City Detail

Background Information

City of Eagan
County: Dakota
Population: 65800
GreenStep City category: A
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 223
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Andrew Pimental
City Staff
651-675-5506
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 5 ( )

City Assessment Files and City Performance Metrics

City councils pass a resolution to join the GreenStep program and are recognized at Step 1. Step 2 and Step 3 recognition levels reflect completed city actions, reported and rated below with stars (1 star = good, 2 stars = better, 3 stars = best). The Assessment File below summarizes completed city actions in a short Word file. Step 4 recognition is awarded to cities who report a minimum number of core metrics for the previous calendar year. These metrics aim to show the aggregate, quantitative results of taking multiple GreenStep actions. Step 5 cities show improvement in the Step 4 metrics. See yearly data for Steps 4&5. Additional city data can be found by reviewing information on B3 Benchmarking and Regional Indicators Initiative.

Assessment File

Best Practice Actions Underway and Completed

Completed actions are denoted by stars.

Total completed actions: 67
1 star actions: 45
2 star actions: 12
3 star actions: 1

Buildings and Lighting Buildings and Lighting

Efficient Existing Public Buildings {BP no.1}

1 star - Action 1:

Enter building information into the Minnesota B3 Benchmarking database and routinely enter monthly energy, water use data for all city-owned buildings.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Monthly Energy consumption at City building being monitored via the B3 database beginning in May 2011; particularly at buildings that received retrofits from Federal Energy grant. The City worked with the MPCA and a GreenCorp Volunteer to enter historic utility data into the B3 system. City staff will continue using the B3 system to manage and track energy usage at City facilities.
Outcome measures/metrics:
After having validated the data and correcting errors that existed the utility information reported in B3 is current for city buildings.

Data suggests a decrease in energy consumption for five buildings and an increase in four buildings from the established baseline. Decrease is directly related to retrofits to some of the buildings and additional study and action is planned for the four underperforming buildings. Not all of the suggested energy enhancements identified in the initial energy audit were implemented, therefore a strategic plan is being developed to address the remaining projects so that improvements can be budgeted and implemented over the next 5 years.

B3 data has been fully updated and tracked monthly to identify trends and/or inconsistencies in buildings that need to be addressed. The building retrofits have all been reflected in B3 reporting to track their effectiveness.

Next steps will consist of continuing to track data, budget for improvements that could be included in the planning for the 2013 budget, continue to work with utility companies to define ways to be more energy efficient, and educate staff in each building to enhance energy savings.


Budings
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Cherryl Mesko (City staff) | cmesko@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5505
2 star - Action 2:

Make no/low cost indoor lighting and operational changes in city-owned/school buildings to reduce energy costs.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
After the audit of several buildings in 2009 there were several enhancements made to buildings to improve energy efficiency; mostly affecting lighting upgrades and water conservation.

In the Municipal Center other O&M changes included changing the set point of rooms when unoccupied; they were raised during the cooling season and lowered during the heating season. Light sensors were also added in areas that didn't have them and the sesors that existed were tested and reapaired/replaced for otimal efficiency. The building envelope of all affected buildings were checked; windows were sealed and weather stripping was replaced to minimize heat loss.

The Civic Arena had major retrofits with a new ground source heat pump system put into place. This building also had several O&M changes to reduce water consumption, seal the building envelope with weatherstripping or caulking, and change the setpoints during unoccupied times.

The B3 Building Editor has been updated to reflect changes and will continue to be monitored to improve energy savings.
Outcome measures/metrics:
A year after the retrofits and O&M changes the Municipal Center and Civic Arena have seen significant cost and energy savings. The Civic Arena has saved approximately 1 million gallons of water/year with the installation of low flow fixtues. Both buildings have seen significant energy, cost and CO2 savings.

The success of the rectrofits to date will contine to be monitored through the B3 tracking and staff will continue to operate the buildings to maximize the retrofits,seek out new opportunities for energy enhancements and budget annually for improvements that will sustain the savings.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Cherryl Mesko (City staff) | cmesko@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5505
2 star - Action 3:

Invest in larger energy efficiency projects through performance contracting or other funding or through smaller retro-commissioning/retrofit projects in city-owned/school buildings.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The city received a $657,000 Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservations Block Grant to upgrade city owned buildings to make them more energy efficient. The consulting firm of McKinstry oversaw the project and leveraged the grant dollars with utility rebates that resulted in $1.2 million in improvements.

The City receives rebates from Dakota Electric and other utilities as a result of the projects funded through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. Examples where rebates were received include building recommissioning work and interior lighting upgrades. The City also participates in Dakota Electric's load shedding program to reduce peak demand electricity needs, which results in a rebate to the City.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The city received a $657,000 Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservations Block Grant.

The direct impact of the retrofits resulted in significant energy, dollar and CO2 savings for the buildings receiving the retrofits; in particular the Municipal Building, Police Building and Maintenance Facility.

Underperforming buildings will have a targeted plan to make modifications to meet defined goals. In particular, each building that is currently underperforming after the initial retrofits will have a 3-5 year plan wherein energy enhancements that were not included as part of the initial energy audit will be planned and budgeted for.

The continual tracking of energy use and costs through B3 will provide the tangible data to prioritize which buildings need the most attention to meet the energy saving goals.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Cherryl Mesko (City staff) | cmesko@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5505
Pending - Action 4:

Implement information technology efforts and city employee engagement to reduce plug loads, building energy use and workflow efficiency.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City receives rebates from Dakota Electric and other utilities as a result of the projects funded through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. Examples where rebates were received include building recommissioning work and interior lighting upgrades. The City also participates in Dakota Electric's load shedding program to reduce peak demand electricity needs, which results in a rebate to the City.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Sipper (City staff) | msipper@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5556
2 star - Action 5:

Document that the new construction or major remodeling of a public building has met the SB 2030 energy standard or has met or qualified under a green building or energy framework.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City's Fire Safety Center, which opened in the spring of 2011, is the first Green Globe certified Fire Station in the Country (recipient of two gree nglobes in June 2011). The facility includes geothermal heating,repurposed wood from trees that were removed from the site, and many other sustainable features.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The baseline has not been set for this building as yet. The building was occupied May 5, 2011 and the first baseline for the building will be established after 12 full months of utility usage has been documented. The B3 reporting continues each month to establish that baseline.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cherryl Mesko (City staff) | cmesko@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5505
1 star - Action 7:

Install for one or more city-owned/school buildings one of the following efficiency measures:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Geothermal heating was installed at the Eagan Civic (Ice) Arena, which includes 33 new wells. The project was possible due to a $1.3 million federal grant from the DOE. The project was completed in September 2010.
Outcome measures/metrics:
33 new wells.

The project was possible due to a $1.3 million federal grant from the DOE.

The geothermal project added an additional electric meter in June 2010 to operate the new equipment that was installed. While the natural gas consumption decreased significantly, electrical costs remained the same or increased slightly from the pre-geothermal project. The addition of an enclosed training space within the arena along with additional daytime meeting rentals generated more people and use of the building, which added to the electrical consumption.

The overall system continues to be monitored by Harris Companies, Dakota Electric and City staff to stabilize electrical use.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Mark Vaughn (City staff) | mvaughn@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5592

Efficient Existing Private Buildings {BP no.2}

2 star - Action 4:

Describe energy/water efficiency outcomes and other green building practices at businesses located within/nearby the city.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
There are five buildings in Eagan that are LEED Certified: Eagan Place Professional Building (silver), Lebanon Hills Visitor Center (silver), Lockheed Martin (silver), Allan L. Schuman Corp. Campus Ecolab (gold); and the USPS Bulk Mail Facility (silver)
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5506
1 star - Action 5:

Conserve/protect drinking/groundwater resources by creating a water-wise landscaping ordinance/guidance, WaterSense purchasing program, or guidance on rainwater harvesting and home water softener use.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of Eagan has premanent conservation program for outside water usage. If your address ends in an odd number such as 311, outdoor watering is allowed on the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc., day of the month. If your address ends in an even number such as 312, outdoor watering is allowed on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, etc., day of the month. This permanent systen is in effect throughout the entire outdoor watering season.

The State has enacted legislation requiring cities with a water utility to adopt a rate structure that encourages water conservation. To comply with the law, most cities, including Eagan, have chosen to adopt a tiered rate structure.
Eagan has a two-tier system in place. Effective July 1, 2010 residents pay the same rate they are accustomed to paying$1.40 per thousand gallonsfor the normal indoor usage. The normal usage level will be defined as water used in the winter quarter, a period void of outdoor use such as watering lawns, washing cars, and filling swimming pools. Water used in the non-winter quarters in excess of normal will be billed at $1.75 per thousand gallons." found on the Cities web page at http://www.cityofeagan.com/live/page.asp?menu=21444.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Odd and Even day Watering

$1.40 per thousand gallonsfor the normal indoor usage.

Water used in the non-winter quarters in excess of normal will be billed at $1.75 per thousand gallons
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jon Eaton (City staff) | jeaton@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5212

New Green Buildings {BP no.3}

Pending - Action 1:

Require by city policy that new city-owned buildings be built using the SB 2030 energy standard and/or a green building framework.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Eagan's new Fire Safety Center will be certified as a GreenGlobe certified facility. The City does not currently have an ordinance that requires green building standards for new or remodeled city-owned buildings.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Scott (City staff) | mscott@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5910

Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals {BP no.4}

Pending - Action 3:

Replace the city's existing street lighting with Dark Sky-compliant LEDs, modifying any city franchise/utility agreement and adding smart grid attributes.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
This project is ongoing.

