Dakota County's Comprehensive Plan sets a clear vision of what the County should become over the next 20 years.
State law and the
Metropolitan Council require all metropolitan counties, cities and townships to have a comprehensive plan and determine the information that plans must cover. Plans are fully updated every 10 years and are amended as needed. Dakota County's draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan was prepared and modified over a two-year period of stakeholder engagement, technical updates, County Planning Commission review and County Board direction.
Draft plan approved by the Metropolitan Council
The draft Dakota County 2040 Comprehensive Plan was released for its statutory public review and comment from April 1 to Oct. 1, 2018 and was modified based on comments received from public, cities, organizations and agencies during the six-month review period.
Read comments received during the six-month draft plan review.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Nov. 27, 2018 and authorized submittal of the draft Dakota County 2040 Comprehensive Plan to the Metropolitan Council for review and approval. With additional technical revisions, the Metropolitan Council found the draft Plan to be complete and approved it on April 24, 2019. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources approved the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area chapter of the Dakota County 2040 Comprehensive Plan on April 29, 2019.
Draft Comprehensive Plan approved by the Metropolitan Council
The Physical Development Committee of the Whole will consider adoption of the Dakota County 2040 Comprehensive Plan at its meeting on June 11, 2019.
If you have questions or comments on the Dakota County Comprehensive Plan or the planning process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.