City Plans

Below are the individual plans for the City of Northfield. Click a button to view a PDF of the plan that you've chosen.

Climate Action Plan

The City of Northfield is committed to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030 and being a 100% carbon-free community by 2040. This plan includes strategies to enhance the resilience of the community through cultivating and supporting a resilient population, forward-looking stormwater management and infrastructure planning, 21st century electric grid updates, and supporting local food efforts.

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Comprehensive Plan

The City of Northfield's Comprehensive Plan is a document that outlines long-range plans for managing the growth of the community. The plan provides a framework for establishing policies, standards and principles pertaining to the city’s planning, zoning and public service activities.

City Environment & Conservation

An important part of Northfield’s future vision is the preservation and enhancement of the community’s environmental resources. The natural environment will be protected, enhanced and better integrated in the community. Environmentally sensitive and sustainable practices will be integrated into new developments and redeveloped areas. Rural character of certain areas of the community will be protected.

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Natural Resources Inventory

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Downtown Parking Study

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Downtown Streetscape Framework Plan

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Parks, Open Spaces & Trail System

The mission of this plan is to promote a high quality of life in Northfield by providing a balanced and sustainable system of parks, natural open spaces, athletic facilities, and trails consistent with the historic sense of place in the community. Its vision is to preserve the sense of place and livability of the community while accommodating growth and evolving recreational and social trends.

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Individual Park Master Plans

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Pedestrian, Bike, and Trail System Plan

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Greenway Corridor System Plan

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Surface Water Management

This plan assesses the city’s current stormwater management system, designs for future capacity needs and assesses specific neighborhood drainage issues for potential solutions.

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NPDES MS4 Permit for Northfield

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Comprehensive Sanitary Sewer Plan

Developed for Northfield and Dundas, this plan examines the existing sanitary sewer collection facilities, provides guidance for modifications to the existing system and provides guidance for the expansion of the cities’ trunk sanitary sewer systems to serve the development of the cities.

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West Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Study

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Comprehensive Water Plan

This plan evaluates the existing distribution system and recommends improvements in supply, storage, and distribution facilities to address planned growth and expansion.

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Wellhead Protection Area

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Comprehensive Economic Development Plan

This plan outlines how to make economic development a priority while balancing the community’s desire to protect its identity as a “freestanding” community and maintain its sense of place. Goals include active promotion of economic development by increasing the availability of commercial land, aggressive business recruitment, and talent attraction and re-positioning Northfield in relationship both to the Twin Cities and to its smaller neighboring communities.

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Northfield Business & Industrial Park

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Comprehensive Transportation Plan

This plan evaluates the existing and future transportation needs and provides the framework for decisions regarding the nature of infrastructure improvements necessary to achieve safety, accessibility, mobility, and performance of the existing and future transportation system.

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Pavement Management System

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Hwy 19 Access Management & Safety Plan

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NW Northfield Highway Corridor Study

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Safe Routes to Schools Needs Study

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Gateway Corridors Enhancement Project

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Modal Integration Project Study Report

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