Albert Lea plans for growth in people, jobs, housing and amenities

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(ABC 6 News) – The City of Albert Lea is ready to adopt a long-range plan to guide future growth and development. The Albert Lea City Council will vote on an update to the community’s Comprehensive Plan at its meeting March 13.

Based on extensive public input, the plan presents a vision for 2040 that encompasses all aspects of local government – economic development, housing, transportation and recreation – and actions to make that vision a reality.

With the Comprehensive Plan update, Albert Lea can anticipate and prepare for change.

This plan will guide the future development of land, allow other agencies to coordinate their actions with the plan, provide a legal basis for zoning and other regulations, and engage the public in local decisions.

Once the council adopts the plan, the city will use it to set priorities and budgets, update policies, and make changes to meet the goals in the plan.

The council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall or watch the meeting on ALTV at

For more information on the full plan, visit here.