What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan is a course guide that defines the vision and goals for both public and private investment in long-term development and redevelopment of the community. The plan is intended to identify needs for utilities, housing, parks and open space, shape land use and transportation patterns, and conserve natural resources.

The City of Marine on St. Croix Comprehensive Plan will address the following:

  • Future land use
  • Housing needs
  • Economic opportunities
  • Our natural resources
  • Transportation
  • Parks and trails
  • Public and individual utilities

Why Update the Comprehensive Plan Now?

State law requires all municipalities in the 7-county metropolitan area update their Comprehensive Plans at least every 10 years. Local plans must align with the Metropolitan Council’s regional system plans related to highways, transit, airports, wastewater services, parks and open space. An updated plan must be submitted for Metropolitan Council review by December 31, 2018.

How Can I Get Involved?

What does the future Marine on St. Croix look like to you? The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan on May 29, 2018. The Planning Commission will accept written comments until June 6, 2018. Please submit your comments to mosc@cityofmarine.org