City Detail

Background Information

City of Shakopee
County: Scott
Population: 41,519
GreenStep City category: A
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 158
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Liz Bushaw
City Staff
952-233-9347
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 1 ( )

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.

Best Practice Actions Underway and Completed

Completed actions are denoted by stars.

Total completed actions: 3

Land Use Land Use

Resilient City Growth {BP no.7}

Pending - Action 3:

Achieve higher intensity commercial/industrial land uses through at least one of the following strategies:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Our Central Business District (B-3) Zone has zero-lot-line setbacks.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Michael Kersi (City Staff) | mkerski@shakopeemn.gov | 952-233-9346

Mixed Uses {BP no.8}

Pending - Action 5:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Office, retail, educational, civic, and residential units are all permitted in the same building in our Central Business (B-3) District.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Michael Kersi (City Staff) | mkerski@shakopeemn.gov | 952-233-9346

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Urban Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

Pending - Action 1:

Certify as a Tree City USA.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of Shakopee became a Tree City USA participant in 2008.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kyle Sobota (City Staff) | ksobota@shakopeemn.gov | 952-233-9349