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Demonstrate that regulatory ordinances comply with the comprehensive plan including but not limited to having the zoning ordinance explicitly reference the comprehensive plan as the foundational document for decision making.

 
  • Ordinances should be introduced with a "Purposes" section that includes language such as the following: "The XXX regulations specifically implement the following goals from the Comprehensive Plan: " Such language:
    • Grounds regulation in the community values that are expressed in a publicly developed and approved comprehensive plan
    • Provides a legal justification for regulation through clear linkage to statutorily authorized local policy
    • Provides a contextual basis for city regulation and thus clearer guidance for future planning commissions and Boards of Adjustment as they deal with variance, rezoning, and conditional use requests
    • Links sustainability goals and the work of multiple city departments with specific ordinances
Document where in the zoning code or development regulation the comprehensive plan is referenced as a foundational document or that the purpose of the code is to implement the comprehensive plan.
Comprehensive plan referenced in all land use and development ordinances and regulations in addition to zoning code ordinances; zoning decisions are required to reference/be in compliance with the comp plan.
Conduct an audit of ordinances; individual ordinances or ordinance sections should be introduced with a "Purposes" section that includes language such as the following: "The XXX regulations specifically implement the following goals from the Comprehensive Plan:"

Albert Lea

Date action report first entered:   08/18/2016
Date of last report update:   08/18/2016

Implementation details:
The comprehensive plan is referenced throughout the zoning code and zoning decisions are required to be in compliance with the comprehensive plan.

Descriptive links: https://www.municode.com/library/search?stateId=23&clientId=971&searchText=comprehensive%20plan&contentTypeId=CODES

For more information contact:
Jerry Gabrielatos (City staff)   |   jgabrielatos@ci.albertlea.mn.us   |   507-377-4316

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Burnsville

Date action report first entered:   05/04/2012

Implementation details:
The City of Burnsville utilizes it's Comprehensive Plan 2030 as the guiding document for it's zoning code, as shown in Chapter 2 of the Zoning Ordinance. In addition, the Comprehensive Plan is referenced in all land use and development ordinances and regulations; Department of Natural Resources Shoreland Management Ordinance, Federal Emergency Management Agency Floodplain Ordinance, and the subdivision ordinance. Ordinances are introduced with a "Purposes" section that cite the Comprehensive Plan, as seen in the Chapter 2 of the Zoning Ordinance.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Zoning Ordinance: http://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=468, in Title 10, Chapter 2. Purpose section: Zoning Ordinance Title 10, Ch. 2 DNR Shoreland Management Ordinance: Zoning Ordinance Title 10, Ch. 8 Floodplain Ordinance: Zoning Ordinance Title 10, Ch. 10 Subdivision Ordinance: Uploaded PDF

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For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff)   |   basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us   |   952-895-4524

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Golden Valley

Date action report first entered:   06/27/2017
Date of last report update:   06/27/2017
Year action initially completed:   2006
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Chapter 11.90, Subdivision 7 (part B) of the City Code reads “The Comprehensive Plan for the City as adopted pursuant hereto, and any parts thereof or amendments thereto, shall serve as a guide to the City and its public officials as respects future development and zoning actions of and within the City.” Reference to the Comprehensive Plan is often found in the “Purpose and Intent” subdivision of each section within the Zoning Chapter. It is also found in the Conditional Uses section. When planning applications (PUDs, CUPs, Rezonings and Land Use Re-guidings) are reviewed the “findings” section will acknowledge the application’s consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.goldenvalleymn.gov/code/index.php

For more information contact:
Jason Zimmerman (City staff)   |   jzimmerman@goldenvalleymn.gov   |   (763)-593-8099

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Hutchinson

Date action report first entered:   04/30/2015
Date of last report update:   04/30/2015

Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Plan is referenced over 100 times throughout the Hutchinson City Code. It is intertwined with planning, zoning, land use, plats, and all other aspects of land use.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us/citycode.html             view file

For more information contact:
Dan Jochum (City staff)   |   djochum@ci.hutchinson.mn.us   |   320-234-4258

Partners:
Planning Commission

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Minnetonka

Date action report first entered:   02/21/2014

Implementation details:
Development aligning with the city’s comprehensive plan is a fundamental guiding principal for the zoning ordinance. Reference to the comprehensive plan is made in all land use and development ordinances. In addition to the inclusive reference to the comprehensive plan in the Purpose section of the zoning ordinance, individual ordinances also include an explicit reference to the comprehensive plan in their corresponding Purpose section.

Descriptive links: http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Minnesota/minneton/cityofminnetonkaminnesotacodeofordinance?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:minnetonka_mn$anc=

For more information contact:
Drew Ingvalson (City staff)   |   dingvalson@eminnetonka.com   |   952-939-8293

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Richfield

Date action report first entered:   02/19/2016
Date of last report update:   02/15/2019
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Section 507.03 in the Zoning Code states, “The purpose of the zoning code is to protect and promote the public health, safety, comfort, aesthetics, economic viability, and general welfare of the city, and specifically to achieve the following objectives: a) To assist in the implementation of the city's comprehensive plan..." The individual sections of the Zoning Code include a "Purpose" subsection but not all sections reference the Comprehensive Plan goals. The City's permit application forms and staff reports reference the importance of compliance with the Comp Plan. The applications state that the City will evaluate the proposed developments for "Consistency with the elements and objectives of the city’s comprehensive plan and any additional long range plans."

