SRF worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the City of Wadena to update the City’s comprehensive plan. This effort was completed in conjunction with a transportation plan to study the existing roadway network. Public input meetings, focus groups, and a community survey informed SRF’s team and the Steering Committee about concerns and strengths throughout the community. The plan includes a review of existing zoning districts, city services, and projections for population and job growth.
SRF developed a future land use plan for the City of Wadena and the two-mile surrounding area. Though the community of 4,088 is projecting a growth of only 5 to 10 percent over the next 25 years, it recognizes the importance of planning for future growth through a land use plan and policy document. The future land use plan was used in the creation of a future travel demand model. This helped inform a growth phasing plan to determine the most logical and desirable locations for city growth.
CLIENT: City of Wadena and MnDOT