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Minnesota River Valley Strategic Plan

Cover of Minnesota River Valley Strategic Plan

The Minnesota River Valley Strategic Plan (MRVSP) was approved by the City Council on January 25, 2016.  A copy of the final approved plan is available for review or download in the tab below.

Strategic Plan: Available for download

The Minnesota River Valley Strategic Plan (MRVSP) identifies several priority activities, including preparation of four more detailed system wide plans addressing natural and cultural resources, trails, signs, and maintenance.  Detailed outlines of the proposed priority projects, including estimates of staff time and consultant assistance needed to complete each project, are included in Appendix C below.

The Minnesota River Valley Strategic Plan - FINAL PLAN is available for download below.

PDF iconJanuary 2016 MRVSP Final Plan

PDF iconAppendix A: Public Outreach Summary

PDF iconAppendix B: Known Historic Sites

PDF iconAppendix C: System Plan Outlines

Summary of Feedback on Draft Strategic Plan

Public Input Schedule

Several opportunities throughout the planning period were provided for members of the community to provide input on the project as listed below.

Public Hearings and Formal Review - Official action (approvals) were made at Regular Meetings, which members of the public attended and provided comments.

  • December 17, 2015 - Planning Commission (hearing)
  • January 14, 2016 - Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission
  • January 25, 2016 - City Council (hearing)

PDF iconMN Valley Strategic Plan Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice

PDF iconMN Valley Strategic Plan City Council Public Hearing Notice

Project Web page was created on the City of Bloomington webpage: www.BloomingtonMN.gov (keywords: “MN Valley Plan”) and a project e-subscribe list was created.

On-line survey was made available on City of Bloomington webpage and through project e-subscribe mailing list. (Survey posted June 26- Aug 15, 2014)

Community Open House #1 (July 31, 2014) – opportunity provided input on plan vision, goals, and initial concepts.

Community Open House #2 (June 17, 2015) - opportunity provided input on draft plan recommendations.

Other Meetings

Study Meetings were held with PARC, Planning Commission & City Council throughout the planning process in 2014:

  • Updates presented at Study Meetings, which members of the public may attend, but no testimony is taken.
    • April 9, 2014 – PARC
    • April 10, 2014 – Planning Commission
    • May 12, 2014 – City Council
    • Nov. 11, 2014 – PARC
    • Nov. 20, 2014 – Planning Commission
    • Nov. 24, 2014 – City Council

Study Meetings were held with PARC, Planning Commission & City Council throughout the planning process in 2015:

  • Updates presented at Study Meetings, which members of the public may attend, but no testimony is taken.
    • April 8, 2015 - PARC
    • April 9, 2015 - Planning Commission
    • May 11, 2015 - City Council (study)
    • September 9, 2015 - PARC
    • September 17, 2015 - Planning Commission
    • September 21, 2015 - City Council

2014 Focus Groups - Summaries from focus group meeings are available in the Document Library tab.

Document Library