For more information contact:
Melissa Poehlman (City staff)   |   MPoehlman@richfieldmn.gov   |   6128619766

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Rogers

Date action report first entered:   03/27/2014

Implementation details:
Amendments to Article 125 and 105 passed the Planning Commission on March 18th and City Council on March 25. The changes will be made to the Zoning and Building & Regulations chapters of the City Code as detailed in the attached document.

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For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff)   |   mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us   |   763-428-1033

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Roseville

Date action report first entered:   12/30/2014
Date of last report update:   02/11/2015

Implementation details:
The city code requires that enforcement,amendment and administration of the code be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations and policies in the comprehensive plan. The city council recognizes the comprehensive plan as the policy to follow for regulation of land use and development. The city relies on official controls and environmental studies to guide land use and evaluate specific development goals. This includes zoning regulations, The Twin Lakes Business Park Master Plan, and the Twin Lakes Redevelopment Area Design Principles as examples. Individual ordinances are introduced with purposes throughout the city code.

For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff)   |   Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com   |   651-792-7049

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Arden Hills

Date action report first entered:   09/22/2017
Date of last report update:   09/22/2017
Year action initially completed:   2006
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Section 1315.04 of the City Code establishes that the Zoning Code must be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. This section states, "Any application to consider a change in zoning by the City shall concurrently be accompanied by an application to amend the Comprehensive Development Plan in accordance with the proposed rezoning, if the rezoning is not consistent with the Plan." Section 1320.01 of the Zoning Code states, "the zoning districts designated herein are hereby established so as to assist the City in carrying out the intent and purpose of its Comprehensive Development Plan for the City and to control development in a manner consistent with the provisions of adequate public services and utilities."

Descriptive links: http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Minnesota/ardenhills_mn/ardenhillsmncodeofordinances?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:ardenhills_mn

For more information contact:
Mike Mrosla (City staff)   |   mmrosla@cityofardenhills.org   |   6517927822

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Arlington

Date action report first entered:   07/22/2015
Date of last report update:   07/29/2015

Implementation details:
Since 2002, the Comprehensive Plan is referenced over 30 times throughout the Arlington City Code. It is intertwined with planning, zoning, land use, plats, and all other aspects of land use.

Descriptive links: http://www.arlingtonmn.com/city-officials/city-ordinances/

For more information contact:
Cynthia Smith-Strack (Contractor)   |   cstrack@municipaldevelopmentgroup.com   |   507-964-2378

Partners:
Planning & Zoning Committee, City Council

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Belle Plaine

Date action report first entered:   03/08/2017
Date of last report update:   04/10/2018
Year action initially completed:   2002
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
City Zoning Ordinance Directly states the relationship to the comprehensive plan as follows: 1100.03 RELATION TO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. It is the policy of the City of Belle Plaine that the enforcement, amendment and administration of this Ordinance be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations contained in the City Comprehensive Plan as developed and amended from time to time by the Planning Commission, City Council and Metropolitan Council. The Council recognizes the City Comprehensive Plan as the policy for the responsibility to regulate land use and development in accordance with the policies and purpose herein set forth.

Descriptive links: http://www.belleplainemn.com/sites/default/files/documents/1100%20TITLE%20AND%20APPLICATION.pdf

For more information contact:
Laura Blue (City staff)   |   lblue@ci.belleplaine.mn.us   |   952-873-5553

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Bloomington

Date action report first entered:   01/05/2018
Date of last report update:   01/05/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The comprehensive plan is referenced throughout the zoning code and zoning decisions are required to be in compliance with the comprehensive plan.

Descriptive links: http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Minnesota/bloomington_mn/bloomingtonminnesotacodeofordinances?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:bloomington_mn

For more information contact:
Mary Hurliman (City staff)   |   mhurliman@BloomingtonMN.gov   |   952-563-8730

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Brooklyn Center

Date action report first entered:   02/17/2015
Date of last report update:   03/26/2015

Implementation details:
The Brooklyn Center Zoning Ordinance includes a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial districts and a variety of flexible planned unit districts. The City has found that effective maintenance of the comprehensive plan and land use classifications is enhanced through uniform and equitable evaluation of periodic changes to the city’s Zoning Ordinance. Therefore, it is the policy of the City that: a) zoning classifications must be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, and b) rezoning proposals shall not constitute "spot zoning", defined as a zoning decision which discriminates in favor of a particular landowner, and does not relate to the Comprehensive Plan or to accepted planning principles. Zoning map changes will be considered only when land use changes consistent with the Comprehensive Plan are proposed. Should the city discover or realize locations where the zoning map is inconsistent with the current 2030 Comprehensive Land Use Plan map, either when the plan is adopted or in the future, the city’s zoning map will be amended to be consistent with the intentions of the land use plan.

For more information contact:
Andrew Hogg (City staff)   |   ahogg@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us   |   763-569-3327

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Coon Rapids

Date action report first entered:   12/30/2014
Date of last report update:   12/30/2014

Implementation details:
The City’s Comprehensive Plan is utilized for creating and updating regulatory ordinances in various areas of the city. Specifically the zoning districts in the city are developed from information outline in the Comp Plan. Other Land Use ordinances based on this include subdivision regulations, wetland management, shoreland zoning, Mississippi River critical area, redevelopment and plan maintenance in the city. Zoning ordinances in the city have been created by the adopted Comp Plan. There have been cases where developers have requested zoning changes which have been denied in order to uphold the goals outlined in the Comprehensive Plan. In 2010 The Coon Rapids Boulevard Framework Plan was updated based on recommendation to do so as outlined in the Comp Plan in order to better meet the needs for this redevelopment.

