What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan identifies a community’s long-term vision, goals, policies, strategies and options for guiding future changes and investments. In Champlin, this plan will address future land use, economic development, transportation, natural resources, housing, parks and utility infrastructure. These plans provide a road map for looking 20 years into the future.
Why is the City Updating Its Comprehensive Plan?
State law requires that Comprehensive Plans be updated at least every 10 years, and align with the Metropolitan Council’s Regional Systems related to highways, transit, airports, wastewater services, parks and open space. Champlin’s last Comprehensive Plan update was completed in 2008. The City is required to complete the Comprehensive Plan update, submit it to the Metropolitan Council for review and approval, and adopt it.
Process and Timeline
November 2017 the City kicked-off the Comprehensive Plan update with adoption of Goals & Objectives to guide the process and various components. In December, City staff conducted an online survey to gather resident input on their views regarding the direction of the City. You can view the survey results here.
In October 2018, the City Council approved a draft of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Plan was then distributed to adjacent jurisdictions for their review and comment. Taking into consideration the comments from those jurisdictions, the Plan has been submitted to the Metropolitan Council for their review. The entire draft of the Plan is available for viewing:
- Section 1 – Foundation of the Plan
- Section 2 – Land Use
- Section 3 – Housing
- Section 4 – Parks, Recreation and Trails
- Section 5 – Environmental Resources and Resiliency
- Section 6 – Transportation
- Section 7 – Water Supply Plan
- Section 8 – Sanitary Sewer
For more information on the Comprehensive Plan please contact Community Development Director, Scott Schulte, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-923-7102.