Communities News & Events


Growing cities meet regional density targets

The Council’s net residential density target is a minimum of 3 units per acre for cities and townships designated as either suburban edge, emerging suburban edge, or rural center.

November 8, 2019

Regional and local planning go hand-in-hand

Local comprehensive plans reflect the vision of metro area cities and townships. The Met Council reviews the plans to ensure planned growth is compatible with regional infrastructure investment.

August 7, 2019

Jordan: Small in size, but ambitious

A 3.3-square-mile rural center community of 6,200 with a good understanding of Mother Nature’s reign; with much of the city located in a floodplain, it is vulnerable to flooding.

May 23, 2019