Neighborhood Planning Initiatives


Improving infrastructure and adding amenities to IGH neighborhoods encourages private investment. These private investments, in the form of new residential and commercial development, improve the existing residential neighborhood by strengthening and increasing commercial activities, increasing property values, and providing additional employment opportunities. 

Below are the current initiatives in IGH.

Northwest Area Development Initiatives

Settlers Ridge NWA Development

The City of Inver Grove Heights' plans have anticipated the development of the Northwest Area for many years. This area is currently undergoing development and is anticipated to have variety of land uses including single-family residential, multiple-family residential, commercial retail, offices and industrial uses while also preserving the open space and of high-quality natural resources of the area. In anticipation of this development, the city has conducted a series of studies and plans and adopted new land use, storm water and financial regulations. 

Find the most recent Northwest Area Development initiatives below:

Northwest Expansion Area: Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) Update

The 2019 Northwest Expansion Area Alternative Urban Areawide Review was completed to comply with Minnesota Rules Chapter 4410.3610 Subp 7A.

Additional Northwest Area Development Updates and Resources

Find additional Northwest Area development resources related to storm water, transportation and more, on the Northwest Area Development Initiatives webpage


For questions about land use or development projects, please email City Planner Allan Hunting at 651-450-2554

For questions related to engineering issues, roadways or infrastructure and utility systems, please email City Engineer Paul Merchlewicz or call 651-450-2572