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What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan defines the vision, goals and aspirations for the long-term development and redevelopment of the community.  The plan is intended to shape land use and transportation patterns, conserve natural resources, and identify needs for utilities, housing and parks and open space. The Comprehensive Plan also guides decisions on both public and private investments in infrastructure and facilities.

The City of Scandia Comprehensive Plan will address the following:

  • Future Land Use
  • Housing Needs
  • Natural Resources
  • Transportation
  • Public and Individual Utilities
  • Parks and Trails
  • Economic Opportunities

Why Update the Comprehensive Plan?

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.

What’s Next?

The City Council reviewed and approved the draft Comprehensive Plan on May 15, 2018, and the draft has been submitted to affected communities for review and comment. Affected jurisdictions include adjacent cities, counties, townships, school districts, watershed districts, and some state and federal agencies. Following the 6-month review and comment period, the comprehensive Plan will be submitted to the Metropolitan Council.