoorhead.com/departments/planning-and-neighborhood-services/planning-and-zoning/long-range-planning

For more information contact:
Dan Mahli (City staff)   |   dan.mahli@cityofmoorhead.com   |   218-299-5314

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Mounds View

Date action report first entered:   04/28/2017
Date of last report update:   04/28/2017
Year action initially completed:   2008
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City of Mounds View has a current Comprehensive Plan that was approved by the Metropolitan Council on December 9, 2009 and approved by the City Council on February 8, 2010. This plan looks out to the year 2030. - City Wide Goal - "Urban Design Goal: The City will strive to improve the appearance of the community, maintain compatible land uses and encourage a sensitive integration among activities, man-made facilities and the natural environment." This goal addresses land use and integration between development/redevelopment and natural areas. - Land Use Goal - Mixed Use Goal 1: Create sustainable commercial and medium-high density residential land areas that provide services, active living opportunities, life-cycle housing, and enhances the City’s brand, identity and quality of life. Mounds View is also in the process of updating this plan by 2018.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.mounds-view.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={076ED731-8302-4962-8387-4481AAB4B284}

For more information contact:
Nick Henly (City staff)   |   Nick.Henly@moundsviewmn.org   |   763-717-4020

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Mountain Iron

Date action report first entered:   09/25/2015
Date of last report update:   11/13/2015

Implementation details:
The City has in place a Comprehensive Plan and will be working in the fall of 2015 and into 2016 on an update of the plan. We will be inserting a new section into our plan dealing with sustainability goals and practices to guide our future development

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Partners:
IRRRB, ARDC

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North Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   04/16/2013

Implementation details:
The City of North St. Paul adopted a Comprehensive Plan in February, 2009. Comprehensive Plan is North St. Paul’s official guide for making decisions on land use, transportation and community facilities. The City also created in 2012 a Master Redevelopment for redeveloping the downtown. The Plan utilizes the City's Comprehensive Plan Vision, the City's Living Streets Vision, other redevelopment infrastructure plans to make a holistic master plan for the downtown district. The plan calls for higher density multifamily housing, mixed used developments, new pocket parks, redevelopment of a variety of parcels. Overall the redevelopment plan looks at obtainable development goals for the next fifteen plus years.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.north-saint-paul.mn.us/vertical/Sites/%7B5F63881B-2F96-4032-818C-7F4AD3529485%7D/uploads/NSP.pdf

For more information contact:
Keith Stachowski (City staff)   |   Keith.Stachowski@northstpaul.org   |   651-747-2423

Partners:
HKGI

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Pierz

Date action report first entered:   11/05/2014
Date of last report update:   03/12/2018
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
Pierz has a comprehensive plan which was updated and adopted in 2017. There is also a comprehensive/land use plan for Morrison County.

Descriptive links: http://www.pierzmn.org/vertical/sites/%7BD7B72A36-A641-41AB-B8DB-9BD5ACA914F3%7D/uploads/Recorded_Comp_Plan_2017.pdf             view file

For more information contact:
Kari Tyson (City staff)   |   karit@pierzmn.org   |   320-468-6471

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Pine City

Date action report first entered:   04/11/2014
Date of last report update:   05/29/2015

Implementation details:
Adopted a comprehensive plan in 2013 that contains supporting local food, lowering energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, promoting waste reduction and recycling and sustainable development.

Descriptive links: http://www.pinecity.govoffice.com/vertical/sites/%7B6C78F918-835C-4B30-A7AF-EAF471BF7BB3%7D/uploads/Supporting_Documentation_-_Pine_City_Comp_Plan.pdf             view file

For more information contact:
Andrew Mack, AICP (City staff)   |   Amack@pinecitygov.com   |   320-629-2575

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Richfield

Date action report first entered:   02/19/2016
Date of last report update:   02/15/2019
Year action initially completed:   2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City's most recent Comprehensive Plan was revised and approved by council in 2018. Community meetings were held to seek public input on ideas and concepts that were assembled based on initial community input. The concepts were intended to allow a testing of some of the “big ideas” being considered as part of the plan. As matter of policy, the City organizes stakeholder groups for all area plans and master plans.

Descriptive links: http://www.richfieldmn.gov/departments/community-development/planning-and-zoning-division/comprehensive-plan

For more information contact:
Melissa Poehlman (City staff)   |   MPoehlman@richfieldmn.gov   |   6128619766

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Saint Cloud

Date action report first entered:   11/19/2010

Implementation details:
In September of 2003, the City of St. Cloud adopted an update to its comprehensive plan following a twenty-six month planning process. The Comprehensive Plan is divided into several elements including Community Facilities; Parks/Open Space/Recreation; Transportation; Land Use and Growth; and Downtown. Within the Land Use and Growth element there are five master plans. In addition, master plans (in-depth study of a particular geographic area) were prepared Minden Township Orderly Annexation Area, Haven Township Growth Area, Airport Area, 33rd Street South Corridor, and I-94 Corridor. Each master plan yielded a future land use plan for the specific area along with a set of development principles to guide future development in the area. The Comprehensive Plan also contains Target Area Plans, that address specific issues such as the West St. Germain Street Corridor, Community Gateways, Northstar Commuter Rail Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), and a land use plan for the North Star Collision Property.

Descriptive links: http://ci.stcloud.mn.us/Planning/CompPlan.aspx             view file

For more information contact:
Liz Kramer (City staff)   |   elizabeth.kramer@ci.stcloud.mn.us   |   320-255-7226

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Sartell

Date action report first entered:   08/11/2003
Date of last report update:   05/30/2014

Implementation details:
The City of Sartell adopted its Comprehensive Plan in 2003 and since that time has made periodic updates to the plan. The plan establishes goals addressing land use, transportation, environment, parks and trails, economic development and more.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Had a number of amendments to the City's Zoning Ordinance and adopted a subdivision code based on the Comprehensive Plan goals, including but not limited to requiring installation of sidewalks and or trails within all new developments and adopted an environmentally sensitive areas ordinance requiring conservation design development.

