Aligning community and regional plans
Cities, townships, and counties in the seven-county metro area prepare comprehensive plans as required by state law under the Metropolitan Land Planning Act. They coordinate their comprehensive plans with the Met Council’s regional plans to achieve efficient growth and meet the needs of their residents.
We partner with communities by coordinating the review of local comprehensive land use plans and environmental documents, providing professional planning and technical assistance, offering assistance to implement local plans and programs, and helping resolve issues. Find more about our role in community planning assistance.
We also have a robust research team that compiles and analyzes data about the region’s demographics, economy, development trends, and Census information, and produces forecasts of the region’s population, households, and jobs. Our trusted, useful information advances planning for a better Twin Cities region.