What's your city planning for its riverfront? The river city plans tracker.

Right now all 25 cities and towns within the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area are finalizing new plans for their local riverfront stretch. Most cities have submitted their plans to the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources for review and approval, but a few communities are still putting the finishing touches on their plans. We are providing links to the plans on this page as they become available. 

If your community's plan is not available or if you have questions, contact Irene Jones, ijones@fmr.org.

Learn more about the river corridor and this opportunity to shape our local riverfront on our river planning resources page. 

MRCCA cities & towns

Anoka
Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Center
Champlin
Coon Rapids
Cottage Grove
Dayton
Denmark Township
Fridley
Grey Cloud Island
Hastings
Inver Grove Heights
Lilydale
Maplewood
Mendota
Mendota Heights
Minneapolis
Newport
Nininger Township
Ramsey
Ravenna
Rosemount
South St. Paul
St. Paul
St. Paul Park

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Anoka

Anoka plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Anoka's comprehensive plan has been released, including the river corridor chapter, and the plan is under review by affected jurisdictions (neighboring communities, county government, watershed district management organizations, etc.), who are required to review draft chapters before the plan's final submission to the Metropolitan Council and the Department of Natural Resources.

Opportunities for participation:

The city is planning a public process of choosing public river corridor views. You can direct questions or comments on the plan to Comdev@ci.anoka.mn.us or by phoning 763-576-2723.

 

Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Brooklyn Park's comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted and reviewed by the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources, and the city is making changes before they resubmit their final version.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Brooklyn Center's comprehensive plan has been released, including the river corridor chapter.

Opportunities for participation:

Participate in Brooklyn Center's survey on the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) Plan

 

Champlin

Champlin plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Champlin has released its draft comprehensive plan, including the river corridor chapter.

Opportunities for participation:

You can direct questions or comments on the plan to City Planner, Scott Schulte, at schulte@ci.champlin.mn.us  or 763-923-7102.

 

Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Coon Rapids' comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted and reviewed by the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed. Public comments were considered as part of the 2040 plan which were gathered through online surveys and meetings.

 

Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Cottage Grove's comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted and reviewed by the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources, and the city is making changes before they resubmit their final version.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed. Public comments were considered as part of the 2040 plan which were gathered through online surveys and meetings.

 

Dayton

Dayton plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Dayton has requested a one-year extension on their comp plan (and river corridor chapter) and will release their draft plan for comment in May 2019. Plan chapters will be posted online as they are completed during the coming year.

Opportunities for participation:

Stay tuned.

 

Denmark Township

Denmark Township plan webpage:
Where they're at in the process:

Denmark Township's comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted and reviewed by the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources, and the city is making changes before they resubmit their final version.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Fridley

Fridley plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

The city of Fridley's draft comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, is currently under review by the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources. As revisions are made to the draft, they will be posted on the city's webpage. The city anticipates the a revised plan will be reviewed and adopted by the city council in July 2019. 

Opportunities for participation:

If you would like to be notified of modifications, please subscribe to receive updates from Fridley. After you enter your email address, scroll down and check off Comprehensive Plan Updates.

 

Grey Cloud Island Township

Grey Cloud Island Township webpage:

Comp plan is available under "Documents & Pages."

Where they're at in the process:

Grey Cloud Island Township's comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted and reviewed by the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Hastings

Hastings plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Hastings' comprehensive plan has been released, including the river corridor chapter, and the plan is under review by affected jurisdictions (neighboring communities, county government, watershed district management organizations, etc.), who are required to review draft chapters before the plan's final submission to the Metropolitan Council and the Department of Natural Resources.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Inver Grove Heights

Inver Grove Heights plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

The city of Inver Grove Heights' draft comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, is currently under review by the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

Lilydale

Lilydale plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Lilydale's comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted to the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources for review.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Maplewood

Maplewood plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

The city of Maplewood's draft comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, is currently under review by the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Mendota

Mendota plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Mendota has completed several chapters of the draft plan, but the river corridor chapter is not yet available. A full draft will be available later this spring.

Opportunities for participation:

Public comment period is open, but it's not clear where to send comments. City contacts are available on the city website.

 

Mendota Heights

Mendota Heights plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Mendota Heights' comprehensive plan has been released, including the river corridor chapter, and comments are still being accepted.

Opportunities for participation:

April 11, 2019 • 6:00pm - Planning Commission Workshop to discuss the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update. Questions or comments can be submitted to Tim Benetti, Community Development Director at (651) 255-1142 or email: timb@mendota-heights.com

 

Minneapolis

Minneapolis plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

The city of Minneapolis's draft comprehensive plan (including the river chapter) is currently under review by the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources. It is expected that the Metropolitan Council will complete their review in the first half of 2019, with the Minneapolis City Council taking final action on the document shortly thereafter.

Opportunities for participation:

The city recieved and responded to a large volume of community comments in late 2019, and those changes are reflected on the city's website. To track the Metropolitan Council’s review of Minneapolis 2040, visit the Minneapolis Community Page on the Metropolitan Council web site.

 

Newport

Newport plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Newport's draft comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted to the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources for review.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Nininger Township

Plan webpage: 

Nininger's comprehensive plan is part of the Dakota County Rural Collaborative 2040 plan

Where they're at in the process:

Nininger Township's draft comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted to the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources for review.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Ramsey

Ramsey plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

Ramsey's comprehensive plan has been released, including the river corridor chapter, and the plan is under review by affected jurisdictions (neighboring communities, county government, watershed district management organizations, etc.), who are required to review draft chapters before the plan's final submission to the Metropolitan Council and the Department of Natural Resources.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Ravenna

Plan webpage: 

Ravenna Township's draft comprehensive plan is part of the Dakota County Rural Collaborative 2040 plan

Where they're at in the process:

Ravenna Township's draft comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted to the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources for review.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

Rosemount

Rosemount plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

The city of Rosemount's comprehensive plan has been released, including the river corridor chapter, and the plan is under review by affected jurisdictions (neighboring communities, county government, watershed district management organizations, etc.), who are required to review draft chapters before the plan's final submission to the Metropolitan Council and the Department of Natural Resources.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period closed on April 1, 2019.

 

South St. Paul

South St. Paul plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

The city of South St. Paul's comprehensive plan has been released, including the river corridor chapter, and the plan is under review by affected jurisdictions (neighboring communities, county government, watershed district management organizations, etc.), who are required to review draft chapters before the plan's final submission to the Metropolitan Council and the Department of Natural Resources.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is open through summer of 2019.

St. Paul

St. Paul plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

St. Paul's comprehensive plan has been released, including the river corridor chapter, and the city is accepting comments.

Opportunities for participation:

A public hearing on the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) chapter has been scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Room 40 of City Hall (15 W. Kellogg Boulevard). Written comments can be submitted online prior to the hearing.

 

St. Paul Park

St. Paul Park plan webpage
Where they're at in the process:

St. Paul Park's comprehensive plan, including the river chapter, has been submitted to the Metropolitan Council and Department of Natural Resources for review.

Opportunities for participation:

The public comment period is closed.

 

 

For more information, contact:

• FMR Senior Policy Advocate Irene Jones
   ijones@fmr.org651-222-2193 x11

• FMR River Corridor Director Colleen O'Connor Toberman
   ctoberman@fmr.org651-222-2193 x29