Heart of the City Design Framework Update

The City of Burnsville is updating the Heart of the City (HOC) Design Framework, originally established in 1999. For over 20 years the Design Framework has guided private development and public realm design in the District toward the community’s vision of an attractive, vibrant, and pedestrian-friendly district.

With new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations under construction and redevelopment happening on key sites in the District, the City has recognized this unique opportunity to update the HOC Design Framework’s principles, standards, and guidelines.The Framework Update will build on this momentum and incorporate new best practices in mobility planning, stormwater management, and placemaking.

Updating the HOC Design Framework offers an opportunity to reengage with community stakeholders, evaluate existing conditions and policies in the District, and update the vision, policies, and guidelines to better reflect community values and support goals of the City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

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