Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester’s Comprehensive Plan Update

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Rochester is a growing community and that growth is anticipated to continue. Growth and change presents both opportunities and challenges. Long-range planning is needed to position the City to address its long-term needs; to be resilient; to support changing demographics; and to address housing demand, multi-modal transportation needs, growth in jobs and visitors, and more; while working with finite resources. Rochester’s long-range planning effort, referred to as “Planning to Succeed” or P2S, will update the City's Comprehensive Plan.

Notice of Public Hearing

The City Planning and Zoning Commission (CPZC) will hold a public hearing in the Council/Board Chambers of the Government Center, 151 4th Street SE, Rochester, MN, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to consider Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester’s Comprehensive Plan Update. The proposed Plan identifies the community vision, core principles, and land use and transportation framework intended to guide future urban development. Goals, policies, and implementation strategies form the basis for Plan execution. Staff will make a very brief presentation in order to maximize time for public comment and discussion. The CPZC will provide Plan recommendations to the Rochester City Council.

The proposed Plan is available below. If you cannot attend this public hearing and wish to provide input, please submit your commentary via email to

Draft Plan Documents - November 2017

Cover and Table of Contents 

Section 1 - A Vision for Our Future is available for review

Section 2  - Land Use and Transportation Framework is available for review

Section 3 - Putting the Plan to Work is available for review

For information on the P2S project and process, please contact Jeff Ellerbusch or Sandi Goslee at the Rochester Olmsted Planning Department at 507.328.7100 Or send an email to

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