Comprehensive Plan

Upcoming Public Hearings:



September 20, 2021 @ 6:30p

Location: Training Room in the Rice County Government Services Building (GSB C208 & 209)
                320 Third Street NW, Faribault, MN 55021

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September 28, 2021 @ 9:00a


Location: Training Room in the Rice County Government Services Building (GSB C208 & 209)
                320 Third Street NW, Faribault, MN 55021

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The Comprehensive Plan is a document that provides direction in making land use, development, and other long-range planning decisions in the county. The 2040 Comprehensive plan update began with a civic engagement process which all community members were encourage to participate in developing a shared vision of the county's future. This vision lays the groundwork for a plan with broad goals, policies, and action plans that will guide planning decisions in the future. 

The Comprehensive Plan contains components relating to economic development; land use; agricultural & natural resource preservation; transportation; housing & livable community design; park, recreations & open space; and sustainability.  It contains implementation strategies in the form of goals and objectives to achieve the collaborative vision of the county’s future, and serves as a guide for development decisions over the next ten to twenty years.

After numerous meetings and methods of gathering input, a draft comprehensive plan document has been developed.  The draft 2040 Rice County Comprehensive Plan, along with the Fundamental Inventory Guide is below.   In addition, the Fundamental Inventory Guide, contains extensive background data and information used in the development of the plan.

Comprehensive Plan Process Flow Chart

 We welcome your input. The future of Rice County depends on you! 

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Click Below to View the 2002 Comprehensive Plan

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 For additional information, please contact Rice County Environmental Services at 507-332-6113.