North Mankato, Minnesota

2023 North Mankato Comprehensive Plan Update

2023 North Mankato Comprehensive Plan Update

The Virtual Open House for the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Update will be available from May 19th to June 9th, 2023. Please follow the instructions below to provide your feedback on the draft Comprehensive Plan.


Attend an in-person open house and speak with City staff and elected officials.
Two opportunities to participate:


Spring Lake Park Warming House (630 McKinley Ave.)
Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00am to 11:30am*
Tuesday, June 6th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Click here to register to attend an open house!

*Attendees at the Open House on Saturday, June 3rd will have the option to receive either a voucher to attend Toddler Time or Open Swim at the Swim Facility at a discounted price - valid same day only.

Introduction, Background, and Instructions


The City is updating its Comprehensive Plan. Through the 2023 North Mankato Comprehensive Plan Update process, the City will review existing trends, develop a community vision, and identify goals for:

  • Land Use & Growth Management
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Parks, Trails, and Recreation
  • Business Districts
  • Community Design

Goals, objectives, and policies identified through the Comprehensive Plan Update will guide City decision-making over the next 10 years and it’s important that community members provide input in this process.

City staff will use themes identified through this outreach to update the document and refine the vision for future growth and development in the community. Once revised, the document will be made available for public review and final comment, after which it will be presented to the City Council for adoption.

Visit this page in the future for specific dates and other communications.


One of the fundamental responsibilities of local government is to plan for future growth and development of the community. The City previously completed the inaugural Comprehensive Plan in 2015 and it is now time to update that Plan to include new community goals, and define new objectives and policies that will guide decision-making.

Updating the Comprehensive Plan will help ensure that North Mankato remains prosperous, healthy, attractive, and equitable for future generations. Plan contents are intended to proactively and comprehensively address future growth and development initiatives. This process is important as it gives citizens the ability to participate in visioning and prevents others who may not have the City’s best interests in mind from dictating future growth.

The Comprehensive Plan serves as the basis for all land use regulations, connecting the community’s vision with the regulation of private property. Overall, the Plan provides recommendations guiding how land should be utilized to meet the needs and desires of the community.

How to Participate in the Virtual Open House

  1. Access chapters and summary documents of the Draft 2023 North Mankato Comprehensive Plan in the table below.
  2. Provide your comments on the chapters in the right-hand column of the table. Look for links to provide location based comments through interactive maps for Land Use and Parks, Trails, & Recreation.
2015 Comprehensive Plan

Click here to view the 2015 Comprehensive Plan.

DRAFT 2023 Comprehensive Plan

Chapter 3 - Land Use & Growth Management
Chapter 4 - Housing
Chapter 5 - Economic Development
Chapter 6 - Transportation
Chapter 7 - Public Utilities
Chapter 8 - Parks, Trails, and Recreation
Chapter 9 - Business District Redevelopment
Chapter 10 - Community Design