City tracks street light outages, when it was reported to utility, and when it was repaired. Per fee schedule, inefficient fixtures are replaced by utility company on a 10-year cycle.
Outcome measures/metrics:
10-year cycle.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tim Plath (City staff) | tplath@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5643
1 star - Action 4:

Coordinate traffic signals and/or optimize signal timing so as minimize car idling at intersections yet maintain safe and publicly acceptable vehicle speeds.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City, in partnership with Dakota County, has synchronized traffic signals on PK Rd, YD Rd and Cliff Rd for directional rush hours. The City also has 2 Round-abouts and 2 flashing yellow left turn arrow signals to reduce idling time. 3 more FYA's planned for 2011.
Outcome measures/metrics:
2 flashing yellow left turn arrow signals to reduce idling time

3 more FYA's planned for 2011.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tom Colbert (City staff) | tcolbert@cityofeagan.com | (651) 675-5635
3 star - Action 8:

Replace the city's existing traffic signals with LEDs.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
100% of traffic signals within the City are LEDs
Outcome measures/metrics:
100 %
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tim Plath (City staff) | tplath@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5643

Building Redevelopment {BP no.5}

1 star - Action 5:

Adopt development/design standards and programs that facilitate infill, redevelopment, and adaptable buildings.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City's Comprehensive Plan has policies with respect to building on existing pedestrian facilities and enhancing and further connecting them as projects and funding permit. The City applies the policy with respect to street improvements and reconstruction in which it considers the installation of appropriate pedestrian facilities - sidewalks or trails - as each project is designed. The City has implemented pedestrian improvements in the Town Centre area and has received a grant to study additional pedestrian connections of this kind in other retail areas through the State SHIP program. In it's major mixed use redevelopment, the City is implementing a transit oriented, walkable design framework through its Cedar Grove Zoning District and Design Standards. City approved Community Transportation Trail System Policy 12-13-04
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330

Land Use Land Use

Comprehensive, Climate and Energy Plans {BP no.6}

1 star - Action 1:

Adopt a comprehensive plan or (for Category B & C cities) adopt a future land use plan that was adopted by the county or a regional entity.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
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
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
1 star - Action 2:

Demonstrate that regulatory ordinances comply with the comprehensive plan including but not limited to having the zoning ordinance explicitly reference the comprehensive plan as the foundational document for decision making.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Plan are consistent. This action is fulfilled already with the city ordinances. For example, the following language is included in the City's ordinances pertaining to the comprehensive plan: "These regulations are adopted for the following purposes: (1) To protect and provide for the public health, safety and general welfare of the city; (2) to guide the future growth and development of the city in accordance with the comprehensive guide plan, the official map and the capital improvement program of the city; ..." See http://library1.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=13070&doc_action=whatsnew
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
1 star - Action 3:

Include requirements in comprehensive and/or other plans for intergovernmental coordination addressing regional land use and watershed / wellhead impacts, infrastructure, transportation, economic development and city/regional services.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Transportation, watershed impacts, land use, health, sewer and water, economic development, and housing and forclosures and all complete and ongoing practices

Comprehensive Guide updates are coordinated with the Met Council and adjacent and overlapping jurisdictions by definition. All changes require notice to and the opportunity to comment by those agencies. City adopted Comprehensive Transportation Plan in 2009 and Regional Roadway System Visioning Study in 2010.

IGR activities with Watershed Management Organizations across jurisdictional boundaries. City approved stormwater mgmt plan on 1-17-06 and Water quality mgmt plan on 7-17-07.

Comprehensive Guide updates are coordinated with the Met Council and adjacent and overlapping jurisdictions by definition. All changes require notice to and the opportunity to comment by those agencies.

City works with State and municipal agencies to coordinate cooperative efforts

The City works jointly with the Dakota County CDA to monitor and provide resources to properties and property owners affected by foreclosures.

Rely on State and County health departments to implement and enforce health standards; not included in City's Comp Guide

Sewer and Water Comp plans were adopted on 1-20-09. City adopted Inflow and Infiltration Mitigation Program in December 2009.

Police and Fire are not applicable. They are not referenced in Comprehensive Plan.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
Pending - Action 4:

Include ecological provisions in the comprehensive plan that explicitly aim to minimize open space fragmentation and/or establish a growth area with expansion criteria.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Plan includes by reference the City's Parks and Open Space Plan and its 2020 Vision for Parks and Open Space. The City implements this individually and in cooperation with other agencies including the Dakota County Greenway project and similar programs.

Ongoing:
Transit availability has been increased; City works with Dakota County and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) and other agencies to plan for and provide transit opportunities and expansion of services, including Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Corridor and Robert Street Corridor Transit Study. City approved Community Transportation Trail System Policy 12-13-04. GreenSteps encourages written policies with numerical targets. With a detailed policy and documented actions, the City Council complete this best practice.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330

Resilient City Growth {BP no.7}

1 star - Action 1:

Limit barriers to higher density housing by including in the city zoning ordinance and zoning map:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Complete and Ongoing.

