City Detail

Background Information

City of New Hope
County: Hennepin
Population: 20695
GreenStep City category: A
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 85
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Jeff Alger
City Staff
763-531-5119
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 3 ( )

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: 99
1 star actions: 46
2 star actions: 30
3 star actions: 12

Buildings and Lighting Buildings and Lighting

Efficient Existing Public Buildings {BP no.1}

2 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.

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Implementation details:
City staff has entered electric and gas usage data from 2008 to present in the B3 database for the following facilities: City Hall, Golf Course (including Golf Course irrigation pump), Ice Arena, Pool, and Public Works.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 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:
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Implementation details:
The city's Energy Improvement Project (#894) with McKinstry included no/low cost changes to operational practices, such as lighting auto shut-off controls, vending machine controls, and water conservation efforts.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Performance savings realized for the first year was $96,381, $25,000 greater than what was guaranteed by McKinstry.
Descriptive File: view file
McKinstry
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 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.

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Implementation details:
The city invested in energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technology, equipment, and building materials in the construction of its new police station/city hall, which opened in 2019. The $254,222 in upgrades were funded by the city ($204,371) and by an incentive from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy ($49,851). According to the Energy Design Assistance Verification Report prepared by the Willdan Group, Inc., the city will save approximately $50,932 in energy costs annually, meaning that it will take about four years to realize gains on the initial investment (with incentive). The new building includes a high efficiency gas boiler (95% efficiency rating), which utilizes condensing technology to recover heat, reducing energy usage and costs. The air conditioning system uses direct expansion technology and compressors, cooling the air supplied to the building in which it is located by using a refrigerant vapor compression and expansion cycle. The building heating water pump includes a variable frequency drive, which allows for variation in pump speed, consuming less energy. The control system for the building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems utilize variable air volume to allow for varying airflow at a constant temperature. The system allows for better control as compared to standard systems, which feature constant air systems that cannot be adjusted. The new building includes carbon dioxide sensors with demand control ventilation to reduce the need for outside air during times of partial occupancy. Garages throughout the building are equipped with carbon monoxide sensors that control ventilation rates so that ventilation is reduced during times of low occupancy. There are also direct fired gas furnaces used exclusively for the heating of the garages. Materials that reduce thermal bridging (movement of heat) were used for building walls and roofing and windows are resistant to sunlight. Automatic dimming daylighting controls are used for lighting throughout the building in offices, meeting rooms, parking garages, and public areas. Motion sensors have been installed in most areas and when sunlight is more prevalent, lighting levels automatically decrease. A high efficiency water heater (95% efficiency rating) was installed and the building is equipped with several water bottle filling stations.

The city's Energy Improvement Project (#894) with McKinstry included major improvements to the New Hope Ice Arena, such as an efficient refrigeration system, new dehumidification system, and new roof on the north rink. Improvements to city buildings (City Hall, Public Works, Ice Arena, Golf Course, Pool) included interior and exterior lighting and building envelope improvements. The project was completed in December of 2012. Other improvements independent from the McKinstry project include replacing garage doors with energy efficient well-insulated doors at the city's Public Works facility. There are also plans to replace HVAC systems in all city buildings by 2017.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The $254,222 in upgrades for the new city hall/police station were funded by the city ($204,371) and by an incentive from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy ($49,851). According to the Energy Design Assistance Verification Report prepared by the Willdan Group, Inc., the city will save approximately $50,932 in energy costs annually, meaning that it will take about four years to realize gains on the initial investment (with incentive).

Performance savings realized for the first year was $96,381, $25,000 greater than what was guaranteed by McKinstry.
Descriptive File: view file
Willdan, McKinstry
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 star - Action 4:

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

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Implementation details:
The city's sanitary sewer system has 11 lift stations to pump sewage from low areas of the community to the large regional collector pipe. The city upgraded each of the lift stations with new SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) control panels in 2007. The computer-based SCADA equipment provides additional information that makes it possible for utility personnel to more effectively monitor and maintain the lift stations. The new equipment is particularly important when multiple lift stations experience electrical power outages at the same time.

The city implemented a computer power management system to reduce plug loads and building energy use in 2015. City computers are put to sleep when not in use and the city utilizes energy-efficient IT equipment whenever possible.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Efficient Existing Private Buildings {BP no.2}

3 star - Action 1:

Create or participate in a marketing/outreach/incentive program to promote/achieve residential energy/water use reduction and energy efficiency.

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Implementation details:
The city has partnered with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) since 2013 to offer discounted residential Home Energy Squad visits. As a part of these visits, CEE's team of consultants evaluate energy-saving opportunities and install energy-efficient materials in residential homes. The city pays for half of the $100 cost per visit. The city and CEE also offer a comprehensive array of financing and rehabilitation services, including Home Energy Loan Programs, Geothermal Financing, and Solar Financing. A Rental Energy Loan Program is also available to property owners who wish to make energy improvements to their rental properties.
Outcome measures/metrics:
70 residents had home energy squad visits in 2013 and 54 had visits in 2014.
Descriptive File: view file
Center for Energy and Environment
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 star - Action 4:

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

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Implementation details:
Country Kitchen restaurant completed a LED lighting retrofit in 2015. Honest-1 Auto Care, which opened in 2012, is 100% ESA Certified Eco-Friendly and practices a number of eco-friendly initiatives including strict recycling of automotive materials, pollution prevention and the use of branded fluids that are safe for the environment. The Food Group donates land for a community farmer's garden.

The Now Mart car wash, located at 7201 Bass Lake Road, utilizes a stormwater collection system that retains all rainwater on-site and re-uses it for the car wash. A filtration system recycles and reuses the water that is used by car wash. It is the first known car wash in the country to utilize such technology.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Country Kitchen; Honest-1 Auto Care; The Food Group; Now Mart
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 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.

