2040 Comprehensive Plan Update

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Update August 22, 2018

This draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan was completed and reviewed by the Forest Lake Planning Commission at public hearings on June 27th and July 11th, 2018. The Forest Lake City Council reviewed the draft and authorized its release on July 23rd, 2018. The draft Plan is now being reviewed by nearby local governments and the Watershed Districts. This review period is about six months long. The draft Plan then goes to the Metropolitan Council for review and approval before it comes back to the City for formal adoption, which could be in Winter 2019.


Plan it like you mean it!



The City of Forest Lake is updating its 2040 Comprehensive Plan.  This plan defines the vision, goals, and aspirations for the long-term development of the City.

What is a Comprehensive Plan?


A Comprehensive Plan is our guide that defines our vision and goals for both public and private investment in long-term development and redevelopment of the community. The plan is intended to identify needs for utilities, housing, parks and open space, shape land use and transportation patterns, and conserve natural resources.

 The City of Forest Lake's Comprehensive Plan will address the following:

  • Housing needs
  • Future land use
  • Economic opportunities
  • The lakes and our other natural resources
  • Transportation
  • Parks and trails
  • Public and individual utilities
Comp Plan Schedule