City's HD (high density) comp guide designation anticipates 12+ units/acre and City's R-4 zoning can permit 16+ units/acre. A number of these properties are adjacent to commercial zoning districts. The Cedar Grove Redevelopment Area is planned to be a higher density area than would typically be permitted in Eagan (anticipated to be 16+ units/acre) and they will be in walking distance of both commercial and transit opportunities.
Outcome measures/metrics:
12+ units/acre and City's R-4 zoning can permit 16+ units/acre
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
1 star - Action 2:

Achieve higher density housing through at least two of the following strategies:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
These practices are complete and ongoing.

Through it's planned development zoning category, the City can permit flexibility where necessary, particularly in infill developments.

The City's Comp Plan designates three mixed use special areas that encourage higher density housing and more efficient land use intensities as infill and redevelopment may occur.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
Pending - Action 4:

Provide incentives for infill projects, or for life-cycle housing at or near job or retail centers, or for achieving an average net residential density of seven units per acre.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Not complete
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:

Mixed Uses {BP no.8}

1 star - Action 1:

Organize or participate in a community planning/design process for the city/a mixed use district.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
This project is complete and ongoing.

The Cedar Grove Redevelopment was approved on basis of the Cedar/13 Study, which involved a facilitated analysis of the project area and future development scenarios. This analysis included community and stakeholder input. The Opportunity City Program Study Report will also provide design professional input relative to the City's three mixed use special areas.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
1 star - Action 2:

Locate or lease a school, city building or other government facility that has at least two of these attributes:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The Library and Community Center meet this requirement

See trail map on City website at http://www.ci.eagan.mn.us/upload/images/Public%20Works/park%20trails&sidewalks.pdf

MVTA transit service provides transportation to multiple City facilities.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
1 star - Action 7:

Create incentives for vertical mixed-use development in appropriate locations (downtown, commercial districts near colleges or universities, historic commercial districts).

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Land cost write downs are available in the Cedar Grove Redevelopment District to encourage high density mixed use development, either by vertical mixed use or combinations of uses in closer proximity than other zoning districts permit.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330

Efficient Highway- and Auto-Oriented Development {BP no.9}

1 star - Action 2:

Participate in regional economic development planning with representatives from surrounding townships, cities, the county and business interests to:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
This project is complete and ongoing

City is participating with local businesses, multiple local agencies, two chambers of commerce, and Dakota County to ensure planning for corridors for transport of goods, transit and broadband for economic development. Another example of regional coordination is the City's participation in the Robert Street Corridor efforts.

Already fully developed in commercial areas and in highway planning
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330

Design for Natural Resource Conservation {BP no.10}

Pending - Action 1:

Conduct a Natural Resource Inventory or Assessment (NRI or NRA); incorporate protection of priority natural systems or resources such as groundwater through the subdivision or development process.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Not complete.

City approved original Water Quality Management Plan in June 1990. Approved updated Water Quality & Wetland Management Plan on 7-17-07. Incoroprated wetland inventory, mapping, and assessment for purposes of classification. Classification determines level of avoidance, protection/buffer, or replacement, when allowed.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
1 star - Action 5:

Preserve environmentally sensitive, community-valued land by placing a conservation easement on city lands, and by encouraging/funding private landowners to place land in conservation easements.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City has partnered with other entities (e.g. Dakota County) to fund conservation easements to preserve land in the Eagan Core Greenway
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5506

Transportation Transportation

Living Streets {BP no.11}

1 star - Action 1:

Adopt a complete streets policy, or a living streets policy, which addresses landscaping and stormwater.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The 2030 Eagan Comp Guide Plan has a stated goal to develop a multi-modal transportation system in which autos,trucks, rail, transit, bicycles and pedestrians are adequately served
and can safely co-exist. A Complete Streets resolution, which states the City's ongoing commitment to Complete Streets principles and lists numerous examples of Complete Street efforts completed within the City, was approved by the City Council on September 6, 2011.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5506
1 star - Action 4:

Identify, prioritize and remedy complete streets gaps and lack of connectivity/safety within your road network by, for example, adding a bike route/lane, truck route, sidewalk or mid-block alley.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Not Complete

Eagan approved a Community Transportation Trail System Policy December 13, 2004. The City also adopted a Trail Connection Policy in January 2011, which assists with remedying non complete trail segments. The City has also completed
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Mike Ridley (City staff) | mridley@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5650
1 star - Action 5:

Identify and remedy street-trail gaps between city streets and off-road trails/bike trails to better facilitate walking and biking.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
In the summer of 2010, the City identified a trail gap on Gold Trailm and installed a new trail to connect Woodhaven Park to the Cedar Grove (redevelopment) area.

