2040 Comprehensive Plan

Every 10 years, the City of Golden Valley updates the long-term vision for the community’s future to incorporate new census data, projections for population and employment growth, and community preferences. The 2040 Comprehensive Plan was crafted in 2016-2018 with the input of residents, businesses, City Commissions, and the City Council.

The statements below emerged from these conversations and helped guide the formation of new goals and objectives.

Golden Valley should:

  • support a dynamic town center
  • showcase the city as a “green” community by:
    • preserving parks and nature areas
    • embracing sustainability
  • emphasize all aspects of a multi-modal transportation
  • ensure policies, procedures, and decisions
    are inclusive by:
    • supporting racial, cultural, and economic
    • accommodating the needs of an aging
  • make important investments in infrastructure

2040 Comprehensive Plan Draft

On May 15, 2018, the City Council approved the release of the draft Comprehensive Plan for 60-day public review and comment. Neighboring communities and other jurisdictions, such as MnDOT, Hennepin County, the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission, etc, also reviewed the draft Comp Plan.

Public hearings on the final document will be held with the Planning Commission and the City Council in November and December 2018.