Comprehensive Plan

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Over the next 18 months, the City will be working to update its Comprehensive Plan.  This Plan serves as a road map to inform decisions regarding land use, transportation, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parks, utilities, and public facilities.  The Plan is future-oriented – looking out at what Richfield could be in 2040, and setting goals and policies to help us reach that future vision.

Share your thoughts on Richfield today
and what Richfield 2040 looks like.


An Update Steering Committee has been selected.  This Committee will serve as Comprehensive Plan Ambassadors - helping to gather input from as many Richfield residents as possible.  Steering Committee Members will also help staff and the City's consultant (SRF) modify existing policies and goals to reflect the desires of the Community while also meeting the requirements of the Metropolitan Council. 

A robust public engagement plan is in development.  Follow the City on Facebook and/or check back here often for information on how you can participate.  In addition to advertised meetings, online surveys, and mapping tools, begin watching for City staff and Steering Committee Members to pop-up at Community events, bus stops, parks, etc. with short surveys and information to share.

2018 Comprehensive Plan Update Steering Committee

Reed Bornholdt - Community Services Commission  Michele McGee
 Crystal Brakke - School Board Laurel Nightingale 
 Debbie Goettel - Hennepin County Commissioner  Kathryn Quam
 Sara Gumke - Human Rights Commission  Maria Regan Gonzalez - City Council 
  Rick Jabs  Mary Supple - Housing & Redevelopment Authority 
Candace Johnson
 Erin Vrieze Daniels - Planning Commission
 Barry LeBlanc  Ted Weidenbach - Transportation Commission
 Jennifer Lewis  

Staff Lead:  Melissa Poehlman, AICP - City Planner



Richfield's Comprehensive Plan is intended to provide a long-term vision, complete with strategic goals, objectives, policies and recommendations, that will guide land use development and policies over the next 10 to 20 years.  Cities use their comprehensive plan like a road map to help inform decisions regarding land use, transportation, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parks, utilities and public facilities.


State law requires that all communities have a comprehensive plan and that it be updated at least every 10 years.  It is in the preparation of this document that the community can have the most important impact on the future of Richfield. The Richfield City Council in February 2009 adopted its most recent comprehensive plan (2008-2018).


Richfield Comprehensive Plan (2008-2018)

 Table of Contents  
 Chapter 1 - Introduction      Chapter 6 - Transportation     
 Chapter 2 - Demographics, Social & Economic Trends      Chapter 7 - Parks System    
 Chapter 3 - Community Direction      Chapter 8 - Public & Private Utilities (Appendix)    
 Chapter 4 - Land Use & Community Facilities      Chapter 9 - Community Character
 I-494 Land Use Supplement  Chapter 10 - Implementation (Appendix)
 Chapter 5 - Housing      



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