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Implementation details:
Section 5-8 of the City Code states that "The city council has determined that in certain drought conditions it may become necessary for the protection of the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of new hope to conserve the water supply of the city by imposing a water sprinkling ban on all residential, commercial and industrial lawn and garden vegetation. Also, New Hope's contract with the city of Minneapolis for the purchase of water requires the imposition of a water sprinkling ban at the direction of the city of Minneapolis. The purpose of this section is to set forth the nature and extent of the regulations controlling any sprinkling ban imposed by the council."

The city constructed a 160,000-gallon underground water storage tank at Northwood Lake in 2016 that collects rainwater and is used to irrigate the nearby ball fields.

In 2017, the city adopted an ordinance requiring that all landscaped areas utilizing an automatic irrigation system be controlled by a moisture sensor irrigation controller. The requirement applies to all new development projects, excluding single-family and two-family residential.
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Descriptive File:
City of Minneapolis
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 6:

Provide a financial or other incentive to private parties who add energy/sustainability improvements, meet the SB 2030 energy standard, or renovate using a green building or energy framework.

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Implementation details:
The city has partnered with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) since 2013 to offer various commercial, non-profit, and rental improvement programs. Programs include Energy Savings Fund for Non-Profits, Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program, Energy Intelligence for Industry, One-Step Efficiency Shop Lighting Retrofits, and Existing Building Commissioning.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
Center for Energy and Environment
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

New Green Buildings {BP no.3}

2 star - Action 4:

Provide a financial or other incentive to private parties who build new buildings that utilize the SB 2030 energy standard and/or a green building framework.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city and the Center for Energy and Environment offer a comprehensive array of financing services, including Home Energy Loan Programs, Geothermal Financing, and Solar Financing.

In 2017, the city amended the Development Agreement between the EDA and Alatus, LCC to include a loan to cover half of the cost of a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VFR) system for the IronWood apartment building under construction at the time at 8400 Bass Lake Road. VRF systems achieve extremely high efficiencies by modulating the flow of the refrigerant according to the exact demands of specific areas throughout a building. By coupling the boiler/chiller VRF system with solar power, the building will be able to achieve close to zero emissions, meaning that it would generate no carbon footprint. This would allow the building to achieve LEED certification, making it a model project for the future of heating and cooling needs of similar buildings in the area. The VRF system uses roughly 50% of the energy that MagicPak systems use, saving an equivalent in emissions of 615,000 gallons of gasoline over a 20-year period.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
Center for Energy and Environment
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals {BP no.4}

2 star - Action 1:

Require energy efficient, Dark-Sky compliant new or replacement outdoor lighting fixtures on city-owned/private buildings and facilities.

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Implementation details:
Section 4-3 (d) (5) requires cut sheets for all new proposed lighting so that light intensity at or above 90 degrees is no more than two and one-half percent of lamp lumens, and no more than ten percent of lamp lumens at a vertical angle of 80 degrees above nadir.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 star - Action 2:

Purchase LEDs for all future street lighting and traffic signals.

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Implementation details:
The city's Energy Improvement Project (#894) with McKinstry included replacement of all traffic signals and street lights with LED lights. Xylon Avenue streetscape improvements included LED lighting for all fixtures with the capability of controlling output levels electronically. All traffic signals have been converted to LED lighting.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
McKinstry
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 star - 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.

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Implementation details:
The city has replaced street lights with LED fixtures.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
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.

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Implementation details:
In 2011, a flashing yellow turn signals were installed at 42nd and Nevada avenues. In 2018, flashing yellow turn signals will be installed at 36th and Winnetka avenues, easing congestion and reduce the idling of cars.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 5:

Use LED/solar-powered lighting for a flashing sign or in a street, parking lot or park project.

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Implementation details:
The city installed three solar powered driver feedback signs near schools after receiving obtaining a Safe Routes to School grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
National Center for Safe Routes to School
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 6:

Relamp/improve exterior building lighting for city-owned buildings/facilities with energy efficient, Dark-Sky compliant lighting.

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Implementation details:
Energy efficient lighting is used as often as possible. Dark-Sky lighting is not required, but generally used on all lights other than streetlights. In In 2015, the city installed two new energy-efficient LED fixtures on the south side of West Metro Fire Station #3.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 7:

Replace city-owned parking lot/ramp lighting with Dark-Sky compliant, energy efficient, automatic dimming lighting technologies.

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Implementation details:
According to the city's Public Works Director, replacement of lighting at the City Hall and Public Works parking lots is Dark-Sky compliant. Dark-Sky lighting is not required, but generally used on all lights other than streetlights. In In 2015, the city replaced all wallpack lights at West Metro Fire Station #3 with energy-efficient LED fixtures.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 star - Action 8:

Replace the city's existing traffic signals with LEDs.

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Implementation details:
According to the city's Public Works Director, all city traffic signals have been replaced with LEDs.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Building Redevelopment {BP no.5}

1 star - Action 3:

Plan for reuse of large-format retail buildings, or work with a local school, church or commercial building to either add-on space or repurpose space into new uses.

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Implementation details:
New Hope Elementary School at 8301 47th Avenue North was repurposed as the New Hope Learning Center after the school closed. The building now houses offices for District 281 along with a medical facility for employees.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
District 281
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 4:

Create/modify a green residential remodeling assistance/financing program to assist homeowners in adding space or features such as EV charging, renewables to their existing homes.

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Implementation details:
The city and the Center for Energy and Environment offer a comprehensive array of financing services, including Home Energy Loan Programs, Geothermal Financing, and Solar Financing.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
Center for Energy and Environment
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 5:

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

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Implementation details:
The "New Hope City Center Vision" was adopted in 2011 and provides a comprehensive vision for the redevelopment of the district. It encourages diverse and adaptable commercial spaces, mixed-used development, and transportation goals. The city's Design Guidelines are consistent with this vision. The city's 2030 Comp Plan states in the Policy Plan section (City-Wide General Goal 4 G) that the city should "examine, re-evaluate, and promote proper infill development on under-utilized parcels to ensure full land utilization." The city's design standards in the zoning code do not reference infill development.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

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.

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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.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 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.