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For more information contact:
Colleen Sinclair (City staff)   |   csinclair@coonrapidsmn.gov   |   763-767-6485

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Delano

Date action report first entered:   01/21/2016
Date of last report update:   01/21/2016

Implementation details:
The City's Comprehensive plan is referenced in both the Zoning and Land Use Code, as well as the Subdivision code. Under the Zoning and Land Use Code, the plan is referenced in Subd. J under Planned Unit Development, where it explains "The PUD...is intended to encourage a development pattern in harmony with the objectives of the Comprehensive Plan." It discusses the Comprehensive Plan in relation to density, and allows a density bonus of up to 20 percent if the increased number of dwelling units is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. In the Subdivision Code, the Comprehensive Plan is referenced in Section 7-8 under Design Standards for alleys and streets, and for 7-9 for public utilities. The Code requires that all subdivisions incorporating streets and public utilities identified in the Comprehensive Plan must comply with the design standards.

Descriptive links: http://www.delano.mn.us/city-services/city-codes-and-ordinances/zoning-and-land-use#SECTION_51.01

For more information contact:
Phil Kern (City staff)   |   pkern@delano.mn.us   |   763-972-0565

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Falcon Heights

Date action report first entered:   01/14/2011

Implementation details:
Upon approval by the Metropolitan Council, the city adopted several zonign ordinances that were meant to bring the city's zoning code into compliance with the comprehensive plan. These amendments included allowing for higher densities as well as mixed uses along transit corridors.

For more information contact:
Justin Markon (City staff)   |   justin.markon@falconheights.org   |   651-792-7600

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Maplewood

Date action report first entered:   02/22/2011
Date of last report update:   05/01/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Maplewood has taken great care in producing regulatory ordinances which comply with the Comprehensive Plan including the reference of zoning ordinance. The Comprehensive Plan often takes into account that the preservation of the Natural Areas within Maplewood are a high priority for residents and policy makers. This can be seen in many ordinances that utilize the Comprehensive Plan as a foundation for decision making. This is prevalent in the municipal code "Sec. 44-46. - Purpose and intent. The OSP district is designed to be a public park and open space district. Public parks and open space may be owned or operated by Maplewood, Ramsey County or any other public body. All improvements within these districts must be consistent with the Maplewood Comprehensive Land Use Plan."

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.maplewood.mn.us/DocumentCenterii.aspx?FID=110

For more information contact:
Michael Martin (City staff)   |   michael.martin@maplewoodmn.gov   |   651-249-2303

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New Hope

Date action report first entered:   03/30/2015
Date of last report update:   11/19/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Section 4-1 (c) of the City Code states "Comprehensive municipal plan. It is the policy of the city that the enforcement, amendment, and administration of this Code be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations and policies contained in the comprehensive municipal plan as developed and amended from time to time by the planning commission and city council of the city. The council recognizes the comprehensive municipal plan as the policy for regulation of land use and development in accordance with the policies and purpose herein set forth." The City Wide General Goals section of the Policy Plan includes goals of promoting "environmentally friendly land uses & development design" (5), promoting pedestrian/bicycle movements throughout the city" (6), and "promoting an active & healthy community" (7). Commercial Goal 3 is creating "a cohesive and unified identity for New Hope’s commercial areas" and Industrial Goal 3 is promoting "environmentally friendly industrial buildings & site design."

Descriptive links: https://www.ci.new-hope.mn.us/cms/one.aspx?portalid=9826709&pageid=13636164

For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff)   |   jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us   |   763-531-5119

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Newport

Date action report first entered:   05/08/2012
Date of last report update:   02/14/2017
Year action initially completed:   2012

Implementation details:
The City's 2030 Comprehensive Plan is referenced in all sections of the Zoning Code.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.newport.mn.us/city_code.php

For more information contact:
Travis Brierley (City staff)   |   tbrierley@newportmn.com   |   651-459-5677

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Northfield

Date action report first entered:   04/09/2015
Date of last report update:   04/09/2015

Implementation details:
Article 2. - Zoning Districts and Use Regulations makes reference to our comprehensive plan fourteen times. In the code, the locations of reference are: 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, 2.3.9, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.6.1, and 2.6.2.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Our comprehensive plan is heavily embedded and referenced in our zoning code.

Descriptive links: https://www.municode.com/library/mn/northfield/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIINOCO_CH34LADECO_ART2ZODIUSRE

For more information contact:
Tim Behrendt (City staff)   |   tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us   |   507-645-3027

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Saint Cloud

Date action report first entered:   05/13/2011

Implementation details:
The St. Cloud Land Development Code was adopted in 2009 to comply with the 2003 Comprehensive Plan. Applications for items such as rezoning, and text amendments to the Land Development Code explicitly require that the proposed changes be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

Descriptive links: http://mn-stcloud.civicplus.com/1011/Land-Development-Code

For more information contact:
Liz Kramer (City staff)   |   elizabeth.kramer@ci.stcloud.mn.us   |   320-255-7226

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Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   10/27/2014
Date of last report update:   10/27/2014

Implementation details:
The City of Saint Paul utilizes its Comprehensive Plan as the guiding document for zoning codes. The text portion of Saint Paul’s zoning code is found in Title VIII (Chapters 60-69) of the City’s Legislative Code.

Descriptive links: https://www.municode.com/library/#!/mn/st._paul/codes/code_of_ordinances

For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff)   |   kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us   |   651-266-6590

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Sartell

Date action report first entered:   05/30/2005
Date of last report update:   05/30/2014

Implementation details:
The Zoning Ordinance has undergone a number of amendments since the adoption of Sartell's Comprehensive Plan. The Zoning Ordinance is consistent with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan and also references this throughout the ordinance.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Adoption of a subdivision ordinance and many zoning ordinance amendments, including adopting new ordinances, such as a wetland, shoreland, illicit discharge, and environmentally sensitive areas ordinances.

