Hopkins is a fully developed city in the southwest Twin Cities metro. The city is experiencing growth and change with redevelopment, rapidly rising property values, an increasingly diverse population, and major planned transit improvements. The city is aware of these factors and has developed a Cultivate Hopkins approach to build upon the city as a unique and valued place.
Bolton & Menk is leading the City of Hopkins’ 2040 comprehensive plan update. In addition to addressing all the elements required by the Metropolitan Council, this plan includes a strong thematic approach to sustainability in the built, natural, economic, and social environments. The plan incorporates station area planning for the three Southwest Light Rail Transit stations that will be located in Hopkins, including redevelopment scenarios for the station areas. The plan includes strategies for the development and preservation of the city’s traditional downtown. Bolton & Menk is also assisting with community engagement, including an online interactive comment mapping application and a community-wide survey. The end product will be a user-friendly web interface organized around the plan’s primary themes.