Descriptive links: http://www.sartellmn.com/2003-comprehensive-plan

For more information contact:
Nate Keller (City staff)   |   nate.keller@sartellmn.com   |   320-258-7316

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Shoreview

Date action report first entered:   04/25/2013
Date of last report update:   01/31/2019
Year action initially completed:   2008
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Yes, the Comprehensive Plan was approved in 2008 by the Shoreview City Council and the Metropolitan Council. The Plan includes chapters on Natural Resources and Resource Conservation which reference sustainability and green building strategies. Natural resources are part of the City's public wealth and should be managed as any other asset. The City is almost fully developed, and the focus of environmental protection measures is to provide long-term preservation and management to these public assets.

Descriptive links: https://www.shoreviewmn.gov/government/departments/community-development/planning-and-zoning/comprehensive-plan

For more information contact:
Ellen Brenna (City staff)   |   ebrenna@shoreviewmn.gov   |   651-490-4665

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White Bear Lake

Date action report first entered:   01/03/2013

Implementation details:
The City of White Bear Lake's adopted a revised and updated Comprehensive Plan in 2008. One of three guiding principles in the City's Comprehensive Plan is sustainability. See Comprehensive Plan, Introduction, Page 16. for sustainability section.

Descriptive links: http://www.whitebearlake.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={3B5DBE03-8C89-499D-9A79-56C7BC3E4A0F}

For more information contact:
Connie Taillon (City staff)   |   ctaillon@whitebearlake.org   |   651-429-8564

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Woodbury

Date action report first entered:   04/23/2013

Implementation details:
The 2030 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by City Council on July 14, 2012. The plan incorporates sustainability throughout every chapter of the document. The first Guiding Principle within the document is to “Make Woodbury Sustainable.” In addition, Sustainability was identified by the City Council as one of seven Critical Success Factors, that are considered crucial to Woodbury’s success as a community.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.woodbury.mn.us/planning/comprehensive-plan/2030-comprehensive-plan

For more information contact:
Jennifer McLoughlin (City staff)   |   jmcloughlin@ci.woodbury.mn.us   |   651-714-3522

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Apple Valley

Date action report first entered:   03/19/2012

Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Guide Plan  2030 Update was adopted on Jan. 14th, 2010.

For more information contact:
Charless Grawe (City staff)   |   CGrawe@ci.apple-valley.mn.us   |   952-953-2508

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Arlington

Date action report first entered:   12/15/2014
Date of last report update:   07/02/2015

Implementation details:
The Planning Commission reviewed the 2008 comprehensive Plan. The Commission early in the process determined an amendment reflecting statistical changes, factual changes, goals attained and confirmation of existing goals was appropriate.

Outcome measures/metrics:
These determinations lead to the development of an amendment to the plan versus a complete update of the plan. The City Council and Planning Commission in joing session held a public hearing on the proposed amendment and reviewed proposed changes.

Descriptive links: http://www.arlingtonmn.com/comprehensive-plan/             view file

For more information contact:
Annie Shotliff (City staff)   |   ashotliff@arlingtonmn.com   |   507-964-2378

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Belle Plaine

Date action report first entered:   11/17/2016
Date of last report update:   04/11/2018
Year action initially completed:   2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City is completing its 2040 Comprehensive Plan entitled "Destination 2040". The Plan is currently under review. The Plan is an update of the 2030 Belle Plaine Comprehensive Plan. 'Destination' is consistent with "Thrive" the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council's regional planning document and associated TCMC system elements: housing, transportation, water resources, parks, etc. 'Destination' includes a physical profile which addresses energy resources, natural resources, cultural resources, water resources, and demographic resources. The physical profile includes specific and measurable goals and objectives. GIS maps add clarity and depth to the profile and include: topography, blufflands, vegetative cover, floodplain/shoreland, protected waters, cultural resources, groundwater sensitivity, soils, and a compilation map highlighting preservation priorities. 'Destinations' land use plan includes map/discussion of areas of stability, revitalization/reinvestment, and change. Land use goals and objectives include robust discussion of infill/redevelopment. 'Destinations' implementation element includes a five year capital improvement plan.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The implementation element of 'Destination' includes an action agenda.

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For more information contact:
Laura Blue (City staff)   |   lblue@ci.belleplaine.mn.us   |   952-873-5553

Partners:
Metropolitan Council, Scott County, SRF, Bolton-Menk

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Bemidji

Date action report first entered:   05/01/2015
Date of last report update:   03/26/2018

Implementation details:
Land Use Plan Adopted February 12, 2007. See Introduction section of Plan. Pages i-ii. Revised March 9, 2011 to include Active Living as part of the Agenda for the Future section.

Descriptive links: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/0c1956_f7b5a9e0c9394f4fa4267ed9fd8ab2a1.pdf

For more information contact:
Michelle Miller (City staff)   |   michelle.miller@ci.bemidji.mn.us   |   218-759-3561

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Big Lake

Date action report first entered:   10/06/2017
Date of last report update:   10/06/2017
Year action initially completed:   2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The last time Big Lake adopted a comprehensive plan was in 1999. We are currently in the process of writing a comprehensive plan which will be concluded in the spring of 2018.

Descriptive links: http://www.biglakemn.org/index.asp?SEC=187DA9FE-6BC8-4B18-A61F-837641904312&Type=B_BASIC

For more information contact:
Michael Healy (City staff)   |   mhealy@biglakemn.org   |   763-251-2977

Partners:
Weber Community Planning

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Bloomington

Date action report first entered:   01/05/2018
Date of last report update:   01/05/2018
Year action initially completed:   2008
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City of Bloomington has an adopted Comprehensive Plan approved by the Metropolitan Council. An updated comp plan will be submitted in 2018.

Descriptive links: https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/plan/comprehensive-plan-2008

For more information contact:
Mary Hurliman (City staff)   |   mhurliman@BloomingtonMN.gov   |   952-563-8730

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Brainerd

Date action report first entered:   05/28/2014
Date of last report update:   09/24/2014

Implementation details:
Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2004.

