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Comprehensive Plan

2040 Comprehensive Plan

The City Council adopted the 2040 Plan at the October 2nd, 2018 City Council Meeting.

Each chapter of the Comprehensive Plan can be found below by clicking on the title of the chapter you are interested in viewing.

If you have questions about the Comprehensive Plan, please contact the Planning Department at (763) 473-4643.

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Vision, Goals & Strategies

Chapter 3: Community Background

Chapter 4: Housing

Chapter 5: Land Use & Growth

Chapter 6: Parks Trails & Open Space

Chapter 7: Implementation

Chapter 8: Sewer Plan

Chapter 9: Water Supply and Distribution Plan

Chapter 10: Transportation Plan

Chapter 11: Surface Water Management Plan






Uptown Hamel

On June 11, 2019, the Planning Commission will hold public hearings on a series of amendments to the Uptown Hamel zoning district.  The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall (2052 County Road 24).

Draft Ordinance Amending Zoning Requirements

Draft Ordinance Amending Zoning Map

The Uptown Hamel area “allows for a mix of residential and commercial uses to create a vibrant, walkable, and attractive place; a place to shop, work and live.”  The proposed amendments are intended to make the Uptown Hamel requirements consistent with changes made in the City’s 2020-2040 Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in the fall of 2018.

Current regulations include two subdistricts within Uptown Hamel with different minimum requirements for residential density.  The amendment proposes to place all property into a single district which allows for commercial uses, residential development between 4-15 units/acre, or a combination of the uses.  The Uptown Hamel area is shown in dark purple on the map to the right.

In addition to these changes related to density, the City continues to engage property owners, businesses, and community members on potential design and development standards that will support improvements and new development in Uptown Hamel.  The City recently partnered with a group of students from the University of Minnesota–Humphrey School of Public Affairs, to conduct open houses and a visual preference survey. Their final report can be found below under additional information.

In the coming months, City staff will be meeting with property owners, businesses, and other interested parties to complete a broader review of Uptown Hamel development standards.

For more information, contact Planning Director Dusty Finke at or 763-473-8846.

Additional Information:

University of Minnesota–Humphrey School of Public Affairs Final Report

2040 Comprehensive Plan Objectives

Mixed Residential Land Use

With the implementation of the City’s 2020-2040 Comprehensive Plan, there are several properties guided for Mixed Residential development in the future. The properties are generally located north of Hamel Road/east of Arrowhead Drive and northwest of Medina Road/Brockton Lane and are identified on the following map:

The Metropolitan Council requires the City of Medina to provide opportunities for development of a minimum of 244 high-density housing units from 2021-2030. The Mixed Residential land use is intended to allow a mix of housing styles with an overall density of 3.5-4.0 units/acre, but a portion of which are required to be developed at a higher density of 8 units/acre or greater. A minimum of approximately one-third of the units would be required to be higher density such as townhomes and apartments to account for the Metropolitan Council requirement.

If you have any questions, would like to provide feedback, or otherwise desire more information, please contact Planning Director Dusty Finke at or 763-473-8846. Feel free to fill out a comment card below and either email Dusty Finke the completed card or bring the card to City Hall at 2052 County Road 24.

Additional Materials:

Comment Card

Open House PowerPoint

Open House Comment Summary

Planning Commission Report 8-15-18

Planning Commission Report 09-11-2018


Steering Committee Information


10-26-17 Staff Report

10-26-17 Meeting Agenda

9-18-17 Agenda

9-18-17 Meeting Staff Report

Jurisdictional Comments on 2040 Comprehensive Plan


10-26-17 Steering Committee Meeting


The materials attached are a portion of the applicable information.  Contact the City of Medina Planning Department at 763-473-8852 if you have any questions or require more information.