Descriptive links: http://www.sartellmn.com/planning-and-community-development

For more information contact:
Nate Keller (City staff)   |   nate.keller@sartellmn.com   |   320-258-7316

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Sauk Rapids

Date action report first entered:   03/03/2013

Implementation details:
Reference to the comprehensive plan is made within the City’s zoning ordinance, specifically in the Downtown Business District, the Planned Unit Development District, and the Environmentally Sensitive Area Overlay District. The purpose section of the zoning ordinance notes that the zoning regulations are intended to be consistent with and compliment other municipal controls, such as comprehensive plans.

For more information contact:
Marilyn Patterson (Community volunteer)   |   mpp03@charter.net   |   320-258-5300

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Shoreview

Date action report first entered:   04/25/2013

Implementation details:
The City's Development Regulations are adopted to protect promote the public health, safety and welfare of its residents and are intended to implement the policies of the City’s Comprehensive Guide Plan. We have many references to the Comprehensive Plan in individual ordinances. One example is Chapter 205: Development Districts http://www.shoreviewmn.gov/pdfs/city-code/chapter-205.pdf This Chapter delineates the activities allowed, constrained or prohibited in each of the development districts established within the City. Each district represents a context for development that responds to the policy directives of the City's Comprehensive Guide Plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.shoreviewmn.gov/pdfs/city-code/chapter-201.pdf

For more information contact:
Ellen Brenna (City staff)   |   ebrenna@shoreviewmn.gov   |   651-490-4665

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White Bear Lake

Date action report first entered:   01/24/2013

Implementation details:
The City of White Bear Lake's comprehensive plan is referenced as the foundational document in the city's zoning code. The comprehensive plan is referenced in all land use and development ordinances and regulations, with the exception of the Sign Code and Subdivision Regulations.

Descriptive links: http://www.whitebearlake.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={CE21D74E-7000-4434-85E8-B1B83389DF5F}

For more information contact:
Connie Taillon (City staff)   |   ctaillon@whitebearlake.org   |   651-429-8564

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Willmar

Date action report first entered:   03/08/2012

Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Plan includes the plan and zoning ordinance.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The comprehensive plan as the foundational document for decision making The conditional use and plan review process in the zoning ordinance directly note the comprehensive plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.willmar.mn.us/menu/departments/pds/files/Willmar%20Comprehensive%20Plan%202009.pdf             view file

For more information contact:
Sara Jacobson (City staff)   |   sjacobson@willmarmn.gov   |   320-235-4760

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Apple Valley

Date action report first entered:   03/19/2012

Implementation details:
The subdivision and zoning ordinances are consistent with the 2030 Comprehensive Guide Plan.

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Austin

Date action report first entered:   04/03/2012
Date of last report update:   05/12/2016

Implementation details:
City has both, reviewed in an updated development process zoning ordinance with is enforced with conjunction to Comprehensive Plan

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.austin.mn.us/public-works/planning-zoning

For more information contact:
Janet Anderson (Elected official)   |   jkanderson@gofast.am   |   507-433-1081

Partners:
Craig Hoium

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Bemidji

Date action report first entered:   05/01/2015
Date of last report update:   03/26/2018

Implementation details:
Land Use Plan Adopted February 12, 2007. See Introduction section of Plan. Pages i-ii. Section 104: Relation to Land Use Plan outlines the policy for land use and development ordinances be enforced, amended and administered with due consideration of the Greater Bemidji Area Land Use Plan.

Descriptive links: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/1dc0ab_90a993e3e766485180f868f180db8a86.pdf

For more information contact:
Cory Boushee (City staff)   |   cory.boushee@ci.bemidji.mn.us   |   2187593582

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Big Lake

Date action report first entered:   10/31/2017
Date of last report update:   10/31/2017
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
1000.03: RELATION TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: It is the policy of the City of Big Lake that the enforcement, amendment, and administration of this Ordinance be accomplished consistent with the policies and guidelines contained in the City Comprehensive Plan, as developed and amended from time to time. The City Council recognizes the City Comprehensive Plan as the official policy for the regulation of land use and development in accordance with the policies and purpose of this Ordinance. In accordance with Minnesota Statutes Chapter 473 as amended, the City will not approve any rezoning or other change in these regulations that are inconsistent with the City Comprehensive Plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.biglakemn.org/vertical/sites/%7B26A9BB2A-42D0-495E-BEE3-6A09F4974216%7D/uploads/Chapter_10_(Section_1000_-_1001_Title_Def)_Revised_042716.pdf

For more information contact:
Michael Healy (City staff)   |   mhealy@biglakemn.org   |   763-251-2977

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Brainerd

Date action report first entered:   10/15/2014
Date of last report update:   10/15/2014

Implementation details:
Such language was included in the 2009 Zoning Ordinance rewrite. 515-1-3:Relation to Comprehensive Plan. It is the policy of the City of Brainerd that the enforcement, amendment, and administration of this Ordinance be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations contained in the Comprehensive Plan, as developed and amended from time to time by the City Council of the City. The City Council recognizes the Comprehensive Plan as the policy guide for responsible regulation of land use and development in accordance with the policies and purpose herein set forth.

