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Comprehensive Plan

All cities and counties within the seven-county metropolitan area are required to adopt a document called a Comprehensive Plan indicating the programs, physical improvements and development strategies that would be implemented to comply with the regional plan adopted by the Metropolitan Council. The City of Woodbury adopted its first Comprehensive Plan in 1982. Woodbury's Current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2010 and the city is currently working on updating it to plan for land use and infrastructure through 2040.

The Comprehensive Plan includes policies, goals and calculations of land use needs for the city based upon growth projections for population, households and employment. The Comprehensive Plan identifies the general areas in the community where commercial, residential, industrial and open space land uses will be allowed and provides plans, objectives and policies indicating how the growth areas will be provided with city services including roads, sewer and water utilities, and parks and open spaces. The plan provides a vision and approach for the future growth and development of the city's parks and public spaces.

Creating a Comprehensive Plan is one of the most important responsibilities for a city. The Comprehensive Plan is the blueprint for the development of the community. It determines the land use for every piece of property in Woodbury and sets a framework for future growth. The 2040 Comprehensive Plan also addresses land use and the phasing of development, housing, parks and trails, transportation, sanitary sewer, water supply, and storm water management.

Questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan may be directed to Karl Batalden,  community development coordinator, at (651) 414-3438 or