2040 Comprehensive Plan Archived Meetings

Community Engagement

Comp Plan Conversations | Come join a Comp Plan Conversation and help plan the future of Golden Valley
Agenda for all meetings
6–6:30 pm
: public open house with staff and consultants
6:30–7:30 pm: presentation and discussion with Commissioners (televised/recorded)

2040 Comprehensive Plan Update Open House
Mon, Sep 19 | 6:30–8:30 pm
GV Council Conference Room and Council Chambers
7800 Golden Valley Rd
City staff will kick off the Comprehensive Plan update process with a review of the goals and objectives from the 2030 Comprehensive Plan in order to help shape development of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

The Open House will feature stations with maps and information that address plan elements such as Land Use, Housing, Transportation, Water, Parks, and Sustainability. Residents and business owners can visit each station and provide input.

Interested individuals may also provide their views on Golden Valley by taking a brief survey. All input will go towards helping the City’s staff, Commissions, and Council Members prepare the update.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

As bicycling and walking become increasingly popular, the City Council has made it a priority to create a bicycle and pedestrian plan to be included in the Transportation Chapter of the City's Comprehensive Plan 2040. Planning will consider Metropolitan Council guiding principles for investment in the Regional Bicycle Transportation Network in the seven county metro area. These include:

  • facilitating safe and continuous trips to regional destinations
  • overcoming physical barriers to eliminate critical gaps in the bicycle network
  • accommodating a broad range of cyclists’ abilities and preferences to attract a wide variety of users

Map of existing bicycle and pedestrian network.

Community Input

The City is soliciting community input on the bicycle and pedestrian plan as part of the Comprehensive Plan update process that will begin in late summer 2016. In addition, the City Council appointed a 10-member Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Task Force to discuss goals, options, and potential policies and funding sources before making recommendations to the City Council.

One way to share your thoughts and ideas about biking and walking around Golden Valley is through the Interactive Bike and Pedestrian Map.

This process will be guided by a graduate-level Bike Plan Capstone Report by Urban and Regional Planning students at the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Task Force

All meetings will be in the Council Conference room at City Hall from 6–8 pm.