2040 Comprehensive Plan

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Burnsville's 2040 Comprehensive Plan (PDF) (20MB) 

Appendices (PDF) (72MB)  

State law requires that all cities and counties in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area adopt a Comprehensive Plan. These plans provide a road map for communities looking 20 years into the future. In May 2016, Burnsville began work on a major update of its existing Comprehensive Plan to look at growth and development into the year 2040.

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

Comprehensive Plans identify a community's long-term vision, goals, policies, strategies and options for guiding future changes and investments. In Burnsville, this plan will address future land use, economic development, transportation, city services/facilities, natural resources, housing, neighborhoods and youth initiatives.

What is the Process?

In general, the process involves:

  • A full review and evaluation of the current comprehensive plan
  • Identification of specific issues that need updating
  • In-depth exploration of the City's primary areas of focus
  • Community review and input opportunities
  • A comprehensive update of the plan
  • Plan review and adoption by the Burnsville's Planning Commission and City Council

The City worked with planning consultants Hoisington Koegler Group Inc. to assist with the process. A Review Panel, which consisted of Planning Commissioners and other community members representing residents, businesses, youth, community services and visitors is also involved.

After preliminary approval by the City Council (considered on Nov. 20, 2018), the plan was sent to the Metropolitan Council for review. The 2040 Comprehensive Plan was finally adopted and put into effect by City Council on July, 16, 2019.

View Map (PDF)

2030 Map

Past Advisory Panel Meetings

July 31, 2017Advisory Panel Meeting #10 Presentation (PDF)
June 19, 2017Advisory Panel Meeting #9 Presentation (PDF)
May 15, 2017:Advisory Panel Meeting #8 Presentation (PDF)
April 17, 2017:Advisory Panel Meeting #7 Presentation (PDF)
March 20, 2017:Advisory Panel Meeting #6 Presentation (PDF)
February 27, 2017:Advisory Panel Meeting #5 Presentation (PDF)
January 30, 2017:Advisory Panel Meeting #4 Presentation (PDF)
November 7, 2016:Advisory Panel Meeting #3 Presentation (PDF)
September 19, 2016:Advisory Panel Meeting #2 Presentation (PDF)
July 18, 2016:Advisory Panel Meeting #1 Presentation (PDF)

Project Consultants

Consultants working on this project include:

  • Hoisington Koegler Group Inc. - Lead firm in charge of planning, design, public involvement, housing, urban design, transit oriented development, GIS and implementation
  • Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. - Transportation planning, water, sanitary sewer, stormwater and parks
  • Emmons & Oliver Resources, Inc. - Sustainability and natural resources
  • Tangible Consulting Services - Market analysis, project economics and development financing needs.