For more information contact:
Mark Ostgarden (City staff)   |   mostgarden@ci.brainerd.mn.us   |   218-828-2310

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Brooklyn Center

Date action report first entered:   02/17/2015
Date of last report update:   03/19/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Brooklyn Center adopted its' current Comprehensive Plan in Feb 2010.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/index.aspx?nid=606

For more information contact:
Andrew Hogg (City staff)   |   ahogg@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us   |   763-569-3327

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Chisholm

Date action report first entered:   03/26/2015
Date of last report update:   03/26/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Chisholm adopted a Comprehensive Plan on July 24th 2012. The plan overviews Chisholm's development goals and principals that are essential to successful implementation.

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For more information contact:
Steven Erickson (City staff)   |   serickson@ci.chisholm.mn.us   |   218-254-7906

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Cologne

Date action report first entered:   08/04/2015
Date of last report update:   04/28/2016

Implementation details:
As a member of the 7 county metro area Cologne is required by the Metropolitan Council to have a comprehensive plan. The most recent plan was created in 2009 and will begin to be revised at the end of 2015.

Descriptive links: http://colognemn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2030-Comp-Plan-2009.pdf

For more information contact:
Jesse Dickson (City staff)   |   jessed@colognemn.com   |   952-466-2064

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Coon Rapids

Date action report first entered:   12/30/2014
Date of last report update:   12/30/2014

Implementation details:
The City of Coon Rapids Comprehensive Plan includes goals, policies and maps related to land use, transportation, parks and open space, housing and water resources. The City periodically evaluates the impacts of its implementation programs. The most recent effort was called The 2030 Visioning Plan. This Plan was adopted by the City Council in August 2009.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/planning/ComprehensivePlan.htm

For more information contact:
Colleen Sinclair (City staff)   |   csinclair@coonrapidsmn.gov   |   763-767-6485

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Cottage Grove

Date action report first entered:   03/11/2011

Implementation details:
The City of Cottage Grove adopted the Future Vision 2030 Comprehensive Plan on March 2, 2011.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Ordinance are periodically updated.

For more information contact:
Ryan Burfeind (City staff)   |   rburfeind@cottage-grove.org   |   651-458-2899

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Crookston

Date action report first entered:   07/01/2016
Date of last report update:   06/08/2017
Year action initially completed:   2016
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
Crookston adopted it's new 20-year comprehensive plan titled "Crookston Tomorrow" on March 14th, 2016. Within the comp plan are sections covering downtown road changes to include bike lanes and an overall pedestrian friendly atmosphere. There is also the Green Initiatives chapter involving the GreenStep program with initiatives to: -continue to raise awareness of the value of environmental and natural resources in Crookston -Promote the use of green building techniques and rainwater capture systems in new developments -Evaluate the use of native prairie grass in some city parks or other areas that currently require mowing to reduce the cost of mowing and weed control

Descriptive links: http://www.crookston.mn.us/ns/sites/default/files/Crookston_2035_FinalDraft.pdf

For more information contact:
DeAndra Navratil (City staff)   |   oconn587@Umn.edu   |   701-330-5226

Partners:
KLJ; Northwest Minnesota Foundation

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Crystal

Date action report first entered:   12/18/2014
Date of last report update:   12/18/2014

Implementation details:
The current Crystal Comprehensive Plan was approved by the City Council in October 2011.

Descriptive links: http://www.crystalmn.gov/city_departments/comprehensive_plan.php

For more information contact:
Anne Norris (City staff)   |   Anne.Norris@crystalmn.gov   |   763-531-1140

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Duluth

Date action report first entered:   05/25/2014
Date of last report update:   12/02/2016
Year action initially completed:   2006

Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan was adopted in 2006 and is a policy document that describes the City's 20-year vision for growth and development.

Descriptive links: http://www.duluthmn.gov/planning/long-range-planning/comprehensive-plan/

For more information contact:
Adam Fulton (City staff)   |   afulton@hermantownmn.com   |   218-729-3618

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Eagan

Date action report first entered:   01/11/2011

Implementation details:
The last Comprehensive plan was done 2008 and adopted on April 6, 2010. The following is the link to the Comprehensive Plan for land use. http://www.ci.eagan.mn.us/upload/images/comprehensive/2030%20Comprehensive%20Plan/3%20-%20Land%20Use_low.pdf

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.eagan.mn.us/upload/images/comprehensive/2030%20Comprehensive%20Plan/3%20-%20Land%20Use_low.pdf

For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff)   |   emacbeth@cityofeagan.com   |   651/675-5330

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Eden Prairie

Date action report first entered:   09/13/2011

Implementation details:
The City's Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2009. The City included a chapter titled "Active Community Planning" which includes the following goals: 1. Air Quality 2. Water Quality 3. Pathways and accessibility 4. Open Space locations 5. Destinations and land use mix 6. Physical safety and mobility

Descriptive links: http://www.edenprairie.org/index.aspx?page=123

For more information contact:
Tania Mahtani (City staff)   |   tmahtani@edenprairie.org   |   952-949-8413

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Edina

Date action report first entered:   04/20/2011

Implementation details:
In 2008 Edina updated its Comprehensive Plan. Chapter 10 "Energy and Environment" focuses on sustainability topics.

Descriptive links: http://www.edinamn.gov/index.php?section=comprehensive_plan

For more information contact:
Carry Teague (City staff)   |   CTeague@ci.Edina.MN.US   |   (952) 826-0460

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Elk River

Date action report first entered:   11/24/2010
Date of last report update:   12/19/2014

Implementation details:
The city's latest Comprehensive Plan was approved in May of 2014. The vision consists of maintaining a distinct identity for Elk River, creating and maintaining strong neighborhoods, keeping Elk River a safe place, preserving and maintaining the environment, making Elk River a complete place, and working to achieve the vision.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Chapter 9 includes Environmental Resources as the city seeks a sustainable balance between manmade and natural systems. The city has identified a number of trail and sidewalks improvements, continues to plan sustainable neighborhoods, works with the Elk River Municipal Utilities on conservation education, has implemented an updated SWPPP and developed a surface water management plan among others.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.elk-river.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={EA17370A-B000-4D81-B294-8B031B7EC954}

For more information contact:
Amanda Bednar (City staff)   |   ABednar@ElkRiverMN.gov   |   763-635-1068

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Elko New Market

Date action report first entered:   04/11/2014
Date of last report update:   04/30/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City has adopted a Comp Plan and Land Use Plan within the last 10 years. The City has used the Comp Plan to develop a bike/hike trail that connects the City from boundary to boundary. In addition, the City is working on it's 2040 update of the Comp Plan, which, in its current draft form, contains new sections on sustainability and active living.