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Section 4-1 (c) of the City Code states "Comprehensive municipal plan. It is the policy of the city that the enforcement, amendment, and administration of this Code be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations and policies contained in the comprehensive municipal plan as developed and amended from time to time by the planning commission and city council of the city. The council recognizes the comprehensive municipal plan as the policy for regulation of land use and development in accordance with the policies and purpose herein set forth." The City Wide General Goals section of the Policy Plan includes goals of promoting "environmentally friendly land uses & development design" (5), promoting pedestrian/bicycle movements throughout the city" (6), and "promoting an active & healthy community" (7). Commercial Goal 3 is creating "a cohesive and unified identity for New Hope’s commercial areas" and Industrial Goal 3 is promoting "environmentally friendly industrial buildings & site design."
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 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.

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Implementation details:
Bassett Creek Flood Control Commission
Section 2-62 of the City Code discusses the city's Watershed Management Tax District and states that the city "has formally planned for intercommunity water management since the formation of the Bassett Creek Flood Control Commission under a joint powers agreement in 1968, the Shingle Creek Watershed Management Plan in 1984, and for intra community water management with the development and approval of its comprehensive stormwater management plan in 1958. This council hereby finds and determines that these activities constitute planning for water management under Minn. Stat. §§ 473.878 and 473.879 and provide authority for the formation of watershed taxing districts to enable the city to pay the costs of planning of this nature."

North Metro Mayors Association
The cities of Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Champlin, Circle Pines, Coon Rapids, Lexington, New Brighton, New Hope, Maple Grove, Mounds View, Osseo, Ramsey, and Spring Lake Park are members of the North Metro Mayors Association. The goal of the North Metro Mayors Association is to initiate actions, provide leadership and commit the resources necessary to ensure the equitable distribution of quality development and redevelopment, shared tax resources and uniform investment in both public and private facilities throughout the metropolitan area.

West Metro Fire-Rescue District
The cities of New Hope and Crystal are served by the West Metro Fire-Rescue District, which "provides fiscally prudent, effective and efficient fire services to the communities it serves through response, prevention and education."

TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
The cities of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley, Plymouth, and St. Louis Park, are members of the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, which serves as a "voice of business in government" and provides members "opportunities to grow their businesses and improve their communities."

Hennepin Recycling Group
The cities of New Hope, Crystal, and Brooklyn Center are members of the Hennepin Recycling Group, which is "responsible for managing a comprehensive recycling and waste education system for the residents of these cities. Residents pay a Recycling Service (RS) fee on their utility bill for curbside recycling, the use of a yard waste and tree branch drop off site, and proper waste management and special material education and services."

City Pool
The cities of New Hope and Crystal work together to offer seasonal pool passes to both facilities.

West Metro SWAT Team
Police officers from the cities of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley, and Robbinsdale make up the West Metro SWAT Team.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - 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.

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With the 1998 Comprehensive Plan update, the city reduced its front and rear setback requirements to expand the building envelope of its single-family lots and promote in-place home expansions and reinvestment in the city's housing stock.

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan supports in-place industrial and commercial expansion and the redevelopment of obsolete sites. It supports the expansion of senior living facilities in the city, such as St. Therese, North Ridge, and Good Samaritan.

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan promotes sensitive land use and development patterns that contribute toward achieving Minnesota’s adopted greenhouse gas emission goals at the regional scale and to develop local resiliency to the impacts of climate change.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Resilient City Growth {BP no.7}

2 star - Action 1:

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

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Implementation details:
The city's City Center (CC) zoning district allows 10-50 units per acre, and the Residential Business (R-B)and Residential Office (R-O) zoning districts allow up to 19 units per acre.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 2:

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

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Implementation details:
The city offers density bonuses in residential districts for things such as providing underground parking, proximity to public transit, incorporating a outdoor play area for multi-family projects, etc.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - 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.

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Implementation details:
The city used TIF financing for the redevelopment of a K-mart in the City Center district. The project includes a Hy-Vee grocery store, gas station, and a separate office/retail building.
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Descriptive File:
Hy-Vee
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Mixed Uses {BP no.8}

2 star - Action 1:

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

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Implementation details:
The city adopted its "City Center Vision" in June of 2011, which promotes mixed-use development. As stated in the vision, "the higher density housing options in City Center will include new housing types for the community, such as higher-end condominiums and rental units, and mixed-use residential/commercial buildings. Housing, commercial and office uses and multi-modal transportation options will support each other and be part of the new identity of City Center." The City Council and Planning Commission led the development of the vision, supported by staff, consultants, and contributors from the public and private sector. The City Center Vision was presented to local businesses and residents at several meetings. Additionally, the city secured a Livable Communities grant in 2001-2002, which examined redevelopment opportunities in the Bass Lake Rd & Winnetka Ave area. The focus was on redevelopment of underutilized or marginal properties within the city. The task force included approximately 60 members of the community including citizens, business owners, city commission members, and school district representatives.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 2:

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

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Implementation details:
New Hope City Hall is located in the City Center District and is adjacent to several large apartment complexes, two shopping malls, and a park.

Streetscape improvements planned for Xylon Avenue in 2015 include bike racks and a convertible street outside of City Hall.

Bus stops within the City Center district include one that is directly outside the District 281 headquarters.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 3:

Modify a planned unit development ordinance to emphasize mixed use development, to limit residential PUDs to areas adjacent to commercial development, and/or to add sustainability features.

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Implementation details:
The city's City Center zoning district was created in 2013. It encourages a mixture of residential, commercial, office, and civic uses in the City Center area to enhance its function as the heart of the community. It is designed to utilize the potential of the PUD as it pertains to mixed-use development.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 5:

Have a downtown zoning district that allows residential and compatible commercial development.

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Implementation details:
Section 4-17 of the City Code addresses the city's City Center District, which was adopted in 2011. The purpose of the City Center district is to encourage a mixture of residential, commercial, office, and civic uses in the City Center area to enhance its function as the heart of the community.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

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

Not rated - Action 1:

Establish design goals for at least one highway/auto-oriented corridor/cluster.

