2030 Comprehensive Guide Plan

Minnetonka’s 2030 Comprehensive Guide Plan provides a policy framework to guide development, redevelopment and public services and programs through the year 2030. Although this current planning effort looks 20 years into the future, the plan is intended to provide specific guidance for public decisions over the next ten years through policies, implementation strategies and programs. The 2030 Comprehensive Guide Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Metropolitan Land Planning Act and the Council’s Metropolitan Development Guide and plans.

The Minnetonka City Council approved the comprehensive guide plan on August 25, 2008. After review and comment by adjacent communities and affected agencies, the city submitted the guide plan to the metropolitan council. On October 28, 2009, the metropolitan council approved the guide plan and authorized the city to put the plan into effect.

The 2030 Minnetonka Comprehensive Guide Plan is presented in eleven parts. The Table of Contents is listed below in the Introductory Materials section to assist you with research and with navigating through these documents. If you have any questions concerning the Minnetonka 2030 Comprehensive Plan, or if you wish to purchase a printed copy of the document for a fee, please contact the planning division at 952.939.8290.

The documents linked below are all PDF files.

Introductory materials

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Chapter I: Strategic Framework

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  1. Introduction I-1
  2. Community Values I-1
  3. 2030 Strategic Vision and Goals I-3
  4. Public Involvement Framework I-4

Chapter II: Regional Setting and Demographics

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  1. Regional Setting II-1
    • Role of City in the Metropolitan Region II-1
    • Metropolitan Council Policies for Developed Communities II-2
    • Minnetonka Changes since the 1979 and 1999 Comprehensive Guide Plans II-3
  2. Demographics II-5
    • Who Are We Today II-5
    • How Have We Changed? II-7
    • How Do We Compare to Other Similar Communities? II-11
    • Who Do We Expect to be In the Future? II-17

Chapter III: Policies and Growth Strategy

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  1. Policy Development Process III-1
  2. Policy Use and Definitions III-3
  3. Policies III-4
    • Overall City Growth Strategy and Services Policies III-4
    • Attract, Support and Retain Residents and Families III-6
    • Land Use, Development and Redevelopment III-7
    • The Natural Environment III-13
    • Parks, Open Space and Recreation III-14
    • Transportation III-15
    • Municipal Utilities and Facilities III-17
    • Fire and Police Services III-18
    • City Communication, Cooperation and Partnerships III-19

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Chapter IV: 2030 Land Use Plan

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  1. Summary and Analysis of Existing Land Use IV-2
  2. 2030 Land Use and Growth Strategy Themes IV-6
  3. Village Areas IV-10
  4. Regional Areas IV-26
  5. Transportation and Natural Resource Corridors IV-34
  6. Land Use Plan Implementation IV-36

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Chapter V: Housing Plan

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  1. Overview of Minnetonka Housing Trends V-1
  2. Current Housing Conditions V-4
  3. Analysis of Housing Needs V-14
  4. Affordable Housing Goals V-16
  5. Lifecycle Housing V-17
  6. Housing Goals and Actions V-17
  7. Tools for Providing Affordable Housing in Minnetonka V-22

Chapter VI: Resource Management Plan

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  1. Upland Area Existing Conditions VI-2
  2. Existing Conditions—Water Resources VI-12
  3. Resource Management Goals VI-20
  4. Water Resources Management VI-22
  5. Implementation Practices and Strategies VI-26

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Chapter VII: Parks, Open Space and Trails

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  1. Background VII-1
  2. Existing Systems VII-3
  3. Strategic Planning Efforts VII-9
  4. Future Park, Trail and Open Space Improvements and Needs VII-11
  5. Implementation Strategies VII-14

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Chapter VIII: Transportation Plan

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  1. Goals and Policies VIII-1
  2. Major Trends and Influencing Factors VIII-3
  3. Roadway System Plan VIII-5
    1. Jurisdictional Classification VIII-5
    2. Functional Classification VIII-8
    3. Functional Classification Changes VIII-11
    4. Programmed or Planned Improvements VIII-14
    5. Demographics and Land Use Background VII-16
    6. Existing Capacity Deficiencies VIII-17
    7. Existing Congestion on the Regional Highway System VIII-22
    8. Forecast Year 2030 Traffic Volumes VIII-22
    9. Future (Year 2030) Capacity Deficiencies VIII-23
    10. Safety Issues VIII-26
    11. Additional Roadway System Needs VIII-31
    12. Access Management VIII-32
    13. Right of Way VIII-33
  4. Transit System Plan VIII-35
    1. Existing Transit Services and Facilities VIII-35
    2. Transit Strategies VIII-41
    3. Future Transit Development VIII-43
    4. Transit Advantages VIII-44
  5. Freight System Plan VIII-45
  6. Bicycle and Trail System Plan VIII-46
    1. Trail System Plan VIII-46
    2. Sidewalk System Plan VIII-48
  7. Aviation Plan VIII-49
  8. Implementation Plan VIII-50

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Chapter IX: Economic Development and Redevelopment

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  1. Recent Business Trends IX-1
  2. Employment Trends IX-5
  3. Redevelopment in Village Areas IX-7
  4. The City’s Role in Economic Development and Redevelopment IX-9
  5. Economic Development and Redevelopment Tools IX-10

Chapter X: Public Sanitary Sewer and Water System Plan

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  1. Sanitary Sewer System X-1
  2. Public Water Supply System X-14

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Chapter XI: Strategic Services Time Capsule

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  1. Public Safety Services XI-1
  2. Public Works Services XI-7
  3. Park and Recreation XI-9
  4. Community Development XI-10
  5. Engineering XI-13
  6. Administrative Services and Finance Departments XI-14
  7. Partnerships with Service Agencies XI-18