The City of Hermantown adopted a Comprehensive Plan soon after its incorporation in 1975, as a document meant to guide the community’s development, growth, and change. The provisions and recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan reflect the goals and objectives of Hermantown’s citizens and businesses. To that end, the plan informs and directs the various regulations and requirements adopted into the City’s Zoning Ordinance.
In 2001, the City Council updated the 1976 plan. The revised plan evaluated how Hermantown had changed since the first plan, 25 years after first incorporating as a city. New policies and goals were adopted to accommodate changing market trends and the priorities of a new generation of Hermantown residents.
In 2014, two Amendments were adopted into the Comprehensive Plan. Amendment #1 outlines a small area planning process to take place within the City over the following 4-8 years. Amendment #2 is the Adolph Small Area Plan, covering a 3.5 square mile area in the the southwest corner of the City. Each amendment is available to download below.
The 2001 Comprehensive Plan is available below:
- Table of Contents and Intro
- Chapter 1: Hermantown – A Sense of Place
- Chapter 2: Vision Statement
- Chapter 3: Goals and Policies (with Map)
- Chapter 4: Growth Management (with Map)
- Amendment No. 1 – Small Area Plan Guide (Adopted August, 2014)
- Amendment No. 2 – Adolph Small Area Plan (Adopted March, 2015)
Printed copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available for purchase at City offices, 5105 Maple Grove Road.