The 2040 Comprehensive Plan sets out goals, strategies and direction to carry out the city’s vision for its future. It includes specific plan sections on land use, housing, mobility, parks, water resources, racial equity, climate and energy, community health and other elements required by state law. Planning commission made formal recommendations to city council on Dec. 5, 2018, and city council authorized submittal of the plan to the Metropolitan Council for review on Dec. 17, 2018.
The land use changes in the 2040 plan resulted in a number of parcels throughout the city with a mismatch between their new land use guidance and their existing zoning district. Now that city council has approved the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, staff recommend rezoning these parcels to bring their zoning districts into alliance with their new land use guidance.
- Wednesday, May 8, 2019 — An open house was held at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Staff answered resident questions, and showed maps with the different areas of the city affected by the proposed rezoning.
- June 19, 2019 - Planning commission held a public hearing on the zoning map amendments and made a recommendation to city council.
- August 5, 2019 - City council approved first reading of the ordinance authorizing amendments to the city zoning map.
- August 19, 2019 - City council approved the second reading of the ordinance authorizing amendments to the city zoning map.