2040 Comprehensive Plan Update

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Elizabeth Holmbeck
City Planner
(763) 706-3673
eholmbeck@columbiaheightsmn.gov
2040 Comprehensive Plan Update
In March 2017, the City of Columbia Heights began work on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update. The update is expected to take a total of 14 months, with an anticipated completion date in late 2018. Click here if you would like to view an overall project schedule. Please note, city staff may be present at other community events not shown on the project schedule, therefore if you would like to receive up to date information about the Comprehensive Plan, please register with the City here.  The City highly encourages all residents and businesses to actively participate in the plan update. Thus, over the course of the next year, there will be several opportunities for  community involvement.   

How do I get involved in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update? 

As part of the Comprehensive Plan update, we have a fun new tool that allows you to share some of your thoughts about our community.  Click here to get involved now and be redirected to an interactive map that will allow you to tell us what you think about housing, retail and parks in Columbia Heights.  You can weigh in on what you consider to be the strengths of the community, challenges that may need to be addressed, and opportunities that you think will make our community a better place in the future.

Where and when are the outreach opportunities for community engagement? 

 Community Event            Date             Time        Where
 Comprehensive Plan Kick-Off Meeting  05.03.2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  City Hall
 Community Picnic  06.07.2017 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM  Huset Park
 Dog Day Afternoon  08.13.2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Huset Park
 Community Open House  09.19.2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Library
 Circle Terrace Eat & Greet  09.20.2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Circle Terrace
 Fire Department Annual Open House  09.23.2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  Public Safety
 Taste of Columbia Heights TBD TBD TBD
 Holiday Train TBD TBD TBD


What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A comprehensive plan is a planning document that implements the long-range vision of the community. It incorporates multiple aspects of how a community will develop in areas, such as land use, transportation, water resources management, parks & trails, housing, resiliency, and economic competitiveness. Furthermore, this document serves as a guide to help elected city officials make informative decisions. 

Why is a Comprehensive Plan Important?
A comprehensive plan is a legal document that forms the foundation of rules and regulations in a community. It provides predictability and fairness to residents, businesses, elected officials, and developers by being transparent about the long-range vision of the community. The comprehensive plan has the capability to positively influence zoning codes, land use designations, and future development slated for communities.  
 
How do I access the 2030 Comprehensive Plan?
You may download the 2030 Comprehensive Plan here. This document will be the starting basis for the development and creation of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.