2008 Comprehensive Plan

The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to ensure the orderly growth and development of the City of Isanti while maintaining a sound infrastructure and economy.  Adopted in 2007, the Land Use Plan will serve as a guide to direct development toward established community goals.  It is not intended to be an exact blueprint of the City’s future, but rather a tool to direct, coordinate, and evaluate the City’s growth and to ensure continued orderly development patterns.  The Land Use Plan identifies general areas in the community where commercial, residential, industrial, and open space land uses will be allowed and provide plans, objectives, and policies to encourage a compatible pattern of land uses throughout the City.

The City of Isanti reviews the Land Use Plan on a regular basis to ensure both its timeliness and accuracy in reflecting City land use policy.

Due to the substantial amount of growth and development in recent years, the City of Isanti has initiated a Comprehensive Planning process in an effort to update and make revisions in the current document.  The Planning Commission has been working with city staff and planning consultants to draft a new Comprehensive Plan. Updated information in regards to the process and plan components are posted regularly on the City’s website for public review.

Copies of the Land Use Plan are available for purchase or review at City Hall.  Please contact the Planning and Zoning Division to obtain a copy or to get answers to specific questions regarding future land use within the City.

For additional information about the Planning and Zoning Department, please contact:

Community Development Director, Roxanne Achman
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763.444.5512 – tele
763.444.5560 – fax.


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Cover - (192 kb)

Executive Summary - (96 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Location
  • Project Participants
  • Unique Community
  • Chapter Structure and Highlights
  • Appendices

Executive Summary Images & Maps:

Chapter 1: Community Vision, Goals & Strategies - (192 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Introduction
  • Formulation of Vision, Goals & Strategies
  • Community Vision
  • Goals and Strategies
  • General Community Goals
  • Intergovernmental Coordination Goals
  • Community Appearance and Livability Goals
  • Natural Resources Goals
  • Growth Management
  • Land Use Goals
  • Housing Goals
  • Downtown Goals
  • Economic Development Goals
  • Community Facilities Goals
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Transportation Goals

Chapter 2: The Community - (288 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Introduction
  • Community Facilities
  • Community Objectives
  • Intergovernmental Organization and Relationships

Chapter 3: Housing and Neighborhoods - (256 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Introduction
  • Framework and Assumptions
  • Existing Conditions

Chapter 4: The Economy - (160 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Introduction
  • Employment Growth
  • Economic Development Activities since 2002

Chapter 5: Natural Resources - (2 mb)

Categories Include:
  • Introduction
  • Conservation Planning Approach
  • Inventory of Natural Resources and Stormwater Management
  • Implementing the Conservation Plan
  • Appendix 1: Photos
  • Appendix 2: Definition of Terms
Chapter 5 Images & Maps:

Chapter 6: Parks, Trails and Open Space - (128 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Introduction
  • Park Dedication Ordinance
Chapter 6 Images & Maps:

Chapter 7: Land Use and Growth - (160 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Introduction
  • Existing Land Use Designations
  • Existing Growth Patterns
  • Future Land Use (FLU) Designations
Chapter 7 Images & Maps:

Chapter 8: Transportation - (224 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Introduction
  • Transportation Goals and Objectives
  • Transportation Elements
  • Transit Facility Improvements
Chapter 8 Images & Maps:

Chapter 9: Implementation - (64 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Introduction
  • Zoning Ordinance
  • Subdividion Ordinance

Appendix A: Housing Action Plan - (352 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Executive Summary
  • City of Isanti Housing Action Plan
  • Goals of Isanti Housing Action Plan
  • Developing the Housing Action Plan
  • Housing Inventory and Market Evaluation
  • Current Housing Overview
  • Commercial Development
  • Summary Conclusions
  • Plan Vision and Goals
  • Community Goals
  • Intergovernmental Coordination Goals
  • Natural Resource Goals
  • Growth Management Goals
  • Land Use Goals
  • Transportation Goals
  • Housing Goals
  • Proposed Development Concept
  • Housing Action Plan Implementation
  • Affordibility Considerations
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Housing Task Force

Appendix B: Report on Trunk Sanitary Sewer, Water Main & Storm Sewer - (128 kb)

Categories Include:
  • Intent and Assumptions
  • Existing Water Sysytem
  • Existing Sanitary Sewer System
  • Existing Storm Sewer System
  • Recommendations for Water System
  • Recommendations for Sanitary Sewer System
  • Recommendations for Storm Sewer System
Appendix B Images & Maps:

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