Apple Valley Sustainability Master Plan

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Apple Valley Sustainability Master Plan

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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs





The City of Apple Valley is in the process of developing plans for the future of the Fischer Sand and Aggregate site, a 265-acre parcel on the southern edge of the city and adjacent to downtown. Currently the site of an aggregate mine that will be mined out during the next 10 to 20 years, the parcel is the largest single contiguous piece of land remaining in the city. Graduate students in a capstone workshop in urban planning at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs taught by Dr. Carissa Schively Slotterback worked with City staff and other stakeholders to create this sustainability master plan for the area to guide future development of the site. The report that serves as a model for other communities interested in addressing sustainability at the site level.

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This project was supported by a grant from the Community Growth Options (U-CGO) program, a joint project of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

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Cedarleaf Dahl, Erik; Jerabek, Erin; Schwartz, J Daniel; Spaulding, Bob; Turner, Mackenzie; Walding, Shawn; Younkin, Kara. (2010). Apple Valley Sustainability Master Plan. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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