The Arden Hills City Council approved the 2030 Comprehensive Plan (PDF) update in September 2009. While preparing the Comprehensive Plan is a formidable task, it is only one step in the planning process. The implementation of the plan requires coordination between city departments, direction from the City Council and efforts from the various commissions and committees.
A Comprehensive Plan is meant to take a long-term look at the community, but it is not a static document. The city will work to implement the Comprehensive Plan over time; however, the Plan does not preclude exploring new projects, goals, policies, priorities, and strategies in the future if new opportunities or issues arise. Additionally, the policies and programs described in the Comprehensive Plan are further evaluated during the budgeting process.