Comprehensive Plan

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Exciting changes are happening in Fridley. These changes include beautiful, new amenities such as Springbrook Nature Center, new market-rate apartments on University Avenue, and the construction of a new Civic Campus. Major changes like these often start with one person having an idea that they bring forth. As others support that idea, plans start, but often it is decades later before all the pieces come into place to bring the project to completion. 

While the City is compelled by law to create a Comprehensive Plan every ten years, creating such a plan is often the way some long-term projects get initiated. As City staff, various commissions, and the City Council create a City plan for the next 30 years, many new ideas are explored and these ideas help make the Comprehensive Plan possible. 

​Draft Chapters


The 6-month comment period from Surrounding Jurisdictions ended October 4, 2018. Staff modified the draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan based on these comments and some project changes that have occurred in the months following the City Council’s last review of the plan this past spring. The City Council is scheduled to review the revised draft at their December 10, 2018 worksession and to conduct its final review before submitting the Plan to the Metropolitan Council on Monday, December 17, 2017. The City must submit the draft Plan to the Metropolitan Council by December 31, 2018. Click on the link below to view the latest draft.

Index of Appendices
There are several planning documents that have been adopted by the Fridley City Council over the past few years that will influence development of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. These documents are included in the "Index of Appendices" section for the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

  1. 2017 Citizen Survey Results
  2. Northstar TOD Master Plan
  3. Northpark Elementary SRTS Plan
  4. Stevenson Elementary SRTS Plan
  5. Hayes Elementary SRTS Plan
  6. Fridley Middle School SRTS Plan
  7. East River Road Corridor Study
  8. Active Transportation Plan
  9. Islands of Peace Park Redevelopment Plan
  10. Moore Lake Park Redevelopment Plan
  11. 2018-2022 Capital Investment Program
  12. Fridley Project Planning List
  13. University Avenue Landscape ROW Guidelines 
Anoka County is also preparing Comprehensive Plan updates and welcomes citizen input as they develop updates. One area they are in the process of developing is the County's 2040 Transportation Plan. See their project website here and subscribe to their project newsletter: Anoka County 2040 Transportation Plan. 

If you have a great idea for Fridley's future that you want considered or you have a suggestion that you would want explored, please let Planning Manager, Julie Jones, know. You can wait for upcoming public hearings to personally present your thoughts, click the blue "Questions? Comments?" button below to send her an email, or if you prefer, give her a call at 763-572-3599. We look forward to hearing from you. 
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