For more information contact:
Mark Ostgarden (City staff)   |   mostgarden@ci.brainerd.mn.us   |   218-828-2309

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Columbia Heights

Date action report first entered:   02/27/2014

Implementation details:
The comprehensive plan is referenced by the City code and especially for the zoning ordinances Chapter 9: Land Use. See attached sampling.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.columbia-heights.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=148             view file

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Cottage Grove

Date action report first entered:   04/03/2012

Implementation details:
Adopted City policies stipulate that all rezoning decisions must conform to the Future Land Use Plan and all new development must conform to the Staging Plan established in the adopted City Vision 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

For more information contact:
Ryan Burfeind (City staff)   |   rburfeind@cottage-grove.org   |   651-458-2899

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Crystal

Date action report first entered:   12/18/2014
Date of last report update:   12/18/2014

Implementation details:
The Crystal Zoning Ordinance is consistent with the October 2011 issue of the Crystal Comprehensive Plan.

For more information contact:
Anne Norris (City staff)   |   Anne.Norris@crystalmn.gov   |   763-531-1140

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Duluth

Date action report first entered:   05/25/2014
Date of last report update:   12/02/2016
Year action initially completed:   2010

Implementation details:
The City adopted the Unified Development Chapter (UDC) of the City's legislative code in 2010 to implement the City of Duluth's 2006 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The Comprehensive Land Use Plan is referenced both generally at the beginning of the UDC as the goal for all zoning, land use, and development ordinances, as well as specifically at the start of individual ordinances

Descriptive links: http://www.duluthmn.gov/media/119184/FinalMasterJuly2013UDCColor.pdf

For more information contact:
Adam Fulton (City staff)   |   afulton@hermantownmn.com   |   218-729-3618

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Eagan

Date action report first entered:   01/11/2011

Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Plan are consistent. This action is fulfilled already with the city ordinances. For example, the following language is included in the City's ordinances pertaining to the comprehensive plan: "These regulations are adopted for the following purposes: (1) To protect and provide for the public health, safety and general welfare of the city; (2) to guide the future growth and development of the city in accordance with the comprehensive guide plan, the official map and the capital improvement program of the city; ..." See http://library1.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=13070&doc_action=whatsnew

Descriptive links: http://library1.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=13070&doc_action=whatsnew

For more information contact:
Eric MAcbeth (City staff)   |   emacbeth@cityofeagan.com   |   651/675-5330

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Eden Prairie

Date action report first entered:   10/09/2013

Implementation details:
There are multilple references within Chaper 11 of the Zoning Code that reference the Comprehensive Guide Plan as the foundational document for decision making starting with the following: CHAPTER 11 LAND USE REGULATIONS (ZONING) SECTION 11.01. OBJECTIVES. This Chapter is adopted to protect and to promote the public health, safety, peace, comfort, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare, and specifically to achieve the following objectives: (1) to assist in the implementation of the City Comprehensive Guide Plan as amended; (2) to foster a harmonious, convenient workable relationship among land uses; (3) to promote the stability of existing land uses that conform with the Guide Plan and to protect them from inharmonious influences and harmful intrusions; (4) to insure that public and private lands ultimately are used for the purposes which are most appropriate and most beneficial from the standpoint of the City as a whole; (5) to prevent excessive population densities and over-crowding of the land with structures; (6) to promote a safe, effective traffic circulation system; (7) to foster the provision of adequate off-street parking and off-street truck loading facilities; (8) to facilitate the appropriate location of community facilities and institutions; (9) to provide human and physical resources of sufficient quantity and quality to sustain needed public services and facilities; (10) to protect and enhance real property values; and, (11) to safeguard and enhance the appearance of the City, including natural amenities of hills, woods, lakes, and ponds.

Descriptive links: http://www.edenprairie.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=77

For more information contact:
Tania Mahtani (City staff)   |   tmahtani@edenprairie.org   |   952-949-8413

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Edina

Date action report first entered:   10/10/2011

Implementation details:
Edina's regulatory ordinances comply with the comprehensive plan including but not limited to having the zoning ordinance explicitly reference the comprehensive plan as the foundational document for decision making. See City Code 850.01 "The Council finds that Edina has emerged from an era exemplified by unparalleled growth and development and has entered a period of stability, reuse and redevelopment; that some of the standards and regulations which guided initial development of the City are not appropriate for guiding future development and redevelopment; and that standards and regulations for guiding future development and redevelopment should be based upon the stated goals, objectives and policies of the Comprehensive Plan of this City, as from time to time amended, which constitutes the City's statement of philosophy concerning the use of land within its jurisdiction. Through the enactment of this Section, the Council intends to implement this statement of philosophy so as to provide for the orderly and planned development and redevelopment of lands and waters in Edina, to maintain an attractive living and working environment in Edina, to preserve and enhance the high quality residential character of Edina and to promote the public health, safety and general welfare. Specifically, this Section is intended to implement the following objectives, some of which are contained in the Comprehensive Plan:..."

For more information contact:
Tara Brown (City staff)   |   tbrown@edinamn.gov   |   952-826-1621

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Elk River

Date action report first entered:   11/24/2010

Implementation details:
This is a requirement for our city government and is implied with the adoption of the comprehensive plan. It is specifically stated in the Citys Municipal Code: Sec. 30-654. Standards for issuance, Sec. 30-658. Interim uses, Sec. 30-1564. PUD planned unit development district, Sec. 30-1583. CRT commercial reserve transitional district, Sec. 30-1837. AT antenna tower overlay district, Sec. 30-1914. Conditional uses, etc.

