Comprehensive Plan is Underway
One of CAAPB's primary statutory responsibilities is to periodically update long range planning for the Capitol Area (Statute 15B.05). The Comprehensive Plan Unified Texts document is a compilation of: Comprehensive Plan for the Minnesota State Capitol Area (dated February 1998), Specific Actions for Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan for the Minnesota State Capitol Area (dated February 1998), and 2009 Amendment to Comprehensive Plan for the Minnesota State Capitol Area (dated July 2009). The texts were unified and published in 2017.
The Comprehensive Plan equips the CAAPB with the tools it needs to consistently guide physical improvements and new developments. It is a baseline against which complex proposals for action can be measured by the community and by those entrusted with decision-making. It provides a foundation for the formulation of public policy and the allocation of public resources. A comprehensive plan connects the visions and aspirations of the present with their realization in the future.
Following approval of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, the Rules for Zoning and Design in the Capitol Area will be updated to bring zoning rules into conformance with the new comprehensive plan policy document.