A 30-day review period of the draft Comprehensive Plan kicks off March 7. The draft Plan will be available for review online at www.BetterTogetherEdina.org, where feedback is encouraged.
“We’re nearing the finish line for the updated Comprehensive Plan,” said Assistant City Planner Kris Aaker about the process that started in 2017. “The committees’ and Planning Commission’s work on the small area plans (part of the Comprehensive Plan) and the Comp Plan in general has been impressive.”
The Plan will also be posted to EdinaMN.gov/CompPlan. Feedback can also be shared by mail:
City of Edina
Re: Draft Comp Plan
4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424
The Plan includes chapters on land use and community design; housing; transportation; parks, open space and natural resources; water resources; energy and environment; economic competitiveness and economic development; human rights and relations; community health; heritage preservation; and arts and culture. It also includes a plan for implementation and appendixes on the small area plans.
The current Comprehensive Plan is an update to the 2008 Plan. The Metropolitan Council requires every city in the seven-county metro area to have such a plan and State law requires that it be updated every 10 years.
Once the 30-day review period is over April 8, the Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at its April 24 meeting, and the City Council will hold a Public Hearing about the Plan at its May 7 meeting, with hopes to approve the draft. The six-month municipal review process will take place from May through October, where neighboring cities will have a chance to review the Plan. Come November and December, the Planning Commission and City Council will give the Plan final approval in time for it to be sent to the Metropolitan Council by Dec. 31.
For more information about the Comprehensive Plan, visit EdinaMN.gov/CompPlan or call 952-826-0369.