The Central Mississippi River Regional Planning Partnership anticipates significant growth and development in the coming decades. Partners are collaborating on this regional planning and economic development project to optimize regional and local benefits so we can maintain a high quality of life for area residents, businesses, and visitors. (Current Partnership members: City of Monticello, City of Big Lake, City of Becker, Big Lake Township, Becker Township, Monticello Township, Silver Creek Township, Sherburne County, Wright County.)

Each of the communities within the Partnership has its own unique history, vision, and values, and each retains local control over land use and economic development. At the same time, facing challenges and opportunities from a regional perspective has the potential to create incredible, dynamic, and long-lasting benefits that support the region long into the future. Framework 2030 will provide critical guidance to support that success. To learn more about the region (see map below), take a look at the Regional Factbook Briefings here

Your ideas matter, so please tell us what you think.
  • Baseline Conditions and Trends Analysis, Engagement Round 1: Gather big-picture ideas about your community and the region today and in the future (spring-summer 2020)
  • Growth, Land Use and Economic Analysis, Engagement Round 2: Gather feedback on a draft regional vision and key strategies for possible inclusion in the planning framework (fall 2020; see questions below)
  • Action Planning, Engagement Round 3: Gather final feedback on prioritization of draft framework elements including key findings and recommendations (late 2020-early 2021)
We are gathering Round 2 feedback online and in person through November 29, and will post results on the Partnership's website -- which also has the schedule of in-person sessions (with COVID precautions in place). Learn more about the Partnership and Framework 2030 here, or send us an email (RegionalPlanningPartnership@gmail.com).

Please begin with the two quick questions below, then dig into the vision and strategy questions. For easier navigation, the strategies are grouped into 3 categories: Land Use, Economic Growth, and Interconnections. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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Map of Framework 2030 regional planning area

<strong>Map of Framework 2030 regional planning area</strong>