Wadena Comprehensive Plan

Wadena, Minnesota

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