Adopt zoning language that defines highway-dependent land uses and limits the type of commercial development to highway-dependent commercial/industrial, steering business that can rely on bike/walk/transit acceess to downtown and mixed use retail nodes.
Achieve 1 Star rating AND define other commercial zoning districts to allow non-transportation dependent uses to complement the Highway Commercial district.
Achieve 1 Star rating AND adopt an adequate public facilities ordinance that stages highway commercial development concurrently with infrastructure and residential or transit expansion.
Implementation details: Burnsville has a highway commercial district. Please see attached document. Burnsville is 98% developed and has always implemented Comprehensive Planning and Capital Improvements Planning.
Implementation details: The City of Elk River has adopted a highway commercial district. It is described in section 30-1024 of the city code. The purpose of the C-3 highway commercial district is to recognize the need for commercial establishments on or serving with immediate access to major highways. Permitted land uses should take advantage of the highway access in a manner which other business districts are not afforded. It closely follows D-F of the model ordinance.
Implementation details: Rochester and Olmsted County have implemented access management ordinances.
c. Adequate Public Facilities ordinance that stages highway commercial development concurrently with infrastructure expansion. Rochester has implemented adopted an adequate public facilities standard as part of its Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Manual. http://www.ci.rochester.mn.us/departments/planning_zoning/chapter64/64130ADEQUATEPUBLICFACILITIESSTANDARDS.asp
Implementation details: The City of St. Cloud adopted the C-5 Highway Commercial Zoning District as a part of the Land Development Code. The purpose of the Highway Commercial District is to provide an area of service facilities to the motoring public adjacent to arterial traffic routes as defined in the Comprehensive Transportation Plan.