2040 Comprehensive Plan

   2040 open houseScott County’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan has been drafted over the past two years and is ready for public review and comment throughout 2018 (timeline). This Plan builds and improves upon the 40 years of long-range planning and analysis that has guided the growth and development of one of Minnesota’s fastest growing counties.  It sets goals, policies and recommendations for land use, transportation, utilities, recreation, natural resources, farmland preservation, economic development, housing, public health and safety, and livable communities.  Over the past year, the County Planning Advisory Commission and Townships reviewed draft chapters of the 2040 Plan. Click on the completed chapters below to review the draft document. 

Chapter I: Introduction
Chapter II: Community Engagement
Chapter III: Community Background
Chapter IV: County Vision
Chapter V: Land Use & Growth Management
Map: 2040 Planned Land Use (DRAFT: December 1, 2017)
Chapter VI: Transportation
Chapter VII: Parks & Trails
Chapter VIII: Water, Natural & Agricultural Resources
Map: Aggregate Deposits in Scott County
Map: County Defined Natural Area Corridors
Map: Prime Farmland and Soils of Statewide Significance
Chapter IX: Housing
Chapter X: Economic Competitiveness
Chapter XI: Utilities & Local Government Facilities
Chapter XII: Safe, Healthy & Livable Communities
Chapter XIII: Implementation & Metrics   

2040 story map screenshot
To review the 2040 Plan in a different, more interactive way, the County has created a story map. This story map highlights some of the key issues, trends and recommendations coming out of the 2040 plan using interactive maps, video, graphics and images.  This story map is a work in progress, and more chapters will be added throughout 2018. 
The 2040 Plan has been spotlighted in County media and local newspaper articles. Click on the links below to review these articles.  
Draft 2040 Land Use Plan Ready for Review (Dec/Jan 2018 County SCENE, page 2)
Planning for the Future (Feb/March 2017 County SCENE)
Study: 30,000 Housing Units Needed in County by 2040 (Dec 2016 Prior Lake American)
Looking Ahead to 2040 (Aug/Sept 2016 County SCENE)
Growing Scott County Begins Work on 2040 Plan (April 2016 Shakopee Valley News)

Scott County has and will continue to conduct a wide range of
community engagement, education and outreach techniques throughout every stage of the planning process to stimulate thought and gain input into the 2040 Plan. Public participation using a variety of platforms, venues, forms and techniques will help ensure that the County’s long-range plan accurately reflects the vision, goals and values of its residents and businesses.  To read the progress being made on 2040 community engagement, please click on the links below.
Conversations with the Community: Report from a Targeted Community Engagement Approach (September 2017)
2040 Vision Update Report  (April 2017)

Please bookmark this page and check back regularly over the next two years to see important notices and information related to the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. 

Questions and Comments

Please send your questions or comments on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan or planning process via email, phone, or mail to the following:

Brad Davis, AICP
Planning Manager
Scott County
Community Services Division
200 Fourth Avenue West
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379-1220