The comprehensive plan sets the City’s 20-year vision through a set of goals, policies, and strategies that guide development and public investments in City facilities and services such as parks, trails, fire stations, roads, sewer and water systems, and housing. The City is required to update its comprehensive plan every ten years. The Forward 2040 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the City Council on August 5th, 2019 and replaces the 2008 Comprehensive Plan.
Cities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area are required to update their comprehensive plans every ten years to ensure consistency with the Metropolitan Council’s plans, which are updated after every decennial census. The Metropolitan Council defines basic requirements for information to be included in the plan, including demographic forecasts. The Bloomington Forward 2040 Comprehensive Plan update was prepared with guidance from a citizen advisory committee and incorporates input from numerous community engagement opportunities provided throughout the 3-year plan update process. More detailed information on the update process and community engagement can be found on the “Update Process” and “Community Engagement” tabs located in the left-hand column.
The final Forward 2040 document addresses comments received during the review and community engagement processes. The City Council adopted the plan on August 5, 2019, which can be found on the Documents tab here: Blm.mn/plan/forward-2040-documents