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The City continues to work on updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan. New draft documents are available for review on the City website related to future land use. You can read the draft documents here: www.coonrapidsmn.gov/436/Comprehensive-Plan. A summary of public feedback gathered through an online survey and discussions at neighborhood meetings is also available for review.

The City’s Comprehensive Plan update is completed every ten years as part of a regional planning cycle completed by the Metropolitan Council. The process starts with the Census, which was most recently completed in 2010. The next step in the process is an update to the Regional Framework, which the Metropolitan Council has branded as Thrive MSP 2040. The Regional Framework addresses regional assets and planning such as transportation, parks and open space, sanitary sewer, as well as forecasts for households, population, and employment for the region as a whole. The City of Coon Rapids Comprehensive Plan will be completed by the end of 2018 after City Council approval. The Comprehensive Plan will guide future development, transportation, housing, water resources, parks, and other public facilities through the year 2040.

New Businesses/Development News


  • Rihm Kenworth, a transportation company providing products and services to the trucking industry, is building a new facility located at 9400 Evergreen Blvd.
  • Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park has opened a new location at 10 Coon Rapids Blvd.
  • Alloy Brewing has opened a new location at 2700 Coon Rapids Blvd.
  • Golden Corral has opened a new location at 3580 Main Street.
  • HealthPartners, located at 11475 Robinson Drive, recently completed an interior remodel of the facility.
  • The Planning Commission has approved a site plan for an addition to the Spirit of Grace Church located at 10110 Woodcrest Drive. The addition includes a 276-seat sanctuary, a multipurpose room and a vestibule.
  • The Planning Commission has approved a site plan at Coon Rapids Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Dealership for the construction of a new two-story facility to replace the existing building.
  • Chem/Serv Inc., a chemical distributor company, is moving from Minneapolis to 1301 115th Ave.
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Tuned Up Custom Rods

Business Spotlight - Tuned Up Custom Rods


Tuned Up Custom Rods President Adam Audette and CEO John Burback are family by law but business partners by choice.

“When my brother-in-law was dating my sister, he built me a fishing rod for my birthday, and I thought it was so cool because it was customized, it wasn’t something you could find in the stores. Once they got married I said, ‘this is something that we could do,’ ” says Audette.

Audette and Burback began manufacturing rods in the basement of Burback’s Coon Rapids home in 2010. Once the business outgrew the space, they made a move, eventually landing on Coon Rapids Boulevard in 2015.

Each rod is customized by length, color and handle, and cater to the specific fish species and size each angler is looking to hook.

“We got help from a show on FSN called ‘In Depth Outdoors.’ One Prostaffer there saw our rod, liked what we did but said we needed to change some things, so we changed guides and handles and they started fishing with our rods on TV,” says Audette.
Tuned Up Custom Rods are so popular, they can be found in Scheels and Cabela stores here in Minnesota.

“Every year we’ve doubled or tripled our business. Our goal is to become the number one selling ice rod on the market. We want to be known as the rod of choice for ice fishing,” Audette says.

Audette believes ethical business decisions and superior customer service is what has made their business successful over the last six years.

“I think it comes down to taking care of people the way we want to be taken care of. We try to go above and beyond and take care of people the right way. Make them feel good about it. I want to make sure customers are completely satisfied.”

Quick Facts:

  • Located at 3050 Coon Rapids Blvd. Suite 122
  • 30 Employees
  • Audette’s father, wife and sister-in-law are all involved in the business.
  • During weekly Sunday dinners with the Audette family, no shop talk or fish stories are allowed.
Business Liaison Matt Brown
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