Dakota County's Comprehensive Plan defines a vision of what the county should become over the next 20 years, guiding the county's role in land use, transportation systems, parks and natural resources.
Under state law and Metropolitan Council requirements, all metropolitan counties, cities and townships must have a comprehensive plan that addresses specific information. Plans are fully updated every 10 years.
Dakota County's 2040 Comprehensive Plan was prepared and modified over a two-year period of stakeholder engagement, technical updates, Planning Commission review and county board direction. The board adopted the 2040 Comprehensive Plan on June 18, 2019.
Dakota County has updated its more-detailed 2040 Transportation Plan, to reflect new travel demand forecasts and information from city and township comprehensive plans. To maintain consistency with the new Transportation Plan, transportation elements of the Dakota County 2040 Comprehensive Plan have been amended.
The Board of Commissioners released the draft 2040 Transportation Plan and the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Amendment for a 60-day joint public review and comment period on Oct. 20, 2020.
As required by state law, a public hearing to receive comments on the amendment was held at 9 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2021, in the Dakota County Boardroom, Hastings Administration Center.
The amendment was modified based on comments received on both plans during the public review and will be presented with the 2040 Transportation Plan Update to the Dakota County Planning Commission on March 25, 2021 and to the Physical Development Committee on April 13, 2021. We will make a request to submit the to the Metropolitan Council for final review and approval.
2040 Revised Comprehensive Plan Amendment (March 2021)
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Adopted Dakota County 2040 Comprehensive Plan (June 18, 2019)