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Implementation details:
The city previously participated in a Highway 169 task force that has disbanded. The city plans to participate should the group reconvene.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 2:

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

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Implementation details:
The city is part of the Connect Blue Line Now Coalition, a group of city leaders from Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, and Robbinsdale who are united in making sure the Blue Line Light Rail Transit Extension project becomes a reality for the northwest metropolitan area and the region.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Connect Blue Line Now Coalition
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Design for Natural Resource Conservation {BP no.10}

1 star - Action 3:

For cities within metropolitan areas, incorporate woodland best management practices addressing protection of wooded areas into zoning or development review.

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The city adopted a tree preservation ordinance in 2015. Section 4-3 (d) (4) of the City Code protects and preserves trees when new commercial, industrial, multiple family, and institutional development takes place.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Transportation Transportation

Living Streets {BP no.11}

2 star - Action 1:

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

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city adopted a Complete Streets policy in January of 2011. The policy addresses both street trees and stormwater. Examples of streets that have been altered to follow the complete streets philosophy include Boone Ave N & 49th Ave N, Winnetka Ave from Bass Lake Rd to 62nd Ave N, and Xylon Ave N & 45th Ave N (2015).
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 3:

Modify a street in compliance with the city's complete streets policy.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Rain gardens were installed at the city's golf course at 8130 Bass Lake Road, on 49th Avenue North near Little Acre Park, and at Tierra Linda Park. The 2015 infrastructure project includes a rain garden at Holiday Park at 47th & Flag avenues and the option for residents to install rain gardens when the street is reconstructed.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
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:
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The city adopted a Complete Streets resolution in January of 2011 and applies the policy to reconstruction projects, when appropriate. Examples of streets that have been altered or will be altered to follow the complete streets philosophy include Boone Ave N & 49th Ave N, Xylon Ave N & 45th Ave N (2015), and 49th Ave N between Winnetka Ave and Boone Ave (2016).

In 2018, the city received $16,052 from Hennepin County to fund a feasibility study on bike lanes along Boone Avenue North between 27th and 42nd avenues as well as $55,275 for the installation of the bike lanes. Additionally, three pedestrian bump-outs were installed at Northwood Park, Sonnesyn Elementary, and Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion as part of the project. The bump-outs are intended to improve safety for pedestrians crossing the street.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Hennepin County
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 5:

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

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Implementation details:
The city has worked with the Three Rivers Park District to remedy street-trail gaps. Proposed connections include reconnecting the Bassett Creek Regional Trail with the east/west linear trail corridor at the 36th/Winnetka Avenues intersection (pg 9). Should the opportunity arise, a future regional trail alignment along 36th Avenue between Boone Avenue and Winnetka Avenue may be considered. In 2003, a 10-foot bituminous trail on the south side of 36th Avenue was constructed between Hwy 169 and Boone Ave. A new ten-foot-wide bituminous trail will replace an existing aggregate path at the western portion of Northwood Park. As the regional trail rejoins 36th Ave at Winnetka Ave, an existing five-foot sidewalk will be replaced with a bituminous trail.

In 2017, the city partnered with MnDOT and Alta Planning + Design to develop Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans for the three elementary schools in New Hope. The SRTS plans include an assessment of existing infrastructure and non-infrastructure barriers and opportunities for each participating school site. Planning is completed in close coordination with school-based teams to support a clear path to implementation. For each school, detailed action plans for specific short- and long-term infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects that support the overall vision of enabling more students to access their schools and communities on foot or bicycle were developed.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Three Rivers Park District; MnDOT
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
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:
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Implementation details:
The city adopted a Complete Streets resolution in January of 2011. Examples of streets that have been altered to follow the complete streets philosophy include Boone Ave N & 49th Ave N and Xylon Ave N & 45th Ave N (2015). Lanes have been narrowed to allow for bike lanes, sidewalks, and parking. Medicine Lake Rd and 36th Ave N were changed from 4 lanes to 3 lanes. Cones were added to narrow a pedestrian crossing at Boone Ave N near Sonnesyn Elementary.

In 2017, the city partnered with MnDOT and Alta Planning + Design to develop Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans for the three elementary schools in New Hope. The SRTS plans include an assessment of existing infrastructure and non-infrastructure barriers and opportunities for each participating school site. Planning is completed in close coordination with school-based teams to support a clear path to implementation. For each school, detailed action plans for specific short- and long-term infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects that support the overall vision of enabling more students to access their schools and communities on foot or bicycle were developed.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
MnDOT
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Mobility Options {BP no.12}

3 star - Action 1:

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

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city offers transit route maps at City Hall and public transportation options are listed on the city's website. Options include Metro Transit, Transit Link, and Metro Mobility.

The city has bicycle parking requirements in place for all commercial land uses within the R-O (Residential-Office), R-B (Residential-Business), L-B (Limited Business), C-B (Community Business), and CC (City Center) zoning districts. Streetscape improved planned for Xylon Avenue in 2015 include 6 new bike racks.

A 2010 Bass Lake Road water main and transit improvement project included installation of a bus shelter on the south side of Bass Lake Rd at Yukon Ave N.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 2:

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

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
In 2007, the city obtained a $31,200 SRTS grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to help slow down vehicle traffic around Sunny Hollow Elementary School (now Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School) at 8808 Medicine Lake Rd. The grant also helped to develop an education program for students at the school. Few of the school's students walk or bicycle to school due to challenges created by busy roads.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
National Center for Safe Routes to School
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 3:

Prominently identify mobility options: transit; paratransit/Dial-A-Ride; ridesharing/cab services; rental cars; bikes; airports.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city's website lists mobility options, including Metro Transit, Transit Link, and Metro Mobility. Grocery and prescription delivery services are also listed.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
Not rated - Action 6:

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

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
City staff works with Metro Transit to provide feedback on Service Improvement Plans in an effort to improve coverage, frequency, and span of bus service in New Hope. Transit Link and Metro Mobility also offer transportation options within the city.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Metro Transit; Metro Mobility
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Efficient City Fleets {BP no.13}

2 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:
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Implementation details:
According to the city's Public Works Director, the city's plow trucks use vehicle tracking systems to evaluate fuel and salt usage. City staff carpools to meetings whenever possible.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 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:
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Implementation details:
According to the city's Public Works Director, Public Works vehicles use catalytic converters and biodiesel. The city's life cycle policy for vehicles promotes replacement of older vehicles with new, more fuel-efficient and sustainable vehicles.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
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:
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Implementation details:
From 2011-2012, the city replaced 3 inefficient inspectors vehicles with energy-efficient Ford Fusion cars.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Demand-Side Travel Planning {BP no.14}

1 star - Action 1:

Reduce or eliminate parking minimums: add parking maximums; develop district parking.

