Apply to Serve on the 2040 Steering Committee

The city is seeking volunteers to serve on a steering committee to help guide the preparation of the 2040 comprehensive plan. The committee oversees the drafting of various elements of the plan and will help shepherd it through the public input and review process. The fundamental role of the committee is to vet information while providing a consistent voice of the community throughout the process. The committee is relied upon by staff, the planning commission and city council.

The commitment for service on the committee will be about a year of regular monthly meetings and at times more frequently. In addition to regularly scheduled steering committee meetings, committee members will have the opportunity to attend other community meetings, although not required.

Comprehensive Plan Committee Application (pdf)

Please submit the application to by Friday, Feb. 24.

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.

Download Summary, acknowledgements, and table of contents

Chapter I: Strategic Framework

  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

  1. Regional Setting II-1
    • Role of City in the Metropolitan RegionII-1
    • Metropolitan Council Policies for Developed CommunitiesII-2
    • Minnetonka Changes since the 1979 and 1999 Comprehensive Guide PlansII-3
  2. Demographics II-5
    • Who Are We TodayII-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 (1.5 MB)

  1. Policy Development Process III-1
  2. Policy Use and Definitions III-3
  3. Policies III-4
    • Overall City Growth Strategy and Services PoliciesIII-4
    • Attract, Support and Retain Residents and FamiliesIII-6
    • Land Use, Development and RedevelopmentIII-7
    • The Natural EnvironmentIII-13
    • Parks, Open Space and RecreationIII-14
    • TransportationIII-15
    • Municipal Utilities and FacilitiesIII-17
    • Fire and Police ServicesIII-18
    • City Communication, Cooperation and PartnershipsIII-19

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Chapter IV: 2030 Land Use Plan

  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

  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

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Download Chapter VI: Resource Management Plan (8 MB)

  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 (2 MB)

  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 (4 MB)

  1. Goals and Policies VIII-1
  2. Major Trends and Influencing Factors VIII-3
  3. Roadway System Plan VIII-5
    1. Jurisdictional ClassificationVIII-5
    2. Functional ClassificationVIII-8
    3. Functional Classification ChangesVIII-11
    4. Programmed or Planned ImprovementsVIII-14
    5. Demographics and Land Use BackgroundVII-16
    6. Existing Capacity DeficienciesVIII-17
    7. Existing Congestion on the Regional Highway SystemVIII-22
    8. Forecast Year 2030 Traffic VolumesVIII-22
    9. Future (Year 2030) Capacity DeficienciesVIII-23
    10. Safety IssuesVIII-26
    11. Additional Roadway System NeedsVIII-31
    12. Access ManagementVIII-32
    13. Right of WayVIII-33
  4. Transit System Plan VIII-35
    1. Existing Transit Services and FacilitiesVIII-35
    2. Transit StrategiesVIII-41
    3. Future Transit DevelopmentVIII-43
    4. Transit AdvantagesVIII-44
  5. Freight System Plan VIII-45
  6. Bicycle and Trail System Plan VIII-46
    1. Trail System PlanVIII-46
    2. Sidewalk System PlanVIII-48
  7. Aviation Plan VIII-49
  8. Implementation Plan VIII-50

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Chapter IX: Economic Development and Redevelopment

  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 (1 MB)

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

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Chapter XI: Strategic Services Time Capsule

  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