What's Up with Met Council Approval of 2040? City Response

We reached out to Minneapolis CPED (Community Planning & Economic Development) starting with Ms. Heather Worthington, Director of Long Range Planning. We were curious what has happened since January 18th, when the Met Council sent over their 9-page letter deeming the celebrated plan "incomplete" (

Ms. Worthington immediately referred us to "staff" who provided a status update - here is the trail:

Original Request

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:09 PM To: Worthington, Heather M Cc: Palmisano, Linea Subject: Met Council Revision

Dear Ms. Worthington - 

It is my understanding that the Met Council came back with some additional data requests and revisions to the city's 2040 Comprehensive Plan.  I would like to know when there will be a revised plan submitted back to the Met Council, and how any changes will be made public.  Please let me know when you have the chance.  Appreciate the help.

Reply from Ms. Worthington

One of our staff members will get back to you shortly.  Thanks for your inquiry.


Staff Reply

From: "Bernard, Joseph A."

Date: February 22, 2019 at 9:02:04 AM CST

Cc: "Mogush, Paul R", "Worthington, Heather M", "Palmisano, Linea"

Subject: RE: Met Council Revision

It is staff’s intent to submit any changes made to the plan at the request of the Met Council within the next couple of weeks. We are still in discussions with Met Council staff on how best to accommodate their requests; that being said we may be able to transmit an updated plan to them as early as the end of next week.

At this point in time, all changes being made to the plan are to the supporting information found in the appendix. There has not yet been a need to alter any of the goals, policies, or action steps based on Met Council feedback. Once changes are finalized and submitted to the Met Council for their consideration, an update will be posted on the project website at with details on what was changed and why. City Council offices will also be made aware when this happens. Ultimately, any changes to the document will need to be approved by the City Council later this spring/summer.

If you have any additional questions about the content of the plan or the adoption process moving forward, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Joe Bernard, AICP

Principal City Planner

CPED Long Range Planning Division

(612) 673-2422

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