HKGi

HOISINGTON KOEGLER GROUP INC.

Comprehensive Plan

Woodbury, MN

The City of Woodbury retained HKGi to assist in preparing the 2030 update of its Comprehensive Plan. HKGi also helped the City undertake a broad update and revision of its Plan in 2000. As a community on the edge of a growing metropolitan region, Woodbury is expected to experience significant growth over the next 20 years. The Comprehensive Plan Update places a particular focus on community sustainability with policies and strategies that are woven throughout the entire plan. As part of this project, HKGi also prepared a major update of the City's 1989 parks, trails and open space plan.

Community input collected through the planning process provided evidence that parks, trails and open space form critical elements of Woodbury resident's desired quality of life. This translated into a continued emphasis on completing a community wide park system that is linked together by a network of multi-purpose trails, sidewalks and open space corridors. Two major interstate corridors connect Woodbury to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. These corridors bring significant demand for growth and an opportunity for Woodbury to have attractive and abundant shopping, entertainment and employment centers. The Comprehensive Plan update tied together a number of ongoing and recently completed planning initiatives into a cohesive community vision and plan that achieves a balanced distribution of land use and supporting network of grey and green infrastructure systems. Together, the land use plan and infrastructure plans will help Woodbury continue to be a great place to live, work and play.