Previous Comprehensive Plans

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 regional system plans, which are updated after every decennial census.  In between these major updates, the need may arise to amend the comprehensive plan to respond to unforeseen changes.  These minor amendments may involve a land use guide change on a single property to multiple “clean ups” to text and technical information.

Major comprehensive plan updates occurred in 2008 and 2000 and can be found below.  Minor amendments involving multiple revisions were most recently conducted in 2012 and 2014 and are summarized below.

2008 Comprehensive Plan

The City Council adopted Bloomington’s Comprehensive Plan 2008 on May 18, 2009.  During the update process, a strategic visioning effort was conducted called Imagine Bloomington 2025.  The results of this visioning effort are incorporated into the executive summary of the Comprehensive Plan 2008.

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2000 Comprehensive Plan

Bloomington's Comprehensive Plan 2000 was in effect from April 16, 2001 to May 18, 2009. During that period, multiple map and text amendments were adopted. The preceding link presents the plan as it read on May 18, 2009.

Minor Amendments