The city is amending the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Transportation Chapter, to make the functional classification system consistent with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) review of the city's functional classification system. Additionally, we are amending the City Code to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
The Chanhassen Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment and City Code amendment. There were no public comments received regarding the amendments.
The Planning Commission's only concern was what impact the amendment would have on existing development, which is that no changes would be made to existing development. However, the amendment does impact the required design, right-of-way needs, and access of any future development adjacent to these roadways.
MnDOT, per Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements, must review and update the functional classification of each roadway in the state. MnDOT reviewed all metro counties' roadway functional classifications from Local to Principal Arterial. This process included reviewing maps created for each city (such as Chanhassen), identifying any possible roadways for further review on there existing functional classification, and figuring out solutions to create final updates to submit to the FHWA. Based on this review, the revisions to the functional classification were recommended.
The following section of the Chanhassen City Code is subject to changes:
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