Planning Commission

The Planning Commission advises the City Council on development proposals, development standards, long-range planning and transportation issues.

Meeting information

Regular meetings are usually held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road or by electronic means as provided by state law. 


Chapter 2, Article V, Section 2.85.02 of the Bloomington City Code charges the Planning Commission with the following duties. Note that effective January 1, 2010, the Planning Commission assumed the duties of the Traffic and Transportation Advisory Commission.

  • Hold hearings, review applications and make recommendations as set forth in the City Code;
  • Review and make recommendations on variance and appeal applications where such review is required of the Planning Commission by the city code;
  • Review and make recommendations on proposed amendments to zoning, subdivision and transportation provisions of the City Code;
  • Review and make recommendations on proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and district plans; and
  • Review and make recommendations on transportation issues including transportation planning, street extensions and modification, street layout, on street parking, neighborhood traffic plans, transportation grant applications, transit systems, pedestrian way, and bicycle traffic.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the City Council or by state law.

Work plan

Staff liaison

The Planning Commission's staff liaison is Glen Markegard, Planning Manager.

Planning Commissioners may be contacted by emailing or contacting the Planning Division using the contact information at the top of this page.


Name Position End Date of Term
Suado Abdi Commissioner June 30, 2023
Phil Koktan Commissioner June 30, 2023
Jon Solberg Chair June 30, 2022
Aubrey Albrecht Commissioner June 30, 2022
Nelly Korman Commissioner June 30, 2022
Joanna Goltzman Commissioner June 30, 2021
Paige Rohman Vice Chair June 30, 2021