Can you provide any specific action examples in clean energy?
Falcon Heights installed solar panels on the roof of our City Hall in 2012. The array accounts for approximately 50% of the electricity we use at City Hall.
See Best Practice Actions for more information on installing public renewable energy projects (26.5).
Can you provide any specific action examples in climate adaptation and resiliency?
In collaboration with the Great Plains Institute (GPI), the City worked on and adopted a resilience analysis in 2015. This plan was also adopted as an appendix to the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, showing continued commitment to resilience efforts.
See Best Practice Actions for more information on resilience planning (29.2) and comprehensive plans (6.1).
Is Falcon Heights planning any future GreenStep Cities actions?
Falcon Heights has continued discussions on EV charger stations for public use. In addition, the city has considered including sustainable practices as a prerequisite for planned unit development or city funding (for example, mandatory EV charging stations with any new development). With completion of our Comprehensive Plan, we are looking to update our zoning code to better reflect the goals established in the Comp Plan, such as establishing higher densities near transit lines.
See Best Practice Actions for more information on public EV charging infrastructure (23.5) and achieving higher density housing (7.2).