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Burnsville 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update
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State law requires that all cities and counties in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area adopt a Comprehensive Plan. These plans provide a road map for communities looking 20 years into the future. In May 2016, Burnsville began work on a major update of its existing Comprehensive Plan to look at growth and development into the year 2040.

What is a Comprehensive Plan?
Comprehensive Plans identify a community’s long-term vision, goals, policies, strategies and options for guiding future changes and investments. In Burnsville, this plan will address future land use, economic development, transportation, city services/facilities, natural resources, housing, neighborhoods and youth initiatives.

What is the Process?
In general, the process involves:

  • A full review and evaluation of the current comprehensive plan
  • Identification of specific issues that need updating
  • In-depth exploration of the City’s primary areas of focus
  • Community review and input opportunities
  • A comprehensive update of the plan
  • Plan review and adoption by the Burnsville’s Planning Commission and City Council

The City is working with planning consultants Hoisington Koegler Group Inc. to assist with the process. A Review Panel, which consists of Planning Commissioners and other community members representing residents, businesses, youth, community services and visitors is also involved.

Focus Areas
The City will be focusing on the following areas in its 2040 Comprehensive Plan update:

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[Video] Burnsville 2040 Plan Looks into the Future. 

How Can I Get Involved?
Most opportunities for public feedback are now closed, but there are still future meetings to get more information.

Comp Plan Open House 
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
Burnsville City Hall  |  5:30 p.m. 

Comp Plan Public Hearing
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
Burnsville City Hall  |  6:30 p.m.

After approval by the City Council (considered on Nov. 20, 2018), the plan will be sent to the Metropolitan Council for final review. 

Past Advisory Panel Meetings
July 31, 2017  Advisory Panel Meeting #10 Presentation
June 19, 2017  Advisory Panel Meeting #9 Presentation
May 15, 2017:  Advisory Panel Meeting #8 Presentation 
April 17, 2017: Advisory Panel Meeting #7 Presentation 
March 20, 2017: Advisory Panel Meeting #6 Presentation 
Feb. 27, 2017: Advisory Panel Meeting #5 Presentation 
Jan. 30, 2017: Advisory Panel Meeting #4 Presentation 
Nov. 7, 2016: Advisory Panel Meeting #3 Presentation 
Sept. 19, 2016:  Advisory Panel Meeting #2 Presentation 
July 18, 2016:   Advisory Panel Meeting #1 Presentation 

Project Consultants
Consultants working on this project include:

  • Hoisington Koegler Group Inc. - Lead firm in charge of planning, design, public involvement, housing, urban design, transit oriented development, GIS and implementation
  • Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. - Transportation planning, water, sanitary sewer, stormwater and parks
  • Emmons & Oliver Resources, Inc. - Sustainability and natural resources
  • Tangible Consulting Services - Market analysis, project economics and development financing needs.

Regina Dean
City Planner

100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337

Ph: 952-895-4453
Fax: 952-895-4462

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
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