Zoning Regulations Update Project

In early 2020, Hopkins kicked off a 12 to 18 month process to update the City’s zoning regulations. The zoning regulations detail the standard for development in Hopkins, and have not had a full-scale review and update since they were originally adopted in the late 1970s. 

Updating the zoning regulations is a key step in implanting the City’s new Comprehensive Plan – Cultivate Hopkins and is required by state law.

Advisory Working Group

In February 2020, the City Council endorsed a 16-member working group to help inform the zoning update process and insure the new regulations reflect the goals and policies of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Members may also serve as community ambassadors, helping to communicate with the public and gather community feedback. 

While the City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission maintain review and approval authority over the zoning regulations, the working group was created to provide a wider range of feedback designed to reflect the diverse population and interests of Hopkins. 

Project Timeline

The working group will meet four to six times during the 12 to 18 month review and update process. These meetings will take place at City Hall and are open to the public; however, they are not public hearings. The City will seek broader public input once a draft zoning document is created. Meeting packets and project materials will be posted in the right hand column of this website. 

Project Timeline