2018 Draft Comprehensive Plan Update


During the Comprehensive Plan Update process, conversations on plan content and goals have been prominent. To keep everyone up to date with the most accurate information City staff continue to update this project page. Below are quick links to the information:


For questions, use the Q&A tab.



During the Comprehensive Plan Update process, conversations on plan content and goals have been prominent. To keep everyone up to date with the most accurate information City staff continue to update this project page. Below are quick links to the information:


For questions, use the Q&A tab.


Want to know more about the Comprehensive Plan process from city staff? Send your questions in using the Q&A tool and the team will respond!

Q&A

  • Is the redlined draft available? Thanks.

    jkj966 asked 8 days ago

    The redlined versions of the chapters are posted here. 

    -Emily Bodeker, Assistant City Planner

  • If there is not a redlined version, is there documentation of the specific changes that were made? It seems city staff would have requested and/or been informed of changes.

    jkj966 asked 29 days ago

    Staff has requested the consultant prepare a redlined version. 

    -Emily Bodeker, Assistant City Planner

  • Is there a redlined version of the October draft or memo outlining where changes were made?

    jkj966 asked about 1 month ago

    There is not a redlined version of the October 2019 Comprehensive Plan draft. The May 2019 draft plan is posted in the document library on Better Together. 

    -Emily Bodeker, Assistant City Planner

  • Weber Woods is guided as low density residential. It was discussed to be a dog park and storm water facility--essentially stay open space. When did it change to low density residential? -Comprehensive Plan Review Submission uploaded by Emily Bodeker, Assistant City Planner about 2 months ago

    7 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The Weber Woods site was changed or re-guided to Low Density Residential in the 2008 Comprehensive Plan.  The previous designation of this site in both the 1980 and 2000 Comprehensive Plan was Medium Density Residential. 

    -Cary Teague, Community Development Director


  • Chapter 5: Transportation, Page 54 Just a question, no change: What does “Not Endorsed by City Of Edina” refer to for the three areas crossed out refer to? -Comprehensive Plan Review Submission, about 2 months ago

    7 months ago

    Hennepin County’s Transportation Plan mentions turning back these country roads to the City. City staff does not support owning and maintaining more roads when we are already struggling to maintain our current roads. We wanted our transportation plan to note the difference between the two agency plans. 

    -Chad Millner, Director of Engineering


  • Where is the so-called "density bonus" language for affordable housing? My understanding, after it was removed from the 70th & Cahill SAP, that it would be placed in the Land Use chapter. I can't find it. Thanks in advance for help. -City Talk Submission, about 1 month ago

    7 months ago

    The Planning Commission recommended that the density requirements in the 70th and Cahill Small Area Plan be moved to the land use chapter, and a ”density bonus” be considered from 50 units per acre to 75 units per acre subject to providing 20% affordable housing and meeting the goals and objectives and public improvement recommendations of the Small Area Plan.  However, that language that was recommended by the Planning Commission was not adopted by the City Council when the Small Area Plan was approved.

    For future development that is proposed to be on the medium to high end of the permitted densities in the land use chapter would be required to meet the City’s Affordable Housing Policy.

    -Cary Teague, Community Development Director


  • Why is there no paper copy or copies of the draft plan for public review? Today I was told that I could get a copy if I waited a day and paid $35.00. LiraDD asked, about 1 month ago

    7 months ago

    Thank you for your question. A copy is available at city hall to review at no charge. If a person wants to purchase a paper copy, the cost is $35.

    Cary Teague, Community Development Director


  • Looking at table 3.5 in the draft Land Use chapter, Low Density Residential (1-5 units) will comprise 45.1% of total acres. Table 3.2, Existing Land Use, uses different land categories, so an easy comparison can’t be made. In 2016, single family detached made up 53% of total acres and single family attached made up 3% — so something like 56% of total acres in 2016 are low density residential (with maybe some medium density). Looking at the Met Council site, Met Council estimates 56.73% of total acres will be single family in 2030. Question: Is Table 3.5 correct that total acres devoted to single family will go down by over 10% and, if yes, does that conflict with Met Council estimates? jkj966 asked, 29 days ago

    7 months ago

    Thank you for the question. In general it can be challenging to compare existing and future land use categories. As they are generated in different ways, there’s not always an apples-to-apples comparison. (Single family attached are not always grouped with low density, for instance.) Consultants will look into to adding more description and table notes in the plan to help explain the difference.

    -Haila Maze, Consultant

  • In the Wooddale/Valley View Small Area Plan - it appears the that the three story apartment/flats building going up on the NW corner of Kellogg and Valley View already violates what is being proposed. Or am I reading the proposed small area plan incorrectly? That area is shaded yellow for maximum two story height, but the building going up is three stories. I think it's fair to say most of our neighborhood wants less encroachment by higher density buildings. Please do not increase the density permitted. Stjohnsave asked, 23 days ago

    7 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The building under construction conforms to the plan.  It is located within the 3 story brown area on the west side of Kellogg.

    -Cary Teague, Community Development Director