Descriptive links: www.ci.enm.mn.us

For more information contact:
Mark Nagel (City staff)   |   mnagel@ci.enm.mn.us   |   952-461-2777

Partners:
Northwest Associates Consultants

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Ely

Date action report first entered:   04/09/2014

Implementation details:
Ely made a comprehensive plan that was updated in 2012.

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Falcon Heights

Date action report first entered:   01/14/2011
Date of last report update:   01/09/2019
Year action initially completed:   2009
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City of Falcon Heights adopted a comprehensive plan in 2009 (Metropolitan Council approval received in 2009)

Descriptive links: https://bit.ly/2LZiPkA

For more information contact:
Justin Markon (City staff)   |   justin.markon@falconheights.org   |   651-792-7600

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Faribault

Date action report first entered:   12/16/2016
Date of last report update:   12/16/2016
Year action initially completed:   2003
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Plan, established in 2003 and currently being reviewed, consists of a compilation of policy statements, goals, standards, and maps for guiding the physical, social and economic development of the city and its environs. Through a series of sections, each relating to a major subject of development, the plan presents a vision for the future of Faribault. Intended as a guide, it is a fluid document that is reviewed and updated from time to time as trends and markets change. The plan is used by staff, the Planning Commission, other boards and commissions, and the City Council in all land use, zoning and annexation decisions, and serves as the basis for the Unified Development Ordinance.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.faribault.mn.us/259/Comprehensive-Plan             view file

For more information contact:
Dave Wanberg (City staff)   |   dwanberg@ci.faribault.mn.us   |   507-333-0350

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Farmington

Date action report first entered:   08/04/2011

Implementation details:
The City updated its Comprehensive Plan in 2008 and is currently reviewing and updating the plan in 2011. The plan called for updates every 2-3 years.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The 2030 Comprehensive Plan is less than 10 years old.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.farmington.mn.us/AboutFarmington/2030CompPlan/2030_CompPlan.html

For more information contact:
Adam Kienberger (City staff)   |   akienberger@ci.farmington.mn.us   |   651-280-6820

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Fergus Falls

Date action report first entered:   01/14/2016
Date of last report update:   01/14/2016

Implementation details:
Each time the City of Fergus Falls plans, historic districts, water systems, transportation, bike plans, tax increment financing plans, development district plans, etc.. they approve them as a part of the city’s comprehensive plan

For more information contact:
Len Taylor (City staff)   |   len.taylor@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us   |   218-332-5418

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Fridley

Date action report first entered:   04/30/2015
Date of last report update:   04/30/2015

Implementation details:
The 2030 City of Fridley Comprehensive Plan will be updated in 2016 for 2040. We are already reviewing the individual chapters for that update.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.fridley.mn.us/planning/comprehensive-plan

For more information contact:
Rachel Workin (City staff)   |   rachel.workin@fridleymn.gov   |   763-572-3594

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Grand Rapids

Date action report first entered:   06/20/2012
Date of last report update:   05/15/2014

Implementation details:
The City of Grand Rapids has recently updated its Comprehensive Plan. The 2011 Comprehensive Plan articulates our community's values and vision for the future.

Descriptive links: http://cityofgrandrapidsmn.com/doing-business/comp-plan             view file

For more information contact:
Julie Kennedy (City staff)   |   jakennedy@grpuc.org   |   218-326-7024

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Hastings

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2016
Date of last report update:   04/27/2016

Implementation details:
Adopted

For more information contact:
John Hinzman (City staff)   |   jhinzman@hastingsmn.gov   |   651-480-2378

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Hewitt

Date action report first entered:   05/18/2017
Date of last report update:   05/18/2017
Year action initially completed:   2015
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Comp Plan accepted August 11, 2015

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For more information contact:
Alex Weego (Elected official)   |   cityofhewitt@arvig.net   |   218-924-4343

Partners:
Region 5 Development

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Hopkins

Date action report first entered:   03/21/2011

Implementation details:
Every ten years, all Twin Cities area communities are required by State law to update their comprehensive plans. Hopkins comprehensive plan was last updated in 2009 and will guide the City's land use regulations and policies for the next 10-20 years. The 2009 Comprehensive Plan addresses issues of land use, transportation, parks, and more in specific detail.

Descriptive links: http://www.hopkinsmn.com/development/plan/index.php

For more information contact:
Kersten Elverum (City staff)   |   kelverum@hopkinsmn.com   |   952-548-6340

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Hutchinson

Date action report first entered:   04/30/2015
Date of last report update:   04/30/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Hutchinson adopted a new Comprehensive Plan in 2013. This was an exhaustive process that included input from the public, elected officials, business, and City staff. The implementation of the plan is incorporated into land use controls. Growth of development also utilizes the comprehensive plan as a guide.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Better synergy between growth and sustainability has resulted from implementation of the plan. The ripple effects of well guided planning produces a more resilient and diverse community.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us/pdf/2013compplan.pdf             view file

For more information contact:
Dan Jochum (City staff)   |   djochum@ci.hutchinson.mn.us   |   320-234-4258

Partners:
SEH, Planning Committee, Focus Groups, Planning Commission

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Jordan

Date action report first entered:   06/14/2016
Date of last report update:   08/08/2016

Implementation details:
The city has adopted a 2008 comprehensive plan and is currently beginning the process to update and write its 2018 comprehensive plan.

