Goal I - Preserve the Home Town Feel of Hopkins

A home-town feel is a major part of the identity of Hopkins. Surveys have demonstrated that it is also one of the primary reasons people like living in Hopkins. Efforts in the future need to capitalize on and enhance this important city asset.

Strategy 1: Support a Vibrant Business Community

  • Strengthen image of arts community
  • Promote shopping local
  • Promote business assistance program
  • Launch re-branding of "Think Hopkins" to focus on visitor and business recruitment
Raspberry Festival

Strategy 2: Promote & Enhance City Events

Promote city events large and small such as:

Have a City booth at events when possible.

Strategy 3: Provide Accessible, Friendly, and Efficient City Services

  • Continue to improve online platforms for service delivery
  • Continue to look for ways to make parks, trails and facilities accessible and approachable
  • Work to set up Laserfiche, Permit Works, and Cartegraph software to provide quicker and more assessable services
  • Continue to identify opportunities for document translation
  • Continue to identify opportunities for simplifying processes for residents and businesses 

Strategy 4: Embrace & Strengthen Partnerships

  • Joint recreation with Minnetonka, Hennepin County, Hopkins Schools, Watershed Districts, Met Council, Three Rivers Park District, Surrounding Cities, Faith and community-based organizations, Business community

Strategy 5: Adoption of New Zoning Code

  • Aim to preserve the home town feel