The City also constructed Northwood Overpass (including a new trail) in 2009, which provides connectivity over 35-E and is part of the City's ring road concept, providing a new trail and connectivity to Eagan residents.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tim Plath (City staff) | tplath@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5643
2 star - Action 6:

Implement traffic calming policy/measures, including lane conversions (road diets), roundabouts, shared space and depaving, in at least one street redevelopment project.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Installation of two roundabouts: intersection of Diffley & Rahn and intersection of Denmark & Central Pkwy. Eagan also encouraged implementation of radio transmitted traffic signals, installation of flashing yellow left turn signals to reduce idling, for example, along Yankee Doodle Rd. Chokers/narrowing on Ashbury Drive, Blackhawk Lake Road, Deerwood Drive, Denmark Avenue (added sidewalk). Speed display signs on Daniel Drive, Deerwood Drive, Denmark Avenue.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tim Plath (City staff) | tplath@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5643

Mobility Options {BP no.12}

1 star - Action 1:

Increase walking, biking and transit use by one or more of the following means:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Bicycle trails maps are provided on the City of Eagan website @ http://www.ci.eagan.mn.us/upload/images/Public%20Works/park%20trails&sidewalks.pdf, and along routes. The transit routes may also be found via the City of Eagan website and MVTA website @ http://www.mvta.com/System_Map2.html

The City completed an application for an Active Living grant through the Dakota County Public Health Department, funding provided by the Statewide Health Improvements Program. The application proposes funding for 1.) WayFinding signage at key points and trail heads along the City non-motorized trail system. The signage would included a City trail map as well as a County/regional trail map; 2.) New bike racks at major City owned facilities; and, 3.) Healthy initiative (bike/walk) promotions at the City sponsored Market Fest events

Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Corridor; new MVTA Park and Ride station opened in Cedar Grove in 2010, and numerous other Park and Ride facilities across City

City has active wellness program for employees and encourages employees and residents to participate in Healthy Steps, a Dakota County walking effort

1.b in progress
1.d not complete
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tom Colbert (City staff) | tcolbert@cityofeagan.com | (651) 675-5635
1 star - Action 2:

Conduct an Active Living campaign such as a Safe Routes to School program.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
After a successful grant proposal, the City of Eagan and ISD 196 completed a Safe Route to School Planfor Red Pine Elementary. See attached website for more information.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tim Plath (City staff) | tplath@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5643
1 star - Action 6:

Add/expand transit service, or promote car/bike sharing.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Corridor is under construction. A new Park and Ride facility opened in 2010 in the Cedar Grove Redevelopment Area.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tom Colbert (City staff) | tcolbert@cityofeagan.com | (651) 675-5635

Efficient City Fleets {BP no.13}

1 star - Action 1:

Efficiently use your existing fleet of city vehicles by encouraging trip bundling, video conferencing, carpooling, vehicle sharing and incentives/technology.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Eagan has downsized the type of vehicles used in various fleets. Eagan's first fire response now has more efficient vehicles by replacing the 12MPG Ford Explorers with the 21MPG Ford Escapes. Two hybrid vehicles, the 30+MPG Ford Fusions, are utilized for administrative purposes to replace the old 20MPG Impalas. Eagan has replaced a street maintenance vehicle with a seasonal worker riding a bike for boulevard maintenance. Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) program to increase patrol efficiency during snow emergencies.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Eagan's first fire response is now more efficient replacing the 12MPG Ford Explorers with the 21MPG Ford Escapes.

Two hybrid vehicles, the 30+MPG Ford Fusions, are utilized for administrative purposes to replace the old 20MPG Impalas
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tom Colbert (City staff) | tcolbert@cityofeagan.com | (651) 675-5635
1 star - Action 2:

Right-size/down-size the city fleet with the most fuel-efficient vehicles that are of an optimal size and capacity for their intended functions.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Downsized the type of vehicles used in various fleets. Eagan's fire response has more efficient vehicles, two hybrid vehicles are utilized for administrative purposes, and Eagan has replaced a street maintenance vehicle with a seasonal worker riding a bike for boulevard maintenance. As an example, the previously used fire vehicles were getting 9-12 MPG, and the new fire department vehicles are getting 18-20 MPG. The City also goes through an annual interactive process with all departments to determine which vehicles need to be replaced each year, which vehicles could be used in other departments to match usage with the right vehicle, and which vehicles could be eliminated entirely.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The previously used fire vehicles were getting 9-12 MPG, and the new fire department vehicles are getting 18-20 MPG
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tom Colbert (City staff) | tcolbert@cityofeagan.com | (651) 675-5635
1 star - Action 3:

Phase-in operational changes, equipment changes including electric vehicles, and no-idling practices for city or local transit fleets.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Current monthly fuel usage for each City vehicle is monitored and reported.

All Eagan employees are subjected to the 'no idling policy'. All unattended vehicle must be shut off.

Eagan follows the manufacturer's recommendations for preventative maintenance. Gas mileage is also tracked and documented to make necessary corrections as the results decline. The City uses a Vehicle Conditioning Index to maximize usage of vehicles before they are replaced.

The City has a pilot program underway in which two hybrid vehicles have been purchased to monitor effectiveness and cost-saving potential.

Mandated biodiesel state requirement of 5% (B5).

The City has downsized numerous vehicles to gain better fuel efficiency. For example, the fire department has replaced large, SUVs with smaller, Ford Escapes, which provide enough room for necessary equipment, while increasing fuel economy.

bicycle utilization for property and trail maintenance crews. Police Explorers also use bicycles on occassion in City parks.

