Like all Metro Area communities Newport needs to complete an update to its Comprehensive Plan every ten years. Newport hired TKDA to complete its 2030 and 2040 updates.
The 2030 plan included significant revisions to the land use plan to foster redevelopment of lands along Highway 61 and in older industrial areas. It also included provisions to preserve older historic neighborhoods and valued resources including areas along the Mississippi River and in the blufflands. It included a comprehensive park and trail plan and Mississippi River Corridor Area plan. TKDA worked closely with the City Planning Commission, Park Commission, Council and the public to complete the plan. The 2030 plan was approved by the Metropolitan Council. The City will begin development of its 2040 Comprehensive Plan in the fall of 2016.