If you want to see our community’s vision for growth over the next 20 to 25 years, look over the City of Moorhead Comprehensive Plan, which provides the framework for growth and development. The Comprehensive Plan outlines the policies, standards and principles that serve as the basis for updating the City’s zoning, subdivision and other development standards and establishes long-term community goals.
- 2004 City of Moorhead Comprehensive Plan
- 2009 Update to the City of Moorhead Comprehensive Plan
- 2016 Growth Area Plan Report
Growth Area Plan
Moorhead and surrounding growth areas are guided by Growth Area Plans which specifies where future streets, parks, businesses and homes are anticipated to be located. North Moorhead growth areas were studied in 2007. The south and east growth areas of the City were studied in 2004 and updated as part of the 2009 Update of the City of Moorhead Comprehensive Plan and 2016 Growth Area Plan Report.
Alternative Urban Areawide Review
The Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) is an environmental review for future development projects within the Growth Area Plan. It inventories environmental and cultural resources, identifies potential cumulative impacts of one or more development scenarios and focuses on effective mitigation strategies.
A copy of these plans are on file at the City of Moorhead Planning and Zoning Office - 4th Floor of City Hall, 500 Center Avenue, Moorhead, MN.