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The city's City Center (CC) zoning district defines a maximum parking ratio depending on the type of land use. A reduction down to the minimum parking ratio may be applied under the following circumstances:

-Principle use is located within 800 feet of a parking facility with public spaces available to the general public or within 800 feet of a public transit park and ride facility with an approved joint-use agreement.
-Shared parking areas between abutting uses.
-Payment in lieu of parking provided for use of existing municipal parking stall.
-A reduction in the required number of parking stalls may also be permitted if evidence is provided demonstrating that the parking requirements of the proposed use will be less than the number of parking stalls required above during the peak demand period, based on factors such as number of employees, type of use, projected volume of customer traffic, etc.

Parking maximums may be exceeded under the following circumstances:
-Structured above-ground or under-ground parking is provided on site.
-Shared parking agreement is executed.
-All parking spaces are located behind the building and are not visible from the public right-of-way.
-Driveways and access points are shared by at least two adjacent properties.
-Combining or interconnecting adjacent parking lots and pedestrian access points.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 2:

For cities with regular transit service, require or provide incentives for the siting of retail services at transit/density nodes.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The "New Hope City Center Vision" was adopted in 2011 and provides a comprehensive vision for the redevelopment of the district. It encourages diverse and adaptable commercial spaces, mixed-used development, and transportation goals. The city's Design Guidelines are consistent with this vision. The city's 2030 Comp Plan states in the Policy Plan section (City-Wide General Goal 4 G) that the City should "examine, re-evaluate, and promote proper infill development on under-utilized parcels to ensure full land utilization." The New Hope Farmer's Market began in 2009 and operates June through October within the City Center district, with convenient access to public transportation.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 4:

Adopt a travel demand management plan for city employees or incorporate into development regulations TDM or transit-oriented development standards or LEED for Neighborhood Development certification.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Traffic studies are required for some conditional uses in the city's Industrial zoning district.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

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:

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Implementation details:
The city adopted an Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Policy on November 23, 2015, which requires the purchase of paper containing at least 30% post-consumer recycled content, the purchase of Energy Star certified equipment and appliances and calls for the purchase of WaterSense certified products and environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 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 adopted an Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Policy on November 23, 2015 that calls for the purchase of WaterSense certified products.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 5:

Set minimum standards for the percentage of recycled-content material in asphalt and roadbed aggregate or other construction materials, and for compost and warm mix asphalt use.

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Implementation details:
According to the city's Streets & Parks Supervisor, the city does not set a minimum use, but uses "Leap Asphalt" which is a class 5 recycle asphalt, for roadbed material.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 7:

Lower the environmental footprint of meetings and events in the city.

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Members of the New Hope City Council now get packets for meetings electronically and view the information on iPads, instead of having printed copies. City staff carpools to meetings whenever possible. City staff also now has the capability to fax electronically without paper. (7)    Lower the environmental footprint of meetings and events in the city. N/A Members of the New Hope City Council now get packets for meetings electronically and view the information on iPads, instead of print copies. City staff carpools to meetings whenever possible. City staff also now has the capability to fax electronically without paper. In 2017, the city discontinued using styrofoam coffee cups.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Urban Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

1 star - Action 1:

Certify as a Tree City USA.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city was approved as a member of the Tree City USA Program for 2018 on 3/27/18. The city was also a member of the program in 2011 and 2012.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Arbor Day Foundation
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 3:

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

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Implementation details:
The city has a tree replacement budget of $120,000 for replacing trees in parks and in the boulevards. The City Code also addresses oak wilt, emerald ash borer, and Dutch elm disease.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 4:

Maximize tree planting along your main downtown street or throughout the city.

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Implementation details:
The city's 2015 comprehensive landscaping plan for Xylon Avenue North included dozens of trees and plants.

Approximately 150 new trees will be installed throughout the parking lots and public areas as part of the new police station/city hall and Civic Center Park construction.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 5:

Adopt a tree preservation or native landscaping ordinance.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city adopted a tree preservation ordinance in 2015. Section 4-3 (d) (4) of the City Code protects and preserves trees when new commercial, industrial, multiple family, and institutional development takes place.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 6:

Build community capacity to protect existing trees by one or more of:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The city's tree replacement program only includes native species and the city provides residents with a list of recommended boulevard trees.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Stormwater Management {BP no.17}

2 star - Action 1:

Adopt and use Minnesota's Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS).

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city is part of the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission, which has adopted many of Minnesota's Minimal Impact Design Standards.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 4:

Create a stormwater utility that uses variable fees to incentivize stormwater infiltration, minimize the volume of and pollutants in runoff, and educate property owners.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Section 14-50 (11) of the City Code establishes a stormwater utility that uses variable fees. The city's website has educational materials on the "Watersheds" page. At the April 13, 2015 City Council Work Session, the city committed to replacing its street sweeper with a waterless MacQueen Equipment model that minimizes the amount of pollutants in runoff water entering ponds and lakes. The city uses the sweeper for city-owned parking lots, clean up of accidents or spills on city streets, and removal of debris from the surface of storm water catch basins.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 5:

Adopt and implement guidelines or design standards/incentives for at least one of the following stormwater infiltration/reuse practices:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Rain gardens were installed at the city's golf course on Bass Lake Rd at 8130 Bass Lake Rd and on 49th Ave N near Little Acre Park. The 2015 infrastructure project includes a rain garden at Holiday Park at 47th Ave N & Flag Ave N and the option for residents to install rain gardens when the street is reconstructed.