Descriptive links: http://jordanmn.gov/city-departments/planning-and-zoning-department/2008-comprehensive-plan-update/

For more information contact:
Lauren Walburg (City staff)   |   lwalburg@jordanmn.gov   |   952-492-7928

Partners:
Municipal Development Group, Inc.-New Prague, MN

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Kasson

Date action report first entered:   05/13/2011

Implementation details:
Completed: An updated and revised Comprehensive Plan was adopted 4/27/2011 by the City Council. During the process of review, numerous suggestions were made for incorporation into the Comprehensive Plan to support and increase the sustainability of our community. Several of the suggestons were incorporated into the final adopted plan.

For more information contact:
Nancy Zaworski (City staff)   |   financedept@cityofkasson.com   |   507-634-6321

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La Prairie

Date action report first entered:   01/04/2013

Implementation details:
Comprehensive Plan: In 2008 we hired a consultant and developed a Comprehensive Plan. We review and update the Comprehensive Plan annually,most recently on April 6 2010 and in March of 2011. The city council reviewed and updated the comp plan in April 2012. Because we have completed most of the goals on the comp plan, we have sent out RFPs for the development of a new comp plan. That renewed comp plan is scheduled for completion in 2014.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Our reviews have indicated that we were meeting our goals and we updated our plans. The Zoning ordinance has been amended in 2012 to reflect inclusion of reference to the comp plan in the ordinance

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Lake Elmo

Date action report first entered:   06/20/2012

Implementation details:
The City of Lake Elmo adopted its 2030 Comprehensive Plan on August 17, 2010.

Descriptive links: http://www.lakeelmo.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BED2E95A7-3159-4C44-884E-67A1FCD1B4F1%7D

For more information contact:
Jake Foster (City staff)   |   jfoster@lakeelmo.org   |   651-747-3908

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Lauderdale

Date action report first entered:   03/24/2015
Date of last report update:   03/24/2015

Implementation details:
The City adopted its current Comprehensive Plan in October 2009. The Plan will be revised shortly in coordination with the Metropolitan Council's revised system statements.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.lauderdale.mn.us/index.asp?SEC=E6274EC0-18EF-4D3A-A347-265C09F527A5&Type=B_BASIC

For more information contact:
Heather Butkowski (City staff)   |   heather.butkowski@ci.lauderdale.mn.us   |   651-792-7657

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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Date action report first entered:   04/13/2015
Date of last report update:   04/13/2015

Implementation details:
Leech Lake Land Use Ordinance is in place which regulates both fee and trust lands within the Leech Lake Reservation and is owned by a member of a Federal Recognized Tribe.

For more information contact:
Brandy Toft (City staff)   |   air@lldrm.org   |   218-335-7429

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Lexington

Date action report first entered:   09/25/2015
Date of last report update:   10/06/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Lexington has updated there Comprehensive Plan to help guide development and redevelopment of the City, as well as protect the natural environment. This document fulfills planning requirements under the Metropolitan Land Planning Act and replaces the Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in 1982 and 1999.

For more information contact:
Peggy McNamara (City staff)   |   pmlexington@comcast.net   |   763-784-2792

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Luverne

Date action report first entered:   06/01/2004

Implementation details:
Implemented and used as guidance for growth, redevelopment, and improvement in Luverne.

For more information contact:
Dan Delgehausen (City staff)   |   bldgins@cityofluverne.org   |   507-449-5031

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Mahtomedi

Date action report first entered:   11/23/2010

Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Plan is a long term plan that includes the City's current policies, general plans for transportation, parks, etc., and the policy plan. The Metropolitan Council requires this plan be updated every ten years. The most current Comprehensive Plan was updated in 2008.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.mahtomedi.mn.us/vertical/Sites/%7BB983F313-8CF2-4BB7-8CFD-8AC05AAF37F6%7D/uploads/%7BF561382D-8A7E-4113-96D6-5DDA7

For more information contact:
Marnie McInnis (Community volunteer)   |   marniemcinnis@comcast.net   |   6517739730

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Mankato

Date action report first entered:   12/10/2010

Implementation details:
The City of Mankato has adopted and maintains a Comprehensive Plan, including accompanying Land Use Plan and Map, and regulatory ordinances comply with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan. to ensure their continued applicability and vitality for the City.

Outcome measures/metrics:
These planning documents are periodically revisited and updated as-needed to ensure continued applicability and effectiveness.

Descriptive links: http://www.mankato-mn.gov/upload/contents/366/Land%20Use%20Plan%202008.pdf

For more information contact:
Molly Westman (City staff)   |   mwestman@mankatomn.gov   |   507-387-8571

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Marine on Saint Croix

Date action report first entered:   01/03/2016
Date of last report update:   01/16/2016

Implementation details:
The City completed a Comprehensive Plan Inventory in 2007. Attention is given to demographics, land use, housing, development regulations, transportation, community utilities and services. Information is intended to represent a data base to be utilized in the comprehensive planning process. A 2030 Comprehensive Plan Policy Framework also was adopted that builds upon the Inventory... It serves as a foundation for local government decision makers, guides land use and provides the basis for zoning, and documents local priorities and values. A Comprehensive Plan Addenda was adopted in 2012 addressing the viability and function of the Village Center, focusing on the natural environment (stormwater management), transportation and trails, and community facilities (access and enhancement of public spaces).

Descriptive links: http://www.marine.govoffice.com/vertical/sites/%7BE6A156D5-6FCB-4DD8-BA60-2F231F862CF9%7D/uploads/%7B5740DED6-A2AA-40E6-8431-5F3F0FD222E9%7D.PDF

For more information contact:
Anne Reich (Community volunteer)   |   reichmn@gmail.com   |   651-433-1341

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Marshall

Date action report first entered:   08/22/2012

Implementation details:
A Comprehensive Plan was completed in 1996 with updates and amendments in 2004. Discussion is taking place about a plan update.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Goals will change in subsequent updates, but current goals address: 1)development of bike and walking trails, 2)conservation of natural resources, 3) curbside recycling 3) alternative energy sources 4) wetland protection 5) water quality and conservation 6) building preservation Sustainability-related goals are scattered throughout the document rather than being listed in a specific section, although there is a section outlining the state of Marshall's environment when the plan was written.

