Dakota County Comprehensive Plan

Dakota County's Comprehensive Plan sets a clear vision of what the County should become over the next 20 years.

The Metropolitan Council requires all metropolitan counties, cities and townships to have a comprehensive plan, and determines the basic information that plans must cover. Plans are fully updated every 10 years and are amended as needed. Over the past year, Dakota County has been engaging the public, cities, organizations and agencies to prepare its next update, due December 2018.

Draft Plan Developed for DC2040

Based upon new data, trends, public engagement and direction from the Board of Commissioners, a draft Comprehensive Plan has been prepared. The Dakota County Planning Commission reviewed the draft on Feb. 22 and provided comments that helped refine the draft plan. The County Board Physical Development Committee reviewed the draft plan on March 20, 2018 and approved release of the draft plan for public review and comment from April 1 to Oct. 1, 2018.

Read comments received through public engagement on the draft goals.

Review the updated draft Comprehensive Plan.

Next Steps

At its November 13 Physical Development Committee meeting, the County Board will consider submittal of the draft Comprehensive Plan to the Metropolitan Council for review. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on November 27, 2018 in the County Board Room, Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings, Minnesota, to receive any final comments on the draft Comprehensive Plan. Interested persons attending the public hearing shall have the right to provide written or oral comments during the public hearing. Questions should be directed to Kurt Chatfield (952-891-7022) at the Dakota County Office of Planning and Analysis. Prior to the public hearing, written comments may be addressed to:

Attention: Kurt Chatfield Dakota County Office of Planning and Analysis 14955 Galaxie Ave Apple Valley, MN 55124 Or planning@co.dakota.mn.us

Contact Information

Kurt Chatfield - Planning Supervisor
Dakota County
p. 952.891.7022
e. kurt.chatfield@co.dakota.mn.us

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