Dakota County is updating its Comprehensive Plan (DC 2030). Comprehensive plans embody the County's long-term vision for responding to growth, development and new opportunities. Comprehensive plans guide public policy and decision-making for roads, transit, parks, managing our environment (natural resources) and physical development (land use.)
State law requires that comprehensive plans be updated every 10 years following completion of the region's long-range plan update. In 2014, the Metropolitan Council adopted the long-range plan update, Thrive MSP 2040. Thrive MSP 2040 serves as a framework to guide comprehensive plan updates for municipalities, townships, and counties in the twin cities metropolitan area. Comprehensive plans are required to be updated by end of 2018.
Metropolitan Council is forecasting that the 7-county region will add about 802,000 people, 374,000 households, and 489,000 jobs by 2040. Of the projected regional growth, Dakota County is projected to absorb roughly 12 percent of the population and household growth (roughly 100,000 new people and 50,000 new households by 2040 in DC) and 11 percent of the job growth (roughly 55,000 new jobs ). The Comprehensive Plan update will address how the County systems will be managed to accommodate this growth to maintain a high quality of life throughout the County.
Comment on DC2040 Draft Plan
The Dakota County Draft Comprehensive Plan is available for review from April 1 to Oct. 1, 2018.
Draft Dakota County Comprehensive Plan (DC2040)
Provide comments on the draft Comprehensive Plan by completing a survey.