Goodhue County Zoning Districts

Location Goodhue County Minnesota
Organization Goodhue County Health and Human Services, Goodhue County Land Use Management Department

Goodhue County Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Goodhue County Land Use Management Department, will conduct an HIA to inform decisions around the county’s zoning districts. The assessment will provide information on the potential health benefits resulting from the creation of bike and walking trails in recreational areas, as well as the possible negative impacts caused by construction industrial operations, such as more cases of respiratory illnesses related to increased traffic. The HIA will also consider the potential impact of housing displacement on residents’ mental health if land-use changes require relocation.

This HIA is funded through support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2015, January
  • Decision-Level County
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Government Agency