3.e and 3.h not complete
Outcome measures/metrics:
Mandated biodiesel state requirement of 5%
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tom Colbert (City staff) | tcolbert@cityofeagan.com | (651) 675-5635
2 star - Action 5:

Document that the local school bus fleet has optimized routes, start times, boundaries, vehicle efficiency and fuels, driver actions to cut costs including idling reduction, and shifting students from the bus to walking, biking and city transit.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
ISD 196 in Eagan uses a computerized route optimizer for their school bus fleets to optimize the distances traveled. Three tiers for school starting times are also used to reduce the sizes of fleets and buses on the roads. A no idling policy is also set to ensure buses are not running while unintended.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
District 196 Transportation (City staff) | karen.newman@district196.org | 651-423-7685

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Sustainable Purchasing {BP no.15}

2 star - Action 1:

Adopt a sustainable purchasing policy or administrative guidelines/practices directing that the city purchase at least:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City Council formally adopted EPP Guidelines on September 6, 2011. The guidelines are included in the City's purchasing policy. All departments have been educated regarding the implementation of this policy. Policy includes purchasing recycled paper products per subdivision of one and tow of Mineesota Statue 16B.122 and per the Federal EPA requirements. Additionally, all appliances and products purchased by the City for which the US EPA ENergy Star certification is available will meet Energy Start certification. Water-saving products purchased by the City will meet the WaterSense certification when such products are available. Cleaning products will meet Green Seal, EcoLogo, and/or U.S.EPA Design for the Environment cleaning product standards.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5506
2 star - Action 4:

Require purchase of U.S. EPA WaterSense-certified products.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City Council approved Environment Purchasing Guidelines include a provision that water-saving products purchased by the City will meet the WaterSense certification when such products are available and financially feasible.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5506

Urban Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

1 star - Action 1:

Certify as a Tree City USA.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of Eagan is certified as a Tree City USA.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Eagan has been a Tree City USA member for over 20 years.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Greg Hove (City staff) | ghove@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5319
Pending - Action 3:

Budget for and achieve resilient urban canopy/tree planting goals.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Eagan has a green space ordinance, which includes pervious/impervious requirements as well as tree mitigation policies, but no requirements pertaining to canopies per se. The City is likely close to meeting these percentage requirements, but nothing documented at this time. The Citys GIS staff is currently working with Dakota County to determine if any GIS technology would allow us to determine our tree canopy percentages.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Greg Hove (City staff) | ghove@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5319
1 star - Action 5:

Adopt a tree preservation or native landscaping ordinance.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City had adopted a Tree Preservation Ordinance that requires the replacement/mitigation of significant trees or woodlands removed during development in excess of an allowable removal limit of approximately 20-40%, as determined by the development type. The number of mitigation trees installed is determined by a formula based upon the size and type of the tree removed and size of the replacement. The ratio for replacement to removal ranges from 1:1 to 12:1.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Greg Hove (City staff) | ghove@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5319

Stormwater Management {BP no.17}

Not rated - Action 6:

Reduce de-icing and dust suppressant salt use to prevent permanent surfacewater and groundwater pollution.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Included as part of City's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) in response to Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. City Ordinances 4.32 and 4.33.
Outcome measures/metrics:
City Ordinances 4.32 and 4.33.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tom Colbert (City staff) | tcolbert@cityofeagan.com | (651) 675-5635

Parks and Trails {BP no.18}

1 star - Action 1:

Make improvements within your city's system of parks, offroad trails and open spaces.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Constructed two trail connectors; (1) Connection to Woodhaven Park amenities from a redevelopment district that will have limited space for recreational opportunities (2) Walnut Hill trail connection to the primary trail grid. City approved Community Transportation Trail System Policy 12-13-04.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5506
1 star - Action 2:

Plan and budget for a network of parks, green spaces, water features and trails for areas where new development is planned.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Eagan is almost entirely developed, and has 54 parks, over 1,200 waterbodies and wetlands, and an extensive trail system.The City's comprehensive guide plan calls for requirements pertianing to distance of all homes to parkland. While most development in Eagan is redevelopment, the City recently approved a new residential development, which included 10+ miles of new trails, purposeful green space additions, and ponding.
Outcome measures/metrics:
54 parks, over 1,200 waterbodies and wetlands, and an extensive trail system
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5506
2 star - Action 3:

Achieve minimum levels of city green space and maximize the percent within a ten-minute walk of community members.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
See land use map showing that more than 20% of City land is designated as parkland. 54 City parks and other dedicated green space preserved via Conservation easement (e.g. Caponi Art Park). The following link shows Eagan's land use map: http://www.ci.eagan.mn.us/upload/images/map_library/LandUseMap04.pdf

Per the 2030 Comp Plan (Parks and Recreation section), neighborhood common parks are to have a service area of 1/4 mile and neighborhood parks are to have a service area of 3/4 mile. See link to Comp Plan section at: http://www.ci.eagan.mn.us/upload/images/comprehensive/2030%20Comprehensive%20Plan/5%20-%20ParksandRec_low.pdf
Outcome measures/metrics:
54 City parks

Neighborhood common parks are to have a service area of 1/4 mile and neighborhood parks are to have a service area of 3/4 mile.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5506
2 star - Action 5:

Create park/city land management standards/practices that maximize at least one of the following:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The Park Department has reduced the area of mowing within parks by approximately 10%, allowing many areas to return their natural condition. The City has installed and manages 30 acres of native prairie within park sites. An unmowed buffer ranging from 10 to 30 is retained around ponds and water bodies.


