Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester’s Comprehensive Plan Update



Joint Meeting - Rochester City Council and Olmsted County Board (March 28, 2016) Slideshow Presentation 


 Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department to host series of comprehensive plan community engagement workshops

Community Engagement - Presentation slides

Community Engagement - Handout 1 and Handout 2

The City of Rochester is updating our Comprehensive Plan.  The document, entitled Planning 2 Succeed (P2S), is intended to guide the growth of the community.   Planning staff has spent the past several months exploring the land use, transportation, infrastructure, and fiscal impacts of several growth scenarios on our community.  This meeting will share this information with the public and provide participants with an opportunities to provide feedback on the scenario planning process. 

The agenda will be identical for each of these meetings, allowing multiple opportunities for the public to attend and provide input.  The workshop times and locations are listed below.  If you have questions please contact Mitzi Baker or David Dunn at 328-7100 or 

Date                                        Time                            Location                                                        

December 10                     6:30 pm                Rochester Public Library Auditorium

December 16                     6:30 pm                Rochester Public Library Auditorium

 December 2, 2015 Press Release regarding Community Engagement Workshops

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.

Comprehensive Plan update - Presented at the Committee of the Whole on September 15, 2015

The process for updating the Comprehensive Plan will include numerous opportunities for community discussion and dialogue through 2014 and 2015. Final approval of the plan is anticipated by the end of 2015.

A Comprehensive Plan Task Force group will serve as process and content “stewards” for the preparation of the plan and associated community engagement process.

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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