# Comprehensive Planning

A comprehensive plan is the demonstration of careful consideration to the orderly utilization of property within jurisdictional boundaries that promotes the general welfare of the public. The State of Minnesota does not mandate comprehensive planning, and the plan acts as an advisory document that a jurisdiction is not bound to follow. Comprehensive Plans are a way for communities to think holistically and long-term, often focusing on topic areas of interest including housing studies, transportation, and future land use.

Recent Efforts in Comprehensive Planning:

• City of Milan Comprehensive Plan – 2013
• Clara City Comprehensive Plan – 2012 (Note: Plan is in 3 parts due to file size.)
• City of Benson – Comprehensive Plan Update/Marketing Piece
• Swift County Comprehensive Plan

For more information on Comprehensive Planning, Jacki Anderson the UMVRDC at 320-289-2981.