The Metropolitan Council approved the 2040 Comprehensive Plan at its September 25, 2019 meeting and it was formally adopted by the Lakeville City Council at its October 7, 2019 meeting. The next step in the process is to amend the Zoning Ordinance and update the Zoning Map to be in compliance with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. If you would like to be notified of Planning Commission work sessions and proposed ordinance amendments, click the “Sign up now” button on this page.
The City Council, Planning Commission and City staff would like to thank all those who provided input on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan during this process.
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This plan is a community’s long-term vision that incorporates goals and strategies for future development, and in some cases redevelopment. It is a guide for how the City will grow and develop to ensure high-quality development projects and efficient public services. The Comprehensive Plan includes a wide range of issues including land use, housing, parks and natural resources, water and sewer systems, and transportation.
Why does the City update its Comprehensive Plan?
State statute requires cities in the seven county metropolitan area to adopt a Comprehensive Plan and to update it every 10 years. The Metropolitan Council reviews and approves the plan, which the City Council will adopt by the end of 2018 and will carry out through 2040.
What is the process?
The City Planning Department does a full review and evaluation of the current Comprehensive Plan, identifying specific issues, long-range goals and land uses that may need to be updated. The Planning Department facilitates input from residents, business owners, and property owners through neighborhood meetings and surveys on how Lakeville should develop over the next 20 years. Once initial comments are gathered, an update of the plan is prepared and a second round of neighborhood meetings is held. The draft plan is also reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council before it is formally presented for review by neighboring jurisdictions and governmental agencies. Following the adjacent jurisdiction review, which will take approximately six months, the plan is then formally adopted by the Planning Commission and City Council and submitted to the Metropolitan Council.