Descriptive links: http://library.municode.com/HTML/13427/level2/COOR_CH30LADERE.html#TOPTITLE

For more information contact:
Amanda Bednar (City staff)   |   ABednar@ElkRiverMN.gov   |   763-635-1068

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Elko New Market

Date action report first entered:   04/11/2014
Date of last report update:   04/30/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
Individual ordinances, where related to the Comp Plan, and all City programs/projects now contain a Cover Sheet that links the Elko New Market's Vision Statement; 5-Year Goals; and Community-Oriented Government Philosophy to all city actions, including the Comp Plan

Descriptive links: www.ci.enm.mn.us

For more information contact:
Mark Nagel (City staff)   |   mnagel@ci.enm.mn.us   |   952-461-2777

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Ely

Date action report first entered:   04/28/2016
Date of last report update:   04/28/2016

Implementation details:
Regulatory ordinances comply with the comprehensive plan.

For more information contact:
Harold Langowski (City staff)   |   elyod@ely.mn.us   |   218-226-5474

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Faribault

Date action report first entered:   12/16/2016
Date of last report update:   12/16/2016
Year action initially completed:   2011
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City adopted our Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) on Dec. 1, 2011. The primary purpose of the ordinance states it was adopted to implement the policies of the City's Land Use Plan, a component of the Comprehensive Plan. See UDO 1-30 (1).

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.faribault.mn.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/431             view file

For more information contact:
Dave Wanberg (City staff)   |   dwanberg@ci.faribault.mn.us   |   507-333-0350

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Farmington

Date action report first entered:   08/04/2011

Implementation details:
The City updated its City Code to comply with the 2030 Comprehensive Plan in 2008.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The City Code is in compliance with the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

Descriptive links: http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=463

For more information contact:
Adam Kienberger (City staff)   |   akienberger@ci.farmington.mn.us   |   651-280-6820

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Fergus Falls

Date action report first entered:   01/14/2016
Date of last report update:   01/14/2016

Implementation details:
The City of Fergus Falls has official zoning map (ground zoning, shoreline zoning and airport zoning) and a 2040-2050 plan.

For more information contact:
Len Taylor (City staff)   |   len.taylor@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us   |   218-332-5418

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Fridley

Date action report first entered:   11/27/2017
Date of last report update:   11/27/2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
"[Achieving] the goals and objectives and to guide and direct the community’s development based on the “Comprehensive Plan” as adopted by the City Council" is listed as a goal of the City of Fridley's zoning regulations.

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For more information contact:
Rachel Workin (City staff)   |   rachel.workin@fridleymn.gov   |   763-572-3594

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Grand Rapids

Date action report first entered:   12/20/2012

Implementation details:
Adopted in 2007 Sec 30-32-Duties and responsibilities (1) Preparation of city plan.It shall be the function and duty of the planning commission to prepare and adopt a comprenhensive city plan for the physical development of the city Upon the adoption of the city plan or section thereof in order that they will serve as a pattern and guide for the orderly physical development of the city and as a basis or the efficient expenditure of th e funds thereof relating to the subjects of such city plan. Such means shall consist of a zoning ordinance, the control of subdivision plats, a plan of future streets, coordination of the normal public improvemnts of the city,a longterm program of capital expenditures and such other matters as will accomplish the purpose of this article.

For more information contact:
Julie Kennedy (City staff)   |   jakennedy@grpuc.org   |   218-326-7024

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Hastings

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2016
Date of last report update:   04/27/2016

Implementation details:
Adopted

For more information contact:
John Hinzman (City staff)   |   jhinzman@hastingsmn.gov   |   651-480-2378

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Hopkins

Date action report first entered:   08/16/2012

Implementation details:
The Comprehensive Plan states the City's current policy position on a number of issues including land use, housing, transportation, parks and utilities. It describes how Hopkins is likely to change and helps guide recommendations made by Hopkins boards and commissions to the City Council. Additionally, it is used by property owners and developers when considering the future use of property.Best Practice #6, Action 1, has been accomplished by the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan in 2009. The attached is the Hopkins Zoning Ordinance No.515-570 linking the Comprehensive Plan to the Zoning Code that has been passed effective 7-26-12 to fulfill Best Practice #6 Action 2,under "Land Use".

Descriptive links: http://www.hopkinsmn.com/development/plan/index.php             view file

For more information contact:
Kersten Elverum (City staff)   |   kelverum@hopkinsmn.com   |   952-548-6340

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Inver Grove Heights

Date action report first entered:   07/05/2017
Date of last report update:   07/05/2017
Year action initially completed:   2002
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
City of Inver Grove Heights Zoning Ordinance states that the ordinance is adopted for the purpose of "implementing the policies and goals of the city comprehensive plan". (City code: 10-1-2: I)

For more information contact:
Ally Hillstrom (City staff)   |   ahillstrom@invergroveheights.org   |   651-604-8511

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Isanti

Date action report first entered:   12/23/2015
Date of last report update:   12/23/2015

Implementation details:
Section 1, Subdivision 3 of Zoning Ordinance No. 445 States:It is the policy of the City of Isanti that the enforcement, amendment, and administration of this Ordinance be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations contained within the City of Isanti Comprehensive Plan as the policy is responsible for the regulation of land use and development in accordance with the policies set forth within this Ordinance.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityofisanti.us/govt/ordinances-code/ordinances-and-code

For more information contact:
Ryan Kernosky (City staff)   |   rkernosky@cityofisanti.us   |   763-444-5512

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Jordan

Date action report first entered:   06/14/2016
Date of last report update:   08/12/2016

Implementation details:
Zoning code (154.035) designates the power of the comprehensive plan saying, "the Council and Planning Commission shall give due regard to the Comprehensive Plan."

