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.
Reserve copies of the draft Dakota County Comprehensive Plan are available at Dakota County Library locations (except Galaxie Library, which is being remodeled) and at the City of South St. Paul Public Library. Please stop by the information desk if you would like to review a copy in the library.
Stop by any of the following venues to see highlights of the plan and talk with the project team:
- Burnsville International Festival – Saturday, July 21, 3-7 p.m., Nicollet Commons Park, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville
- Robert Trail Library – Wednesday, Aug. 1, 3-6 p.m., 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount
- Dakota County Fair – Wednesday, Aug. 8, 3-6 p.m., Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building, 4008 220th Street West, Farmington
Share your comments on the draft plan with an email to email@example.com.
Stay up to date on DC2040
A project website has been created for the Dakota County 2040 Comprehensive Plan with the draft plan and an online comment form. This page will also include information on public events related to the draft plan. See the DC2040 Project page.