Descriptive links: http://marshallmn.com/main/index.php/public-works/planning-zoning/comprehensive-plan

For more information contact:
Ben Martig (City staff)   |   Ben.Martig@ci.marshall.mn.us   |   507-537-6760

Partners:
City of Marshall

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Mayer

Date action report first entered:   10/20/2015
Date of last report update:   10/20/2015

Implementation details:
City Council approved the comprehensive plan on December 11, 2006.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityofmayer.com/index.asp?SEC=60914384-CF89-458A-B19D-4258ABB90A30&DE=A852D90C-D7AC-4BFF-B2DA-A01543269FCA&Type=B_BASIC

For more information contact:
Luayn Ruch-Hammond (City staff)   |   cityadmin@frontiernet.net   |   952-657-1502

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Milan

Date action report first entered:   03/14/2011
Date of last report update:   08/07/2017
Year action initially completed:   2013
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City of Milan's Comprehensive Plan was adopted in September 2002. The Plan was prepared by the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission of Appleton MN. The Purpose of the Plan is to provide direction for growth and development by outlining the goals, objectives and policies formed by the community. The Plan is to be used as a guide to the character, quality and physical development of the City for at least the next 20 years (until approximately the year 2022). This Comprehensive Plan allows Milan to be adequately prepared for when, where and how future development should occur. In 2013, the Milan Comprehensive Plan was updated and again, it was prepared by the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission.

For more information contact:
Ron Anderson (Elected official)   |   paparon69@gmail.com   |   320-734-4792

Partners:
Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission

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Minnetonka

Date action report first entered:   08/25/2008

Implementation details:
On August 25, 2008 the Minnetonka City Council approved the 2030 Comprehensive Guide Plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.eminnetonka.com/community_development/planning/comprehensive_guide_plan.cfm

For more information contact:
Drew Ingvalson (City staff)   |   dingvalson@eminnetonka.com   |   952-939-8293

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Morris

Date action report first entered:   02/13/2017
Date of last report update:   02/13/2017
Year action initially completed:   1999
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Morris's Comprehensive Plan was developed by the city and the citizens of Morris. The plan outlines land use, transportation, population and housing, economic development, environmental analysis, central business district, arts and culture, and community facilities, services, and utilities.

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For more information contact:
Blaine Hill (City staff)   |   bhill@ci.morris.mn.us   |   320-589-3141

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New Brighton

Date action report first entered:   05/03/2016
Date of last report update:   05/03/2016

Implementation details:
The City of New Brighton adopted its 2030 Comprehensive Plan on November 24, 2009 via Resolution 09-079 following Metropolitan Council approval earlier in 2009. New Brighton’s Plan establishes general objectives and policies in the areas of land use, redevelopment, housing, environmental protection, transportation, community facilities (water and sewer), and parks/open space.

For more information contact:
Craig Schlichting (City staff)   |   craig.schlichting@newbrightonmn.gov   |   651-638-2056

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New Germany

Date action report first entered:   04/24/2017
Date of last report update:   04/24/2017
Year action initially completed:   tm
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
We have our own and also follow the County Comp plan

For more information contact:
Twyla Menth (City staff)   |   ngcityhall@gmail.com   |   952-353-2488

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New Hope

Date action report first entered:   03/30/2015
Date of last report update:   11/19/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The most recent update to the city's 2030 Comp Plan occurred in 2006 and was led by a committee consisting of representatives from New Hope advisory commissions, residents, and business representatives.

Descriptive links: https://www.ci.new-hope.mn.us/cms/one.aspx?portalid=9826709&pageid=13636164

For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff)   |   jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us   |   763-531-5119

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Newport

Date action report first entered:   04/24/2012

Implementation details:
The City Council approved the City's 2030 Comprehensive Plan in 2010 and is in the process of reviewing it to determine if there needs to be any changes.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.newport.mn.us/ComprehensivePlan.php             view file

For more information contact:
Travis Brierley (City staff)   |   tbrierley@newportmn.com   |   651-459-5677

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Northfield

Date action report first entered:   11/14/2010

Implementation details:
Northfield Comprehensive Plan adopted by resolution 2008-139 on November 17, 2008.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/331             view file

For more information contact:
Tim Behrendt (City staff)   |   tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us   |   507-645-3027

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Oakdale

Date action report first entered:   05/09/2011
Date of last report update:   12/14/2018
Year action initially completed:   2011
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The Oakdale City Council approved its 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update in August of 2018. The 2040 Plan is the first in Oakdale's history to include a specific chapter about resilience, as well as a number of goals and policies related to resilience and sustainability interwoven throughout the plan. Policies in the resilience chapter focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, recycling, storm water management, hazard mitigation planning, and healthy food access. The land use chapter included policies around streetscaping and public art. The transportation chapter addressed polices for multi-modal transportation, sidewalk and trail connections, and connections to transit. The water resources chapter called for increased water conservation and flood control.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/489/2040-Comprehensive-Plan-Update

For more information contact:
Jen Hassebroek (City staff)   |   jen.hassebroek@ci.oakdale.mn.us   |   651-730-2723

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Pine River

Date action report first entered:   05/06/2011

Implementation details:
Completed. Pine River's comprehensive plan was most recently updated in 2007.

