Comprehensive Plan

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The Minnesota Land Planning Act requires cities to develop comprehensive plans and update them every ten years. The purpose of the plan is to aid the Metropolitan Council's task of ensuring adequate water/sewer services, transportation infrastructure, and open space planning.

The last comprehensive plan for Fridley was completed in 2008. This is the 2030 Fridley Comprehensive Plan, which lay forth plans for the City of Fridley for the next 20 years.

We will soon start work on the City's 2040 Comprehensive Plan.  The update will take 2-3 years to complete. The process includes allowing time for community meetings, research and data gathering, assessment of available funding and tools, and interdepartmental coordination. Since the plan must be reviewed by Fridley's Commissions and City Council, as well as neighboring communities, nearly one year is needed to get the plan approved.

The Metropolitan Council has set up guidelines for all communities to follow. To remain consistent, Fridley's comprehensive plan must include certain information that demonstrates the city's plans fit within the Metropolitan Council's forecasts for the year 2040. (See guidelines and information about Metropolitan Council's Livable Communities Grant Program.) The City's plan must address any proposed land use changes that the city anticipates in the next 20 years. It must also address topics like housing, transportation, parks, trails, and open space, and public facilities.