Comprehensive Plan

Red Wing, MN

Red Wing's Comprehensive Plan is formulated around the notion that community vitality is dependent on livability factors such as green infrastructure, walkability, transportation alternatives, social interactions, and cultural destinations. The planning process identified key amenities to preserve as a framework within which growth will occur. HKGi conducted a "walkability audit" to determine how walkable the community is. In this regard, plan directives will cause future development and infrastructure investments to occur within walkable districts with compact development and clear service and amenity destinations. HKGi conducted a GIS analysis of the Red Wing landscape to identify ecologically sensitive lands and used that information to establish policy creating a permanent, interconnected greenway network that doubles as trail corridors and stormwater sinks. The plan places significant focus on sustainability initiatives ranging from green development standards, a mixed use approach to land use regulation, to operational changes in service delivery.