Ongoing: The City uses rain barrel at the Eagan Art House (at Patrick Egan Park) for some irrigation
Outcome measures/metrics:
The Park Department has reduced the area of mowing within parks by approximately 10%

The City has installed and manages 30 acres of native prairie within park sites.

An unmowed buffer ranging from 10 to 30 is retained around ponds and water bodies.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5506
1 star - Action 8:

Develop a program to involve community members in hands-on land restoration and stewardship projects.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Eagan has implemented a Park Volunteer Program where residents and community volunteers complete many park maintenance activities. Additionally, each year Buckthorn, once identified by the City, is removed by residents from over a 100 private properties and picked up by the City as part of the Residential Buckthorn Removal Program.

The City also operates Holz Farm, which includes annual plantings and harvesting of crops.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5506

Surface Water {BP no.19}

1 star - Action 4:

Adopt a shoreland ordinance for all river and lake shoreland areas; reduce flooding and costs through The National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Ord 4.33 & 11.65. See Shoreland Overlay District at: http://library1.municode.com:80/default-test/template.htm?view=browse&doc_action=setdoc&doc_keytype=tocid&doc_key=4138e7b8ecf7f1dfdbf8dafc2d0db5cf&infobase=13070
Outcome measures/metrics:
Ord 4.33 & 11.65
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Ridley (City staff) | mridley@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5650

Efficient Water and Wastewater Systems {BP no.20}

1 star - Action 2:

Plan and budget for motor maintenance and upgrades so as to assure the most energy efficient, durable and appropriate equipment is available when upgrades or break downs occur.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Utilities staff evaluate and upgrade motors on an annual basis as part of capital planning
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jon Eaton (City staff) | jeaton@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5212
1 star - Action 3:

Establish an on-going budget and program for decreasing inflow and infiltration into sewer lines and losses in drinking water systems.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Current Inflow and Infiltration Inspection program underway in the community. Funding has been received from the Metropolitan Council for some program costs.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jon Eaton (City staff) | jeaton@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5212
Pending - Action 4:

Optimize energy and chemicals use at drinking water / wastewater facilities and decrease chloride in wastewater discharges.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Evaluate chemical usage by inflow(daily) and also on a yearly peak demand ratio. We also take yearly sludge samples and have them analyzed for pollutants and report this to the pollution control agency.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jon Eaton (City staff) | jeaton@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5212

Septic Systems {BP no.21}

2 star - Action 1:

Report to landowners suspected noncompliant or failing septic systems as part of an educational, informational and financial assistance and outreach program designed to trigger voluntary landowner action to improve septic systems.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
City utilizes County database of 250-300 residential units that are required to have septic systems inspected every two years, and pumped when needed. Private inspectors and pumpers are contacted by residents on their own after getting noticed from County. The City contracts with Dakota County, who manages septic program.
Outcome measures/metrics:
City utilizes County database of 250-300 residential units that are required to have septic systems inspected every two years
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Dale Schoeppner (City staff) | dschoeppner@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5699
1 star - Action 3:

Clarify/establish one or more responsible management entities for the proper design, siting, installation, operation, monitoring and maintenance of septic systems.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
If new build, City ensures systems comply with State and City regulations.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Dale Schoeppner (City staff) | dschoeppner@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5699
1 star - Action 4:

Adopt a subsurface sewage treatment system ordinance based on the Association of Minnesota Counties' model ordinance.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
have own Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS). See ordinances (currently being updated) at: http://library1.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=13070&doc_action=whatsnew
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Dale Schoeppner (City staff) | dschoeppner@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5699

Sustainable Consumption and Waste {BP no.22}

1 star - Action 3:

Improve profitability, legal compliance and conserve resources through adoption of ordinance language, licensing and resource management contracts.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Dakota County has elements of a Resource Management contract for the County's building waste. The contract is with Troje and covers the collection of trash and recyclables from all county buildings and facilities, including those in Eagan. County facilities in Eagan facilities include: Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road; Lebanon Hills Regional Park  Schulze Beach, 832 Cliff Rd; and Lebanon Hills Regional Park  Maintenance Shop, 1075 Butwin Rd,
ISD 196 has a Resource Management contract with Allied Waste. This contract covers the collection of trash, recyclables at all elementary, middle and high schools and also food waste at elementary schools.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Dale Stoerzinger (City staff) | dale.stoerzinger@co.dakota.mn.us | 952-891-7550
1 star - Action 5:

Arrange for a residential and/or business/institutional source-separated organics collection/management program.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
In progress: Dakota Valley Recycling continues to explore organics recycling; no program is in place yet. Thomson Reuters has implemented a waste-to-food program, in which they donate food waste to Second Harvest Farms, which is then used to feed hogs.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:

Local Air Quality {BP no.23}

1 star - Action 2:

Regulate outdoor wood burning, using ordinance language, performance standards and bans as appropriate, for at least one of the following:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
City has recreational burning regulations. See ordinance at http://www.ci.eagan.mn.us/upload/images/Fire/Amendment%20to%20Sec%2010%2040%20%20Recreational%20Fires%20and%20Open%20Burning.PDF

set back requirements (350 ft. from property line). The ordinance was recently adopted and has not been codified yet. When it, the ordinance will be available on the City's Website.
Outcome measures/metrics:
350 ft. from property line
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
1 star - Action 3:

Conduct one or more policy or education/behavior change campaigns on the topics below and document:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City has a No Idling policy for city fleet, with few exceptions due to inclement weather. The policy has resulted in a significant decrease in idling and has been a cultural and behavioral change across all departments.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5506

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Benchmarks and Community Engagement {BP no.24}

2 star - Action 1:

Use a city commission, or committee to lead, coordinate, and report to and engage community members on implementation of sustainability best practices.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
A page on the City's website is dedicated towards updating the community on the City's GreenStep best practices and progress. The City announced the participation of the City in the GreenStep Cities program via the City website, electronic reader board, community newsletter, and numerous local newspapers. Ongoing updates on progress are communicated via the City's newsletter and Eagan Patch (online newspaper). The Energy and Environment Advisory Commission also presents the City's GreenStep efforts and progress at the bi-annual City-wide open house, Showcase Eagan.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5506
1 star - Action 2:

Organize goals/outcome measures from all city plans and report to community members data that show progress toward meeting these goals.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City's annual budget includes performance measures in each department and division, which are reported annually through the budget process. The City also publishes an annual report via the Experience Eagan newsletter, which summarizes the City's goals and progress made on those goals, including a Green Guide that speaks to efforts specific to energy and sustainability.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5506
1 star - Action 3:

Measure and report progress on sustainability indicators including energy use/greenhouse gas emissions, social vitality/social inclusion outcome measures.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City has created the Energy and Environment Advisory Commission, an 8-member commission made up of residents who volunteer their time to make recommendations to the City Council on ways to achieve the City's sustainability goals. The City also measures energy usage at facilities, vehicle miles traveled, etc., most of which are reported to the Commission.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5506
1 star - Action 4:

Conduct or support a broad sustainability education and action campaign involving:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City's Energy and Environment Commission is hosting a booth at Showcase Eagan, a community-wide event that typically has aproximately 1,200 residnets in attendance. The Commission has partnered with local utilities to distribute educational materials about ways to save energy and how to take advantage of energy saving rebates through Dakota Electric, Xcel Energy, and MN Energy Resources.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5506

Green Business Development {BP no.25}

1 star - Action 4:

Strengthen value-added businesses utilizing local "waste" material.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Gerten's Greenhouse and Ecosite is in Eagan, providing a business that provides landscaping materials resulting from recycled composted materials
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff) | emacbeth@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5330
1 star - Action 6:

Promote green businesses that are recognized under a local, regional or national program.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The ARROW program promotes over 130 businesses, schools and non-profits, 44 of which are located in Eagan. For businesses to qualify for membership to this program, they must report on their practices in the areas of recycling, buying/selling environmentally preferable products, reusing and reduction of resource use via energy efficiency, water conservation or other waste-reducing efforts.
Outcome measures/metrics:
ARROW program promotes over 130 businesses, schools and non-profits, 44 of which are located in Eagan
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Susan Bast (City staff) | sue.bast@ci.burnsville.mn.us | 952-895-4524

Local Food {BP no.27}

1 star - Action 2:

Facilitate creation of home/community gardens, chicken & bee keeping, and incorporation of food growing areas/access in multifamily residential developments.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Community gardens have been allowed in Eagan City Parks and on church properties. They are permitted in: agricultural, parks, research & development all residential districts as an accessory use and possibly commercial & industrial zones as an accessory use. The City has partnered with a local food shelf by providing space in a City park (Woodhaven Park) for the installation of a produce garden to be used by food shelf patrons. The City also provides community gardens plots in a neighborhood park (Holz Farm) that are available for residents to rent
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Pimental (City staff) | apimental@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5506
1 star - Action 3:

Create, assist with and promote local food production/distribution within the city:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Eagan Parks & Recreation sponsors a large farmers market each Wednesday evening throughout the summer in Central Park, with locally grown products sold.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kerry Phillips (City staff) | kphillips@cityofeagan.com | 651-675-5525