Oak Grove taking public input on comp plan

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The city of Oak Grove is hosting a public workshop on Wednesday, May 9, where residents will have a chance to provide input and insight on Oak Grove’s future.

It is part of the 2040 comprehensive plan process. Every 10 years cities are required to submit a development plan to the Metropolitan Council, which in turn can plan for the regional infrastructure needed to support cities as they grow or change.

The workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Grove City Hall.

The city has hired consulting firm MSA Professional Services to coordinate the planning process.

According to an MSA presentation made last month, the planning process will analyze current and projected demographics and tie future growth planning to projected land use needs.

It will also provide road, trail and transportation improvements for the community.

MSA forecasts that Oak Grove’s population will rise from 8,031 (in 2010) to 10,400 by 2040.

You can find more information, including an online community survey, at https://www.oakgrove2040plan.com/.

A public review of the final draft plan will be held at a workshop in September. Then the City Council will hold a public hearing and review the plan for adoption before it is delivered to the Met Council.

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  • Sean Sullivan

    Nice to see Oak Grove trying to get a lot of public input for this important Comp Plan Update. Creating a sustainable community with a progressive park and trail system improves the quality of life for all. We are a rural community. Preserving that character is important. I believe strongly that this Comp Plan update also needs to remove the current urban density in the the SE corner of our City and replace it with 2.5 Acre lot Single family residential zoning like the rest of our community. Many of us are working hard toward that solution. Residents should complete the online survey to give the City Council feedback to be implemented into the plan update. This is important stuff.