For more information contact:
John van der Linden (Community volunteer)   |   johnvdl@pinerivergreensteps.org   |   218-587-5001

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Red Wing

Date action report first entered:   01/30/2013

Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2007 with several amendments adopted since then. (http://www.red-wing.org/comprehensiveplan.html)

Descriptive links: http://www.red-wing.org/comprehensiveplan.html

For more information contact:
Paul Drotos (City staff)   |   paul.drotos@ci.red-wing.mn.us   |   651-410-6744

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Rochester

Date action report first entered:   01/27/2011

Implementation details:
The Rochester Urban Service Area Land Use Plan, adopted initially in 1979, has been updated repeatedly since then. The most recent amendments include establishing a policy on affordable housing and diversity (in 2000); adopting a detailed master plan for the Second Street Corridor; adopting a detailed land use plan for the Kutzky Park Neighborhood, an urban core neighborhood; adopting a complete streets policy (march 2009); and adopting (in January, 2011) a detailed Downtown Master Plan. With the adoption of the Olmsted County Land Use Plan in March 2011, the agreed-upon boundary of the Rochester Urban Service Area has been revised, identifying additional areas for which detailed future land use planning will be needed.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The Downtown Master Plan calls for a mode shift from current 70% single occupant vehicles for commuters to downtown to 50% by 2030. ACS data and local employer data will be used to track mode shift.

Descriptive links: http://www.rochestermn.gov/departments/planning_zoning/masterplan.asp

For more information contact:
Jeff Ellerbusch (City staff)   |   ellerbusch.jeff@CO.OLMSTED.MN.US   |   507-328-7132

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Rogers

Date action report first entered:   01/04/2012

Implementation details:
The City of Rogers Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2009 and provides a vision for the City's development towards the year 2030. The Rogers 2030 Vision, which accompanies the Comp Plan, provides goals for improved transport, a traditional downtown, natural spaces, and strong civic organizations and services. The Comp Plan itself provides for broad sustainability goals such as a sustainable economy, preservation of natural areas, and limiting growth at defined city edges while expanding growth in core residential areas.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityofrogers.org/comp-plan

For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff)   |   mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us   |   763-428-0974

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Rosemount

Date action report first entered:   03/05/2012

Implementation details:
The City adopted the 2030 Comprehensive Plan in November 2009.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The City use the 2030 Comprehensive Plan as a guide for reviewing projects and makes updates or amends the zoning ordinance as needed.

Descriptive links: http://tinyurl.com/6tstr56

For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff)   |   anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us   |   651-322-2090

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Roseville

Date action report first entered:   12/30/2014
Date of last report update:   07/17/2015

Implementation details:
The city has a Comprehensive Plan(to 2030) adopted in October 2009 by the city council. The plan provides guidance on a broad set of topics including transportation, housing, environmental protection, parks and recreation and utilities. Input from community members and stakeholders was part of the plan's development

For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff)   |   Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com   |   651-792-7049

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Royalton

Date action report first entered:   12/29/2010

Implementation details:
The City of Royalton has a Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the goal of the city council is to update the plan to include the new parks recently added to the city and establishment of new well to replace older/less efficient well(s)

Outcome measures/metrics:
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan 2005-2015 has been updated as of 2011 and includes the updates to the zoning ordinance as well as the focus on developing a walking path along the Platte River and the Splash Park. The revised plan needs more information from the 2010 Census before its final adoption by the city council

Descriptive links: http://royaltonmn.com/vertical/sites/%7BF29AE369-80CF-4CFB-BE87-851B6F04B18E%7D/uploads/Comp_Plan_2005-2015.pdf             view file

For more information contact:
Andrea Lauer (Elected official)   |   mayor@royaltonmn.com   |   320-630-2229

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Saint Anthony

Date action report first entered:   05/05/2011

Implementation details:
The City updated its comprehensive plan in 2008.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.saint-anthony.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={327693A4-DBEB-45BC-A524-0FE277B4F9BC}

For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff)   |   jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us   |   612-782-3314

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Saint Louis Park

Date action report first entered:   07/02/2012

Implementation details:
City has been implementing this plan sicne 2009 and will continue to do so.

Descriptive links: http://www.stlouispark.org/comprehensive-plan.html

For more information contact:
Meg McMonigal (City staff)   |   mmcmonigal@stlouispark.org   |   952-924-2573

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Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   10/27/2014
Date of last report update:   10/27/2014

Implementation details:
The Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan includes six citywide subject-based plans – Land Use, Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Housing, Historic Preservation, and Water Resources Management– as well as other adopted citywide plans and plans focusing on specific areas of the city. They include the Central Corridor Development Strategy and the Saint Paul Downtown Development Strategy, as well as small area plans, district plans, and special focus plans. The Comprehensive Plan completed the adoption process on February 24, 2010.

Descriptive links: http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=3427

For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff)   |   kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us   |   651-266-6590

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Saint Paul Park

Date action report first entered:   03/01/2013

Implementation details:
The City adopted its most recent comprehensive plan in April of 2010. The plan is attached. Figures associated with the plan may be found at the following web address: http://www.stpaulpark.govoffice.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={C676A999-6EDA-4CD7-B241-B8BBB2F47538}&DE={D8FD26BA-5CB9-4A3F-9254-4673D5C4E9A3}

Outcome measures/metrics:
The Comprehensive Plan outlines goals, policies and action steps regarding natural resources, cultural resources, land use, transportation, parks and recreation that all lead to improved sustainability in St. Paul Park.

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For more information contact:
Kevin Walsh (City staff)   |   kwalsh@stpaulpark.org   |   651-459-9785

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Sauk Rapids

Date action report first entered:   03/03/2013

Implementation details:
The City updated its comprehensive plan in 2005.

For more information contact:
Marilyn Patterson (Community volunteer)   |   mpp03@charter.net   |   320-258-5300

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Scandia

Date action report first entered:   03/17/2009
Date of last report update:   06/10/2014

Implementation details:
The City Council adopted the current Comprehensive Plan in 2009 after nearly two years of public input and work by citizen advisory committees. The plan identifies many natural resource goals in the areas of wastewater, surface water and groundwater management as well as protecting open spaces to retain the rural character of Scandia. This was furthered by the adoption of the Guidelines for the Protection of Scandia's Scenic Viewsheds on 5/15/12.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.scandia.mn.us/index.asp?SEC=CD15B87F-1A85-49F2-A7B5-C863582143F4&Type=B_BASIC

For more information contact:
Neil Soltis (City staff)   |   n.soltis@ci.scandia.mn.us   |   651-433-2274

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Sherburn

Date action report first entered:   12/17/2014
Date of last report update:   12/17/2014

Implementation details:
Martin County Land Use Plan passed in 2003.

Descriptive links: http://www.co.martin.mn.us/images/Planning/MC_Land_Use_Plan.pdf             view file

For more information contact:
Kym Christiansen (City staff)   |   kym.christiansen@cityofsherburn.com   |   507-764-4491

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Shorewood

Date action report first entered:   10/25/2011

Implementation details:
Shorewood adopted its first Comprehensive Plan in 1981 and has updated it over the years. The most recent update was in 2009.

For more information contact:
Julie Moore (City staff)   |   jmoore@ci.shorewood.mn.us   |   952.960.7906

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Silver Bay

Date action report first entered:   05/12/2014
Date of last report update:   05/12/2014

Implementation details:
Silver Bay adopted a comprehensive plan in 2007. There are also plans to update the plan this year, 2014, to accommodate for the city's sustainable future.

For more information contact:
Lana Fralich (City staff)   |   lanaf@silverbay.com   |   218-226-4408

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South Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   04/28/2016
Date of last report update:   04/28/2016

Implementation details:
The City of South St. Paul adopted a comprehensive plan in June 2009, which includes a land use plan and vision. The resolution approving the comp plan is attached. The plan looks 20 years into the future to 2030. Attached is a link to the city's comprehensive plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.southstpaul.org/Index.aspx?NID=409             view file

For more information contact:
Deb Griffith (City staff)   |   dgriffith@southstpaul.org   |   651-554-3230

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Two Harbors

Date action report first entered:   03/15/2011
Date of last report update:   04/07/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Two Harbors completely updated their comprehensive plan in March 2011. The plan is used to decide how to best use resources and allocate services in the future to achieve a desired community vision. It focuses on what part of the city's land use goals and policies can be improved to ensure an optimistic future for the city.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.two-harbors.mn.us/index.asp?SEC=068EB256-31AE-4150-8FA7-AA96F0FC3FA0&Type=B_BASIC

For more information contact:
Josh Bergstad (City staff)   |   jbergstad@ardc.org   |   218-834-8803

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Victoria

Date action report first entered:   11/26/2013
Date of last report update:   05/01/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Victoria implemented their most recent comprehensive plan in 2009. The current comprehensive plan outlines the community's vision through the year 2030. Every 10 years the community will revisit the comprehensive plan and make revisions to reflect the current conditions and forecasts for the City.

Descriptive links: http://mn-victoria.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=120             view file

For more information contact:
Madison Fox-Christensen (City staff)   |   mfoxchristensen@ci.victoria.mn.us   |   952-443-4219

Partners:
Carver County; Metropolitan Council

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Warren

Date action report first entered:   10/26/2017
Date of last report update:   10/26/2017
Year action initially completed:   2014
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
- The City of Warren adopted a comprehensive plan which includes a land use plan; inventory/analysis, goal/policy formulation, comprehensive plan development, adopting the plan, plan implementation.

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For more information contact:
Shannon Mortenson (City staff)   |   shannonm@warrenminnesota.com   |   218-745-5343

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Willmar

Date action report first entered:   03/08/2012

Implementation details:
The City of Willmar has adopted and maintains a Comprehensive Plan, including accompanying Land Use Plan and Map, and regulatory ordinances comply with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan. to ensure their continued applicability and vitality for the City.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The planning documents are updated as-needed to ensure continued applicability.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.willmar.mn.us/menu/departments/pds/files/Willmar%20Comprehensive%20Plan%202009.pdf

For more information contact:
Sara Jacobson (City staff)   |   sjacobson@willmarmn.gov   |   320-235-4760

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Winthrop

Date action report first entered:   02/17/2016
Date of last report update:   07/24/2017
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City of Winthrop adopted a comprehensive city plan in 2007. In the coming year we will begin a process up reviewing the plan and making any necessary updates.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Comprehensive Plan updated and Completed.

For more information contact:
Melissa Lorenz (City staff)   |   cityclerk@winthropminnesota.com   |   507-647-5306

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Chanhassen pending

Date action report first entered:   01/09/2019
Date of last report update:   01/09/2019
Year action initially completed:   1982
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City of Chanhassen adopted its first Comprehensive Plan in 1982. Its most recent update created the 2040 Comp Plan which is currently under review and is anticipated to be approved in early 2019. Focuses for the 2040 plan included solar energy and sustainability goals.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/1328/Comprehensive-Plan

For more information contact:
Jill Sinclair (City staff)   |   jsinclair@ci.chanhassen.mn.us   |   952-227-1133

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Crosslake pending

Date action report first entered:   01/29/2019
Date of last report update:   01/29/2019
Year action initially completed:   2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Tad Erickson of Region Five Development Commission presented the draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update along with suggested changes from the Planning and Zoning Commission to the City Council. Resolution 18:18 was approved on May 14, 2018 noting that the plan would be reviewed annually.

Descriptive links: https://www.cityofcrosslake.org/vertical/sites/%7BFEA8DD90-54F2-4E30-BF15-72B67E6DC206%7D/uploads/Crosslake_Comprehensive_Plan_Update_2018.pdf

For more information contact:
Martha Steele (Community volunteer)   |   steeles@brainerd.net   |   218-765-4041

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Grand Marais pending

Date action report first entered:   11/04/2015
Date of last report update:   11/04/2015

Implementation details:
City Comprehensive Plan - The City’s Comprehensive Plan dates from the late 1990s. The City is planning for a Comprehensive Plan update within a year or so. County Comprehensive Plan - The County is currently in the middle of creating a new Comprehensive Plan, replacing the one adopted in 1998

For more information contact:
Shane Steele (Contractor)   |   shane.w.steele@gmail.com   |   507-884-5790

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greenstep advisor
Suzanne Rhees, AICP, Conservation Projects Coordinator, MN Board of Water and Soil Resources: 651/296-0768, suzanne.rhees@state.mn.us