Descriptive links: http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Minnesota/jordan_mn/cityofjordanminnesotacodeofordinances?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:jordan_mn             view file

For more information contact:
Lauren Walburg (City staff)   |   lwalburg@jordanmn.gov   |   952-492-7928

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Kasson

Date action report first entered:   05/13/2011

Implementation details:
Completed: Our codes refer to our comprehensive plan and specifically references the plan as the foundation document for decision making.

For more information contact:
Nancy Zaworski (City staff)   |   financedept@cityofkasson.com   |   507-634-6321

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La Prairie

Date action report first entered:   03/20/2012

Implementation details:
Amend the Zoning Ordinance to reflect inclusion of a reference to the comp plan

Outcome measures/metrics:
Completed January 2012

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Lake Elmo

Date action report first entered:   05/02/2013

Implementation details:
The City of Lake Elmo has been working on reorganizing the structure of the City's Zoning Code. In the General Provisions of the Zoning Code, the purpose (Section 154.002)of the Code is to implement the City of Lake Elmo's Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

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For more information contact:
Jake Foster (City staff)   |   jfoster@lakeelmo.org   |   651-747-3908

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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Date action report first entered:   05/23/2017
Date of last report update:   05/23/2017
Year action initially completed:   2006
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The Leech Lake Land Use Ordinance serves as the decision-making document and regulates both trust and fee lands on the Reservation.

For more information contact:
Brandy Toft (Community volunteer)   |   air@lldrm.org   |   218-335-7429

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Mahtomedi

Date action report first entered:   02/01/2013

Implementation details:
Reference within the Zoning Ordinance to the City's Comprehensive plan can be found in Section 11.01, Subdivision 3 of the City Code (attached). The City's Zoning Ordinance is intended to enforce the policies of the Comprehensive Plan.

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For more information contact:
Scott Neilson (City staff)   |   sneilson@ci.mahtomedi.mn.us   |   651-426-3344

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Mankato

Date action report first entered:   05/03/2013

Implementation details:
Conformance with comprehensive plan is referenced at following points within City of Mankato zoning ordinance: 10.90a : PART X. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT. 5.000 Planning Agency. The Planning Agency shall have the following responsibilities: D. Review, hold public hearings, and prepare recommendations on any proposed change to the City's comprehensive planning policies and plans, including this Chapter. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.92 : Conditional Use Permits. 5.000 Standards. The Planning Agency shall only recommend the granting of the Conditional Use Permit, granting the Conditional Use Permit subject to conditions, or denying the conditional use based on written findings of fact with regard to each of the standards set forth below and, where applicable, any special standards for specific uses set forth in the provisions of a specific zoning district. B. It is in keeping with the comprehensive planning policies of the City and this Chapter as amended from time to time. 10.98 : Amendments. 5.000 Standards for Amendments. In making their determination, the City Council shall consider the following: A. Whether the proposed amendment is consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, as adopted and amended from time to time by the City Council.

For more information contact:
Molly Westman (City staff)   |   mwestman@mankatomn.gov   |   507-387-8571

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Maple Grove

Date action report first entered:   01/17/2013

Implementation details:
Here is the language from our Zoning Code: (c) Relation to comprehensive municipal plan. It is the policy of the city that the enforcement, amendment, and administration of this chapter be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations contained in the comprehensive municipal plan as developed and amended from time to time by the planning commission and city council. The council recognizes the comprehensive municipal plan as the policy for responsibility to regulate land use and development in accordance with the policies and purpose set forth in this chapter.

For more information contact:
Peter Vickerman (City staff)   |   PVickerman@maplegrovemn.gov   |   763-494-6046

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Marine on Saint Croix

Date action report first entered:   01/04/2016
Date of last report update:   01/16/2016

Implementation details:
The Marine on St. Croix Code: Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations document, approved August 2006, states in Section 1, #105: Relationship to Comprehensive Plan -- It is the policy of the City of Marine on St. Croix that the enforcement, amendment, and administration of this Ordinance be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations contained in the City Comprehensive Plan as developed and amended from time to time by the Planning Commission and City Council of the City. The City Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document for zoning.

Descriptive links: http://www.marine.govoffice.com/vertical/sites/%7BE6A156D5-6FCB-4DD8-BA60-2F231F862CF9%7D/uploads/%7B8FA85380-CE7E-4BB9-A7E8-42A5B8F41999%7D.PDF

For more information contact:
Anne Reich (Community volunteer)   |   reichmn@gmail.com   |   651-433-1341

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Marshall

Date action report first entered:   08/22/2012

Implementation details:
Regulatory ordinances comply with the city comprehensive plan and the plan is referenced in the CODE OF ORDINANCES CITY OF MARSHALL. The comprehensive plan is listed as a basis for several ordinances.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The following are links to specific ordinances referencing the comprehensive plan: http://library.municode.com/HTML/13297/level3/PTIICOOR_CH66SU_ARTIINGE.html#PTIICOOR_CH66SU_ARTIINGE_S66-2PUCH http://library.municode.com/HTML/13297/level3/PTIICOOR_CH66SU_ARTIINGE.html#PTIICOOR_CH66SU_ARTIINGE_S66-9COPLPLCHPRADRU http://library.municode.com/HTML/13297/level3/PTIICOOR_CH86ZO_ARTIINGE.html#PTIICOOR_CH86ZO_ARTIINGE_S86-3PUINCH http://library.municode.com/HTML/13297/level3/PTIICOOR_CH86ZO_ARTIINGE.html#PTIICOOR_CH86ZO_ARTIINGE_S86-5IN

Descriptive links: http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=13297

For more information contact:
Glenn Olson (City staff)   |   Glenn.Olson@ci.marshall.mn.com   |   507-537-6773

Partners:
City of Marshall

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Moorhead

Date action report first entered:   12/17/2017
Date of last report update:   12/17/2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
10-1-4 of the Moorhead City Code states: "The council recognizes the city comprehensive plan as the policy for regulating land use and development in accordance with the policies and purpose herein set forth."

