Comprehensive Plan


See bottom of page for dropdown lists of 2040 Comprehensive chapters, and for the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.
Throughout 2017-2018, City staff and the Comprehensive Plan Task Force worked to update the City's Comprehensive Plan. This Plan will inform decisions regarding land use, transportation, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parks, utilities, and public facilities. The Plan is future-oriented – looking ahead at what Richfield could be in 2040, and sets goals and policies to help us reach that long-term vision. 

The City Council approved a resolution to adopt the 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The plan is now effective following review by the Metropolitan Council. Later in 2020, some properties in the city will be rezoned to match new Comprehensive Plan designations.

Open House Boards

March 15, 2018

66th and Nicollet Market Study and Concept Plans

  1. Community Brief #1 - Phase I Public Engagement Summary
  2. Community Brief #2 -  Phase II Public Engagement Summary
  3. Draft Goals and Policies

Community briefs focus on public engagement activities and findings (as of July 2017).  Based on the results of this input, the project management team and consultant are beginning to revise policy and goal statements within the Plan.


Paper surveys can be dropped off at the front desk at City Hall,
emailed to,
or mailed to:

Melissa Poehlman
City of Richfield
6700 Portland Ave 
Richfield, MN 55423


Steering Committee Information 

 April 10, 2017 - Meeting #1

June 12, 2017 - Meeting #2

August 14, 2017 - Meeting #3

February 12, 2018 - Meeting #4


2018 Comprehensive Plan Update Steering Committee

 Reed Bornholdt - Community Services Commission     Michele McGee
 Crystal Brakke - School Board  Laurel Nightingale 
 Debbie Goettel - Hennepin County Commissioner  Kathryn Quam
 Sara Gumke - Human Rights Commission  Maria Regan Gonzalez - City Council 
 Rick Jabs  Mary Supple - Housing & Redevelopment Authority   
 Candace Johnson  Erin Vrieze Daniels - Planning Commission
 Barry LeBlanc  Ted Weidenbach - Transportation Commission
 Jennifer Lewis  

Staff Lead:  Melissa Poehlman, AICP - Assistant Community Development Director


Richfield's Comprehensive Plan is intended to provide a long-term vision, complete with strategic goals, objectives, policies and recommendations, that will guide land use development and policies over the next 10 to 20 years.  Cities use comprehensive plans as a road map to help inform decisions regarding land use, transportation, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parks, utilities and public facilities.  This plan was adopted by the City Council in February 2009.


Please contact Melissa Poehlman, Assistant Community Development Director
P: 612-861-9766 | Email:
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Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category


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  • Community Direction
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  • Demographics
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  • Land Use
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  • Parks Master Plan
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Appendices6 documents

  • Public Health Law Center Policy Scan
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  • Market Analysis - Nicollet & 66th
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  • Capital Improvement Program
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  • Comprehensive Water System Plan
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2030 Comprehensive Plan13 documents

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  • MAP
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  • I-494 Land Use Supplement
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  • Chapter 8 - Public & Private Utilities (Appendix)
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