Get Involved

Influence the direction of Onward Moorhead, the city’s 10-year comprehensive plan. We are in the middle of the process so your input will still directly impact the vision for your city! 

What is your wish for Moorhead in the next 10 years? Do you want to see more jobs and businesses? Are you interested in more ways to get around by walking, biking, or transit? Are there enough housing options where you want to live? What about parks, public art, and community-building events? 

Keep Informed

Follow along with the process, so you don't miss opportunities to share your ideas for the City of Moorhead Comprehensive Plan: Onward Moorhead! by signing up below and following the City Facebook page.

  1. Online Story Map and Survey (Recommended Browsers: Firefox and Chrome) – For more information on the Onward Moorhead process and to provide feedback on the draft Vision, Goals, and geographic areas of focus, please check out the interactive Story Map. The Story Map information came directly from Phase 1 & 2 public engagement. Tell us how well the vision matches your own vision for the future of Moorhead!
  2. Sign up for e-Notification and click "Onward Moorhead" to get updates for the Moorhead Comprehensive Plan: Onward Moorhead! right to your inbox.
  3. Email Planning if you have any questions about Onward Moorhead!



The City of Moorhead has partnered with the Stantec Consulting team to facilitate the comprehensive planning process for the city along with subconsultants Toole Design and Folkways.

Project Scope

The City of Moorhead Comprehensive Plan: Onward Moorhead! will envision the community's future for the next 10 years by outlining goals and action steps to make the vision a reality.  We will evaluate topics like arts and culture, mobility, parks and open space, urban design, land use and community sustainability and resilience.

  • Community Voices - The plan includes a deliberate process to reach a broad cross-section of community members to ensure a holistic, inclusive participation process. Check out our process and initial ideas about how to accomplish this in the Public Engagement Plan.
  • Additional Phase III Public Engagement Opportunities at the Hjemkomst Center Auditorium:

    • 9/20/2021 at 4:30 PM - Art & Culture Commission
    • 9/27/2021 at 5:30 PM - City Council
    • 10/4/2021 at 11:45 AM - Economic Development Authority
    • 10/6/2021 at 5:00 PM - Planning Commission/Park Advisory Board
    • 10/20/2021 at 5:00 PM - Human Rights Commission

Project Schedule

This planning project is proposed to be an 18-month process anticipated to be complete by March 2022.

  • October 2020: Project kick off
  • January 2021: Phase I Engagement 
  • April - May 2021: Phase II Public Engagement
  • June - Oct 2021: Phase III Public Engagement
  • January - March 2022: Approval Process
  • March 2022 - Final Plan Approved by City Council

Comprehensive Plan Frequently Asked Questions

Previous Long-range Planning efforts

Previous City of Moorhead comprehensive plans and other long-range plans are available on the Long Range Planning page.