Comprehensive Plan

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Over the next 18 months (approx. schedule), the City will be working to update its Comprehensive Plan.  This Plan serves as a road map to inform decisions regarding land use, transportation, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parks, utilities, and public facilities.  The Plan is future-oriented – looking out at what Richfield could be in 2040, and setting goals and policies to help us reach that future vision.

Follow the City on Facebook and/or check back here often for information on how you can participate.  In addition to advertised meetings, online surveys, and mapping tools, begin watching for City staff and Steering Committee Members to pop-up at Community events, bus stops, parks, etc. with short surveys and information to share.


  Current Chapter Drafts
City staff, consultants, and steering committee members will be continuing to refine draft chapters over the next few months.  Latest versions will be posted here.  Comments should be directed to
Asst. Community Development Director Melissa Poehlman ( 

 Community Brief #2 - 
Phase II Public Engagement Summary

Draft Goals and Policies




Thursday, August 17 - 3-7pm
Richfield Municipal Center

Review the work that's been done thus far:

Concept Plans for 66th and Nicollet
Market Analysis for 66th and Nicollet

Flyer (Espanol)

Draft Parks Master PlanDraft Park Master Plan

Community Brief #1 -
Phase I Public Engagement Summary

This first community brief focuses on our
public engagement activities and findings
thus far (as of 6/29/17).  Based on the results
of this input, the city's project management
team and consultant are beginning to
revise policy and goal statements within
the Plan.

Steering Committee Information 

April 10, 2017 - Meeting #1


June 12, 2017 - Meeting #2

Public Engagement Summary
Group Activity Worksheet
Activity Support Documents

August 14, 2017 - Meeting #3

Draft Goals & Policies
Market Analysis Memo - 66th St. & Nicollet Ave.
Open House Display Boards

February 12, 2018 - Meeting #4






Paper Survey (English)
Cuestionario en
 papel (Espanol)

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


L&F Combined        




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 their comprehensive plan like a road map to help inform decisions regarding land use, transportation, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parks, utilities and public facilities.

State law requires that all communities have a comprehensive plan and that it be updated at least every 10 years.  It is in the preparation of this document that the community can have the most important impact on the future of Richfield. The Richfield City Council in February 2009 adopted its most recent comprehensive plan (2008-2018).


Richfield Comprehensive Plan (2008-2018)

 Table of Contents  MAP
 Chapter 1 - Introduction      Chapter 6 - Transportation     
 Chapter 2 - Demographics, Social & Economic Trends      Chapter 7 - Parks System    
 Chapter 3 - Community Direction      Chapter 8 - Public & Private Utilities (Appendix)    
 Chapter 4 - Land Use & Community Facilities      Chapter 9 - Community Character
 I-494 Land Use Supplement  Chapter 10 - Implementation (Appendix)
 Chapter 5 - Housing      



Please contact Melissa Poehlman, Assistant Community Development Director
P: 612-861-9766 | F: 612-861-8974 | Email: