City of Victoria 2019-2020 Strategic Plan
downtown Victoria, MN on the shores of Stieger Lake

Life Style

  • Attract local jobs.

  • Explore opportunities for lifecycle housing.

residents walking on trail in Victoria MN

Quality of Life

  • Market the city as a year-round recreation destination.

  • Expand the city's unique and vibrant downtown.

aerial view of housing in Victoria MN

Safe and Connected

  • Ensure a well-planned, financially sound community with high quality services.

  • Ensure a safe, connected and pedestrian-friendly community.

Strategic Objective 1: Expand and enhance our local economy

  1. Develop the city-owned 13.5-acre parcel west of downtown.
  2. Update the downtown master plan.
  3. Increase economic activity.
  4. Increase jobs and diversity of tax base.

Results envisioned in two years.

  • Development of the 13.5-acre city-owned property will be underway with streets built and at least one building complete.
  • Downtown master plan will have been reviewed and updated and implementation of the updated vision will have started.
  • Small area plan will have been completed and implementation of the plan will have started.
  • Determine whether to hire, partner or contract on marketing and community engagement. 

Strategic Objective 2: Adopt guiding principles

  1. Develop a long-term financial management plan/strategy.
  2. Increase public engagement.
  3. Develop and apply new workflow to evaluate success of strategic vision/plan.
  4. Develop and document shared vision for “Big Victoria” (the city’s growth area south and west of the current boundaries).

Results envisioned in two years.

  • All city policies will have been reviewed and updated.
  • City staff and elected officials will provide a consistent reaction/answer from anyone.
  • Clear protocols for meetings will have been adopted.
  • The public will have greater opportunities to be engaged and remain informed.
  • City leaders will have increased public trust.

Strategic Objective 3: Build infrastructure

  1. Establish partnerships with school districts.
  2. Develop 5-year park/trail plan.
  3. Complete Wassermann Park and identify a funding plan.
  4. Complete 1-2 trail connections.
  5. Develop a city facility plan.
Results envisioned in two years.
  • Wassermann Park will be completed.
  • At least one trail connection will be completed.
  • 1-2 controlled intersections will have been built (in partnership with the County).
  • A master facilities plan will have been developed identifying near-, mid-, and long-term needs.
  • Marsh Lake Road improvement project will be completed.
  • Land for new school(s) options will have been identified.

Strategic Objective 4: Diversify housing

        Develop a plan to welcome and support lifecycle housing.

Results envisioned in two years.
  • 1-2 senior housing projects will be complete.
  • Residential development will continue around the Marsh Lake Road area.
  • Utilities will have been built south of Marsh Lake.
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