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File #: RES PH 19-128    Version: 1 Name: 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/19/2019
Title: Adopting Saint Paul for All: 2040 Comprehensive Plan. (Public hearing held May 15)
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Transmittal from PC to CC of 7 city-wide chapters.pdf, 2. CSP_2040_CompPlan_CCDraft20190425.pdf, 3. 2040 Comp Plan PC Resolution 3-22-19.pdf, 4. HJC comments to the St Paul Comp Plan, 5. 2040 Comments from Summit Hill Association, 6. Comment rec'd by council re 2040 Plan
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Adopting Saint Paul for All: 2040 Comprehensive Plan. (Public hearing held May 15)

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WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute Chapter 473.145 requires the Metropolitan Council to: 1) prepare a comprehensive development guide for the metropolitan area; and 2) adopt long-range comprehensive system plans for transportation, wastewater treatment, parks and water resources; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council adopted Thrive MSP 2040 as the region’s comprehensive development guide in 2014; and

WHEREAS, the policy direction in Thrive MSP 2040, and the regional systems and policy plans that followed, guide local governments to create consistent, compatible and coordinated local comprehensive plans that together strive to achieve local visions within the regional policy framework; and

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute Chapter 473 also requires all cities, counties and townships within the 7-county region to prepare a comprehensive plan every 10 years; and

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan is required to contain the following plan elements: land use, transportation, water resources, parks and trails, housing and implementation, but may also include other chapters relevant to a particular city; and

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan is required to show how each city will fulfill its role in the regional policy framework, and help ensure efficient and cost-effective regional infrastructure, in addition to guiding local physical development decisions and investments; and

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan is to have a 20-year planning horizon; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2010, with a planning horizon of 2030; and

WHEREAS, City staff began working on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan in 2015, with significant public engagement in 2016 that reached over 2300 people at nearly 70 events; and

WHEREAS, public engagement, focus groups, Open Houses and even radio call-in shows helped identify priorities, themes, issues and ideas that shaped t...

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