2040 Comprehensive Plan Update Process

Draft for Metropolitan Council Review  (November 2018) of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan

In April of 2018 the City Council approved the distribution of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan to adjacent and affected jurisdiction for six months of review that ended on October 12, 2018. The City of Maplewood has received comments from a number of adjacent communities, counties, state agencies, local advocacy groups, and the Metropolitan Council. The 2040 Comprehensive Plan has been revised to respond to the comments received.

In general, there has not been substantive change to the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. In responding to comments received there were no changes to land use guidance.
The 
planning commission held a public hearing on the revised draft at the October 16, 2018 meeting and recommended approval. On November 13, 2018, the City Council will consider authorization of the plan's submission to the Metropolitan Council. The deadline for submission to the Metropolitan Council is December 31, 2018.

Chapter Highlights 

These 2 to 6 page summary documents seek to provide an overview of each of the plan chapters. Scroll down further on this page for the full chapters. 

Adjacent and Affected Community Review 

The City of Maplewood is required to distribute its proposed 2040 Comprehensive Plan to adjacent and affected communities and jurisdictions for review and comment. In addition, Maplewood must review and comment on draft plans from its affected communities and jurisdictions. Click here for more information.

Click on Map to Provide Comments on Future Land Use

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Click to Review Maplewood's 2015 System Statement

System Statement

Click to Review Maplewood's 2030 Comprehensive Plan

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2040 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee was selected to guide the project and consists of the city council, representatives from each of the city's board and commissions and other community members representing residents, businesses, faith institutions and governmental partners.

Meeting Agendas, Packets & Notes


Meeting Presentations
February 22, 2018 (PDF) | Archived
  1. Michael Martin, AICP

    Economic Development Coordinator
    Phone: (651) 249-2303

2040 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Members

Name Organization
Nora Slawik City Council
Kathleen Juenemann City Council
Marylee Abrams City Council
Tou Xiong City Council
Bryan Smith City Council
Fred Dahm Planning Commission
Jon Donofrio Planning Commission
Bill Kempe Community Design Review Board
Mollie Miller Environmental & Natural Resources Commission 
Kimii Porter Parks & Recreation Commission 
John Gasper Heritage Preservation Commission 
Brian Finley Housing & Economic Development Commission 
Joy Tkachuck Resident
George Gonzalez Resident
Carol Maloney  Resident
Jennifer Lewis Maplewood Mall
Jonathan Schmelz Schmelz Countryside
Laura Keithahn HealthEast
Jillian Prosser Allina Health
Joshua Vang Hmong Alliance Church
Kristin Reither YMCA - Maplewood Community Center
Justin Hollis Ramsey County
   
Benosi Maduka Alternate - Housing & Economic Development Commission 
Craig Brannon  Alternate - Parks & Recreation Commission 
Mary Lou Egan  Alternate - Ramsey County
Katy Kuball Alternate - Allina Health

Neighborhood Meetings and Open Houses

Lions Park Neighborhood Meeting
Community Open House #1
Community Open House #2
January 11th
January 25th
January 30th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Carver Elementary School
Carver Elementary School
Maplewood Community Center
2680 Upper Afton Road
2680 Upper Afton Road
2100 White Bear Avenue

The above meetings were held for residents to learn more about the draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan and to provide feedback. Below are materials that have either been mailed or presented and handed out at the meetings. 

First Draft (November 2017) of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan *Latest Draft Available at Top of Page*

A working draft of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan has been prepared to provide a foundation for discussions about plan directions. It is anticipated that this draft will continue to be revised based on feedback from the Steering Committee, Planning Commission, and City Council over the next few months. Consultations with the community will begin in January 2018 to solicit input from the community about the plan’s goals, policies, and actions. All of the input received over the next three months will be used to create a revised draft that will be reviewed by the Steering Committee in February.

Second Draft (February 2018) of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan *Latest Draft Available at Top of Page*

A working draft of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan has been prepared to provide a foundation for discussions about plan directions. It is anticipated that this draft will continue to be revised based on feedback from the Steering Committee (February 22,2018), Planning Commission (March 20, 2018), and City Council (April 9, 2018) over the next few months.

Public Hearing Draft (March 2018) of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan *Latest Draft Available at Top of Page*

A working draft of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan has been prepared to provide a foundation for discussions about plan directions. This draft plan was reviewed by the Planning Commission on March 20, 2018 and they recommended approval to distribute the plan to adjacent and affected communities. The City Council reviewed the plan at its meeting on April 9, 2018 and voted to authorize staff to distribute the plan for review. 

Draft for Affected Jurisdictions  (April 11, 2018) of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan *Latest Draft Available at Top of Page*

The Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan has been prepared to provide a foundation for future decisions in the City of Maplewood. This draft plan was reviewed by the Planning Commission on March 20, 2018 and recommended for approval to distribute to adjacent and affected communities. The City Council reviewed the plan on April 9, 2018 and voted to authorize staff to distribute the plan for official review.  

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 Maplewood, this plan will address future land use, economic development, transportation, natural resources, housing, historic resources, parks and surface water. These plans provide a road map for communities looking 20 years into the future. In April 2017, Maplewood began to work on its update of the existing 2030 Comprehensive Plan to help set the stage for the city’s growth and development into the year 2040.

Why is the City Updating Its Comprehensive Plan? 


State law requires that Comprehensive Plans be updated at least every 10 years, and align with the Metropolitan Council’s regional system plans related to highways, transit, airports, wastewater services, parks and open space. Maplewood's last major comprehensive plan update was completed in January 2010. The City is required to complete this Comprehensive Plan update, submit it to the Metropolitan Council for review and approval, and adopt it by the end of 2018.