The city constructed a 160,000-gallon underground water storage tank at Northwood Lake in 2016 that collects rainwater and is used to irrigate the nearby ball fields. Recent redevelopment projects with stormwater retention ponds include CVS on Bass Lake Rd, Compass Pointe apartments at 62nd Ave & West Broadway, and the Parkview housing development at 55th Ave N & Winnetka Ave N.

The parking lots planned for the new police station/city hall and Civic Center park include a proposed two-foot rock trench, which would serve as grade for the lots. Stormwater would be treated with a draintile system, filtering it before traveling to the pond northeast of the site.

Improvements along Xylon Avenue in 2015 included the use permeable pavers.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
Not rated - Action 6:

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

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
In 2009, the New Hope City Code was amended to include more detailed rules and regulations to control grading, land fill, soil storage, and erosion and sedimentation relating to land disturbance, construction and development activities. The language relating to floodplain districts was also revised. Many of the City Code changes were necessary to comply with federal National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) storm water permit requirements. Since 2003, the city has been required to maintain an NPDES MS4 permit in order to discharge water from its storm water system into area ponds, streams, and wetlands. Some of the language changes were also made to ensure that the City Code and Local Water Management Plan are consistent with state statute, the Metropolitan Council’s Water Resource Management Plan, and the policies of the Bassett Creek and Shingle Creek watershed commissions.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

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:
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Implementation details:
The Planning Tactics section of the city's 2030 Comp Plan states that "there is also a need for trails for pedestrians and bicyclists that connect parks, schools and other community destinations. The local trail system should be connected with the regional trail system to provide access to destinations beyond the City’s boundaries" (p 139). Goal 7 states that the city should "continue the development of pedestrian trails and bikeways that meet the recreational needs of citizens, and provide an alternative means of transportation" (p 173). The Community Facilities section of the Comp Plan states that "trails are one amenity that newer communities provide and that New Hope must consider as redevelopment continues. To date, one regional trail has been built in New Hope along 36th Avenue North from Highway 169 to Boone Avenue North, south to 32nd Avenue North. This trail section was paid for by Three Rivers Park District. Additional trails are needed in the city to serve as transportation routes to schools, shopping, churches, parks, and recreation facilities, as well as to link up to regional trails. Proposed trails in the city’s 1995 Transportation Plan included east/west trail connections across Highway 169 at 42nd Avenue North, and north of Bass Lake Road along with a trail leading north to south in the center portion of the city linking parks, schools, shopping, and other community destinations" (p 263). Three Rivers Park District led a project that including building a pedestrian bridge over Highway 169 at 36th Avenue North, which provides an important link in the regional trail system for New Hope residents. It also provides a safer path of travel for children crossing the highway to attend the local middle school two blocks west into Plymouth.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
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:
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Implementation details:
Plans for additional bike lanes, paths, and off-street trails are highlighted in the transportation section of the 2030 Comp Plan (p 251). Improvements along Xylon Avenue North from 2015 follow the Complete Streets model. The landscaping and lighting plan includes pedestrian-scaled elements and is complimentary to planned streetscape design improvements along Xylon Avenue North.

Section 13-7 (i) of the City Code requires the dedication of parkland or fees to fund them as a result of higher demand associated with new development. The dedication of parklands or payment of cash in lieu thereof is required for platting, re-platting, subdivision, or lot division allowing the development of land for residential, commercial, industrial, or other uses or combination thereof.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 3:

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

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Implementation details:
There are 233 acres of parks and 20,787 residents in New Hope (11.21 acres per 1,000 residents). The 233 acres of parks comprise 7.1% of total land use within the city.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 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:
A rain garden was installed in 2012 at the city's golf course.

The city constructed an underground water storage tank at Northwood Lake in 2016 that collects rainwater and is used to irrigate the nearby ball fields. The improvements will reduce phosphorous & sedimentation in the water.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 8:

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

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city's "Adopt a Park" program enables volunteers to assist the city in keeping its parks clean and beautiful. It is open to community groups, civic organizations, churches, businesses, and individuals. Activities include litter pick up, flower and tree planting, and painting park signs. City staff has adopted Dorothy Mary Park and assists with maintenance. Other community groups that assist with projects include the Garden Club, Eagle Scouts, Shingle Creek Watershed clean-up group, and various church groups.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Surface Water {BP no.19}

2 star - Action 2:

Conduct or support multi-party community conversations around improving local water quality and quantity.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
New Hope is a member of the Bassett Creek and Shingle Creek Water Management organizations, both of which work to improve water quality in both watersheds. The city has partnered with Metro Blooms to host workshops teaching residents about rain gardens. The city held two neighborhood meetings to educate stakeholders about the project and water quality issues related to Northwood Lake. The city also worked closely with the Friends of Northwood Lake Association and the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Metro Blooms
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 3:

Adopt and report on measurable, publicly announced surface water improvement targets for water bodies, including the percent of lake, river, wetland and ditch shoreline with at least a 50-foot vegetation buffer.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The Bassett Creek and Shingle Creek Water Management organizations both report on measureable, publicly announced surface water improvement targets. It is estimated that the Northwood Lake stormwater improvement project will result in an average annual phosphorous removal of 39%, or 30.48 pounds. These best management practices collect stormwater from a 110-acre total drainage area.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
The Bassett Creek and Shingle Creek Water Management
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 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:
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Implementation details:
Section 4-25 of the City Code establishes a Shoreland permit overlay district. The boundaries of the Shoreland permit overlay district within the city consists of the first tier of riparian lots abutting a protected lake or tributary identified in subsection 4-25(b) of the City Code.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 5:

Adopt goals to revegetate shoreland and create a local program or outreach effort to help property owners with revegetation.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city partnered with the Meadow Lake Watershed Association to start the Adopt A Plot Native Plant Restoration Program in 2014 (Improvement Project No. 933). The goal of the public service program is for community volunteers to restore native plants, trees, and shrubs along the shoreline in Meadow Lake Park. It allows environmentally conscious citizens to make a personal contribution to improving water quality and creating a healthier environment. The watershed manages the program and the city provides assistance in community awareness, preparing parkland plots, and providing materials such as native plants, mulch, and fencing.
Outcome measures/metrics:
As of April 2014, 6 plots had been spoken for by volunteers.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
Not rated - Action 6:

Implement an existing TMDL implementation plan.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
A TMDL has been established for Meadow Lake and plans are to do the same for Northwood Lake in 2021.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Efficient Water and Wastewater Systems {BP no.20}

Not rated - 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:
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Implementation details:
According to the city's Public Works Director, Public Works staff checks efficiency of collection systems and lift stations as well as vehicle motors on a regular basis.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
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:
According to the city's Public Works Director, the city has $250,000 budgeted for inflow and infiltration in 2015, $300,000 in 2016, and an increase of $25,000 per year thereafter.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
Not rated - Action 6:

Implement a wastewater plant efficiency project (co-generation, water reuse) or a program for local private business operations (water conservation, water reuse, business co-location).

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The city constructed an underground water storage tank at Northwood Lake in 2016 that collects rainwater and will be used to irrigate the nearby ball fields. The improvements to Northwood Lake will reduce phosphorous & sedimentation in the water.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 7:

Create a demand-side pricing program to reduce demands on water and wastewater systems.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
In 2010 the city implemented a multi-tiered water rate structure mandated by the state of Minnesota to encourage water conservation.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Sustainable Consumption and Waste {BP no.22}

Pending - Action 1:

Improve city operations and procurement to prevent and reuse, recycle and compost waste from all public facilities (including libraries, parks, schools, municipal health care facilities), and minimize use of toxics and generation of hazardous waste.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
A city employee started a plastics recycling program for staff in April of 2019. Recycling bins were placed at city hall, public works, the ice arena, and golf course for plastics recycling. The bins are used to collect the types of plastic that cannot be placed in regular recycling bins but can be specially recycled. This includes grocery, dry cleaning, and retail bags; bread, produce, and cracker bags; stretch/shrink wrap and packaging wrap; and water softener bags.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
Pending - Action 2:

Address concerns over consumer products and packaging through encouragement/implementation of one or more of:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The new new police station/city hall is equipped with several water bottle filling stations that count and display the number of plastic bottles that have been saved as a result of its use.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
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:
The city partners with Hennepin County for solid waste and recycling needs. Components include curbside recycling, recycling and waste disposal education, yard waste site, special material drop-off, bulky waste curbside collection, and event recycling (recycling at Duk Duk Daze and Farmers Market and organics collection at the Lions Club corn feed). New Hope's recycling participation in 2016 was 92% in 2016 and 92.5% in 2017. The city has set a goal of averaging 450 pounds recycled per houshold per year between 2016 and 2020. The city averaged 592 pounds in 2016 and 519.6 pounds in 2017.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 star - Action 4:

Publicize, promote and use the varied businesses/services collecting and marketing used, repaired and rental consumer goods, especially electronics, in the city/county.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
City businesses include several second-hand shops, including Unique Thrift Store, Arc's Value Village, and SCOUT Vintage Collective, all of which promote donating and purchasing used goods.

New Hope is part of the three city Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG). The HRG does an annual collection of products not suitable for weekly garbage collection as well as an every-other-year curbside collection of such goods. The three HRG cities have curbside single-sort recycling collection for all single-family homes. The Environmental Quality Commission does an annual collection utilizing Tech Dump for collection and recycling of old electronic equipment.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Hennepin Recycling Group
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 5:

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

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Hennepin County Board passed mandate in 2018 that all cities in Hennepin County must provide curbside collection of organics by January of 2022. One of the city's licensed haulers, Randy's Sanitation, currently offers organics recycling.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Hennepin County
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 6:

Improve recycling services and expand to multi-unit housing and commercial businesses.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Section 9-11 (k) (3) of the City Code requires that owners of residential bulidings containing eight or more dwelling units provide recycling services to residents.

The majority of New Hope businesses are required to recycle at least three types of materials. These materials can include paper, glass, plastic, metal, organics, or single-sort, with 3 or more materials included. The city ordinance complies with requirements set forth by state law (Minn. Stat. 115A.151).

In 2018, the city developed a Neighborhood Organized Trash Collection Guide. Residents who live on the same street, cul­de­sac or neighborhood have the option of “self organizing” trash collection by arranging to use one hauler to collect trash within a specified area. Such efforts are initiated by neighborhood residents, not the city, and may result in reduced costs.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 7:

Improve/organize residential trash, recycling and organics collection by private and/or public operations and offer significant volume-based pricing on residential garbage and/or incentives for recycling.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Each of the city's licensed garbage haulers offers volume-based pricing dependent on size of trash can. Incentives are not offered for recycling.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 8:

Adopt a construction and demolition ordinance governing demolition permits that requires a level of recycling and reuse for building materials and soil/land-clearing debris.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
It is practice for city staff to make an effort to re-use or donate any appliances from city-owned scattered site housing properties prior to demolition. The refrigerator at 6046 West Broadway was salvaged and installed at the city pool and the stove was donated to Habitat for Humanity.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Local Air Quality {BP no.23}

1 star - Action 1:

Conduct an education/financial assistance campaign around one of the following residential wood burning/auto exhaust issues:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
West Metro Fire-Rescue District has educational materials for recreational burning listed on their website.

