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Community Development
Mission Statement
To guide future growth and development through effective planning, zoning,  permitting, enforcement, and maintain and promote sustainability by taking care of the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations.

The Community Development Department provides the following services:

  • Long range, comprehensive land use planning
  • Economic development
  • Historic preservation
  • Downtown and Main Street design
  • Zoning and subdivision ordinance administration and enforcement
  • Building permit review, issuance, and inspections
  • Overseeing area development
  • Local parks and trails
  • Urban forestry

Kinnickinnic River Corridor Plan
The City of River Falls is sending out a Request for Proposals for Kinnickinnic River Corridor Plan - Phase 1. The purpose of this request is to evaluate proposals from qualified consultants experienced in multi-phased land planning based on comprehensive community engagement and support. A fully-implemented plan for the river corridor is envisioned to compromise three phases:
Phase 1 - Analysis, Feasibility, and Preliminary Concept Plans
Phase 2: - Final Design and Permitting
Phase 3 - Design Implementation and Construction

A successful process will result in adoption of a Kinnickinnic River Corridor Plan Phase 1 plan document by the City Council.

The Friends of the Kinni have received a small grant for a "River Falls Dam Removal Feasibility Study" This may tie into Task 6.C. for more information contact Friends of the Kinni, Michael Page at .

Please contact Buddy Lucero, Community Development Director with any questions.

Kinnickinnic River Corridor RFP

Buddy Lucero
Community Development Director
Ph: 715-426-3423

Amy Peterson
Assistant Community Development Director
Ph: 715-426-3425

David Hovel
Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer
Ph: 715-426-3426  

Tony Steiner
City Planner/Urban Forester
Angie Bond
Community Development Assistant
Ph: 715-426-3427