Planning & Development


Under the direction of Kersten Elverum, the Planning and Economic Development Department is responsible for the City's long-range planning efforts, as well as the administration of the City's Zoning Code.

The department also creates the City's Comprehensive Plan, which is a compilation of policy statement, goals, standards, and maps for guiding the physical, social and economic development of the City.

Cultivate Hopkins

In the summer of 2016, the City began the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. Find out more and get involved to help Cultivate Hopkins.

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The Planning and Economic Development Department is made up of the following divisions:

  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Public Housing