The city published a story on recreational burning guidelines in September of 2018 on the city's website. It included information on New Hope's rules and guidelines related to recreational fires.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
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:
Section 9-9 of the City Code states that open burning shall be allowed for recreational purposes without a permit, including campfires, ceremonial fires, and cooking fires. Recreational fires shall not be used for disposal of yard waste, construction materials, or common household trash. Fuel for recreational fires shall only be aged, dry firewood. Section 9-12 of the City Code adopts the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency air pollution regulations and states that "no person shall dispose of refuse by open burning or cause, suffer, allow or permit open burning of refuse."
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 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:
From 2011-2012, the city replaced 3 inefficient inspectors vehicles with energy-efficient Ford Fusion cars.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Benchmarks and Community Engagement {BP no.24}

1 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:
The City issued a press release on 1/14/15 explaining that the City Council passed a resolution to participate in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program.

The In Touch - Spring 2015 newsletter, which is distributed to all residents and businesses in the city, provided an update on progress with the GreenStep Cities Program (page 2). The newsletter also contains a 2014 water quality report (page 6).
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
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 of New Hope Performance Measurement Report is a cumulative summary report compiled from various sources, primarily the City Services Survey, an annual paper and web-based survey, and the Morris Leatherman Company Survey, an extensive professional community-wide phone survey.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Green Business Development {BP no.25}

1 star - Action 2:

Create or participate in a marketing/outreach program to connect businesses with assistance providers, including utilities, who provide personalized energy, waste or sustainability audits and assistance.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The city has partnered with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) since 2013 to offer various commercial, non-profit, and rental improvement programs. Programs include Energy Savings Fund for Non-Profits, Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program, Energy Intelligence for Industry, One-Step Efficiency Shop Lighting Retrofits, and Existing Building Commissioning.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
Not rated - Action 5:

Lower the environmental and health risk footprint of a brownfield remediation/redevelopment project beyond regulatory requirements; report brightfield projects.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Construction was completed at Village on Quebec, 7500-7562 42nd Ave N. in 2007, a project that included a 17,400 square foot office/retail building and an 11,500 square foot retail building. The city assisted developers with cleanup of the previously contaminated industrial site.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
3 star - Action 7:

Conduct or participate in a buy local campaign for community members and local businesses.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
City staff led a "Shop New Hope" campaign in 2009, which involved producing and printing 20,000 coupon books used to promote local businesses, support the New Hope economy, and create a sense of community. The coupon books featured coupons and advertisements for New Hope businesses as well as resources and information about the community. City staff also created and maintains a Business Directory, which lists all businesses that operate in New Hope.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Renewable Energy {BP no.26}

1 star - Action 2:

Promote resident/business purchases and/or generation of clean energy by:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The city has partnered with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) since 2013 to offer various commercial, non-profit, and rental improvement programs. Programs include Energy Savings Fund for Non-Profits, Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program, Energy Intelligence for Industry, One-Step Efficiency Shop Lighting Retrofits, and Existing Building Commissioning.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
1 star - Action 3:

Promote financing and incentive programs such as PACE for clean energy:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The city has partnered with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) since 2013 to offer various commercial, non-profit, and rental improvement programs. Programs include Energy Savings Fund for Non-Profits, Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program, Energy Intelligence for Industry, One-Step Efficiency Shop Lighting Retrofits, and Existing Building Commissioning.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
Pending - Action 7:

Become a solar-ready community,  including adopting ordinance/zoning language and an expedited permit process for residents and businesses to install solar energy systems.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
On April 22, 2019, the New Hope City Council approved a request for a text amendment to the City Code establishing solar energy system regulations. Ordinance 19-01 establishes regulations and a review process for roof-mounted and ground-mounted solar energy systems in City Code §4-3(n).
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Local Food {BP no.27}

2 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:
The city adopted a resolution supporting pollinators and pollinator habitat on April 23, 2018. The resolution states that the city will undertake its best efforts to become a Bee-Safe City by undertaking best management practices in the use of plantings and pesticides in all public places within the city. It will refrain from the use of systemic pesticides on New Hope city property, known to be harmful to pollinators, specifically but not limited to those that contain neonicotinoid. It will undertake its best efforts to plant flowers favorable to bees and other pollinators in the City’s public spaces and undertake best efforts to communicate to residents the importance of creating and maintaining pollinator-friendly habitats.

Section 7-6 of the City Code states "It shall also be a public nuisance and unlawful to allow, permit, keep, maintain, sell or harbor animals within the city, in violation of the following regulations or without a city permit as provided for in subsection (8)." Section 7-6 (4) of the City Code states "Four or more fowl of any kind or combination thereof. Fowl means chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants, turkeys or other domestic, agricultural or wild fowl. Fowl does not mean roosters and no roosters of any kind are permitted within the city by this section." Per Section 7-6 (8) (i) (ii) of the City Code, permits are required for bees and the hive(s) must be located at least 500 feet from any other property.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
Humming For Bees
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
2 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:
The New Hope Farmer's Market began in 2009 and operates June through October. The market was organized by community members who saw the need for a central gathering place where residents could acquire healthy foods from local farmers and food producers to assist in the move towards a more sustainable community.

"Hope Grows" is a community-based organization run by a volunteer board and sponsored by the city of New Hope and is run on land donated by The Food Group. The community garden began in 2012. The garden includes 24 individual plots available to local gardeners who want to grow fresh produce for their families. In addition, six communal lots are reserved for area organizations and groups to use as a service project to raise fresh fruits and vegetables for programs at The Food Group and other non-profit organizations.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Business Synergies and EcoDistricts {BP no.28}

Not rated - Action 3:

Require, build or facilitate at least four attributes in a business/industrial park project:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The Hy-Vee development that was completed in 2015 is be located within walking distance of both transit and residential zoning districts.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119

Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience {BP no.29}

1 star - Action 1:

Prepare to maintain public health and safety during extreme weather and climate-change-related events, while also taking a preventive approach to reduce risk for community members.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The city is part of the West Metro Fire-Rescue District, which serves as our emergency preparedness coordination agency. In 2016, the city updated the Hazard Mitigation Plan and submitted it to Hennepin County. The city is also part of the North Suburban Emergency Planning Group. The city manager is responsible for implementation of emergency preparedness and response planning and training, with the assistance of the West Metro Fire-Rescue District.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119