Comprehensive Plan Update

The City will be undertaking a process to update the Comprehensive Plan in 2017 and 2018.  City staff and consultants will be working with the Planning Commission, City Council, residents, and businesses to get feedback and comments during the planning process.

Vision Vadnais Heights 2040 - Project Schedule (PDF)
2011 Comprehensive Plan (PDF)

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What is a Comprehensive Plan?


A Comprehensive Plan defines the vision, goals and aspirations for the long-term development and redevelopment of the community.  The plan is intended to shape land use and transportation patterns, conserve natural resources, and identify needs for utilities, housing and parks and open space. The Comprehensive Plan also guides decisions on both public and private investments in infrastructure and facilities.

The City of Vadnais Heights Comprehensive Plan will address the following:
  • Land Use
  • Housing
  • Water Resources
  • Transportation
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Parks and Trails
  • Economic Competitiveness
  • Implementation

Why Update the Comprehensive Plan?


State law requires all municipalities in the 7-county metropolitan area update their Comprehensive Plans at least every 10 years. Local plans must align with the Metropolitan Council’s regional system plans related to highways, transit, airports, wastewater services, parks and open space. An updated plan must be submitted for Metropolitan Council review by December 31, 2018.

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