Thrive MSP 2040
One Vision, One Metropolitan Region
About Thrive MSP
Under state law, the Council prepares a long-range plan for the Twin Cities region every 10 years. These policies also drive the systems and policy plans developed by the Council: the Transportation Policy Plan, the Water Resources Policy Plan, the Regional Parks Policy Plan, and the Council’s first Housing Policy Plan update in nearly 30 years.
A draft of the Thrive MSP 2040 plan will be released in early 2014 for feedback and public comment.
5 desired outcomes for Thrive MSP 2040 policy priorities
During the past two years, the Metropolitan Council has heard common themes from communities and individuals throughout our region:
Plans, policies, and projects that balance all five of these outcomes tend to create positive change, while efforts that advance only one or two outcomes at the expense of others may cause disappointments over the long term. Focusing on these outcomes allows for flexible implementation, both for the region’s plans and local comprehensive plans, yet prioritizes a shared strategic vision.
3 working principles to advance the desired outcomes
The following principles reflect the Council’s understanding of its role integrating policy areas, supporting local governments and regional partners, and promoting and implementing this regional vision.
A more detailed summary of the policy direction describes these principles and outcomes (pdf).