Communities evolve and the best ones have a long-term plan to light the way. In local government, the ultimate torch is the Comprehensive Plan, which guides development and redevelopment and addresses changes likely to occur due to various social and market forces.
The Comprehensive Plan is meant to provide Edina with an outline for future development. The Metropolitan Council requires every city in the seven-county metro area to have such a plan and State law requires that it be updated every 10 years. Edina’s Plan includes chapters on land use, transportation, wastewater, water supply, storm water management, housing and parks and recreation.
What’s Happening Now?
City staff and community members have been working since 2016 on an update to the 2008 Comprehensive Plan, not a complete rewrite. This 2018 Comprehensive Plan has been approved by City Council and submitted to the Met Council.
The Met Council has until early April to complete its review and take final action on the plan. Once the Met Council approves the plan, the City Council will pass a resolution sometime in 2020 formally adopting it.
Read the Plan
The entire 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update submitted to Met Council is more than 4,600 pages long.
Full report (reduced-size PDF) - This is a massive file that will take a long time and bandwidth to load. Because of the size, we recommend people view by chapter instead.
How We Got Here
The process to create the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update has been going on since 2016. It’s involved hundreds of public meetings, special community-member-led groups and multiple rounds of public comment/input.