The City of Waconia, like all municipalities in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, is required by the Metropolitan Land Use Planning Act to prepare a Comprehensive Plan and land use controls that are consistent with planned, orderly and staged development, Metropolitan System Plans and the Regional Blueprint.
The City Council, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff are currently working on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Check back regularly for updates and timelines, as well as to learn about how you can be involved in the planning process!
Thank you for all of the comments in Waconia's 2040 Virtual Open House. They will be presented to the steering committee and incorporated, when applicable, into the draft document.
Here, you can view PDFs of the various draft maps. These maps were presented to the public at the January Comprehensive Plan Open House.
The Planning Commission is currently working through the public comments and draft language for the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. It is anticipated that the Planning Commission and City Council will be reviewing the draft documents in May in order to disperse said information to the affected jurisdiction review. Subsequent to this review, the Planning Commission and City Council will make any necessary changes and the City will be holding public hearings in late 2018 for final adoption of the document. Please note that feedback is welcome to ensure a strong plan and to provide a future envisioned by the community. All comments and questions can be sent to Lane Braaten, Community Development Director (952-442-3106).