Descriptive links: http://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/m_index.php?book_id=530

For more information contact:
Dan Mahli (City staff)   |   dan.mahli@cityofmoorhead.com   |   218-299-5314

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Morris

Date action report first entered:   05/03/2017
Date of last report update:   05/03/2017
Year action initially completed:   2015
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Morris' Zoning Map

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For more information contact:
Blaine Hill (City staff)   |   bhill@ci.morris.mn.us   |   320-589-3141

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Mountain Iron

Date action report first entered:   11/13/2015
Date of last report update:   11/13/2015

Implementation details:
Section 154.001 of the Mountain Iron City Code states that the it is to insure and facilitate the appropriate location for and use of structures and facilities in accord with the Comprehensive Guide Plan for the city

Descriptive links: http://www.mtniron.com/viewCodes.php?cid=38

For more information contact:
Craig Wainio (City staff)   |   cwainio@ci.mountain-iron.mn.us   |   218-748-7570

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New Brighton

Date action report first entered:   05/03/2016
Date of last report update:   05/03/2016

Implementation details:
(2) Chapter 11 of the City’s Comprehensive Plan states that zoning is the official controls to implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, guiding all decision making in order to protect the general health and welfare of the public. The City has adopted an official Zoning Map and Zoning Code that is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and which guides land use and development within the City.

For more information contact:
Craig Schlichting (City staff)   |   craig.schlichting@newbrightonmn.gov   |   651-638-2056

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New Germany

Date action report first entered:   04/24/2017
Date of last report update:   04/24/2017
Year action initially completed:   tm
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Map of the City shows all zoning areas. We are in the process of updating the map with updating the Comp Plan.

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For more information contact:
Twyla Menth (City staff)   |   ngcityhall@gmail.com   |   952-353-2488

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North Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   04/23/2013

Implementation details:
North St. Paul Zoning Code lists in it's purpose and intent that development and redevelopment utilize the comprehensive plan as a foundational document. The Zoning Code States: To require development and redevelopment to occur in accordance with the goals, policies and plans established in the comprehensive plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.north-saint-paul.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={8BCD8A36-3450-45AD-A74D-994EB67E9137}

For more information contact:
Keith Stachowski (City staff)   |   Keith.Stachowski@northstpaul.org   |   651-747-2423

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Oakdale

Date action report first entered:   07/27/2012

Implementation details:
The Oakdale Zoning Code includes language incorporating the Comprehensive Plan.

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For more information contact:
Jen Hassebroek (City staff)   |   jen.hassebroek@ci.oakdale.mn.us   |   651-730-2723

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Pierz

Date action report first entered:   03/12/2018
Date of last report update:   03/12/2018
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
2015-2017 The City of Pierz worked on updating their zoning ordinance, as well as their land use zoning map.

Descriptive links: http://www.pierzmn.org/index.asp?SEC=E45E99EA-098F-4B1B-9763-F9CA56132701&DE=980F5768-A0F9-43C1-9001-F623F0F92232&Type=B_BASIC             view file

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Pine City

Date action report first entered:   04/11/2014
Date of last report update:   05/29/2015

Implementation details:
Each time the City adopts a new comprehensive plan, a committee is formed to ensure compatibility with the municipal development and other regulatory ordinances in the City.

Outcome measures/metrics:
A committee has been formed to review the Municipal Development Ordinance to ensure compliance with and conformity to the 2013 Pine City Comprehensive Plan.

For more information contact:
Andrew Mack, AICP (City staff)   |   Amack@pinecitygov.com   |   320-629-2575

Partners:
Ordinance Review Committee (Public)

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Red Wing

Date action report first entered:   01/30/2013

Implementation details:
Our zoning code specifically references consistency with the comprehensive plan as a "finding-a-fact" when making zoning permit decisions. (http://www.red-wing.org/comprehensiveplan.html)

Descriptive links: http://www.red-wing.org/comprehensiveplan.html

For more information contact:
Paul Drotos (City staff)   |   paul.drotos@ci.red-wing.mn.us   |   651-410-6744

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Rochester

Date action report first entered:   05/16/2011

Implementation details:
The Rochester Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Manual makes dozens of references the City's Long Range Transportation Plan, Land Use Plan, Housing Plan, Complete Streets Policy, and Policy on Affordable Housing and Diversity, requiring adherence to related policies and maps.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.rochester.mn.us/departments/planning_zoning/landdevman.asp

For more information contact:
Jeff Ellerbusch (City staff)   |   ellerbusch.jeff@CO.OLMSTED.MN.US   |   507-328-7132

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Rosemount

Date action report first entered:   03/06/2012

Implementation details:
The City of Rosemount's Zoning Ordinance acknowledges the Comprehensive Plan as the foundational document for decision making in Section 11-1-2: Purpose.

Descriptive links: http://tinyurl.com/7d5c9xk

For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff)   |   anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us   |   651-322-2090

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Royalton

Date action report first entered:   12/29/2010

Implementation details:
The City of Royalton has a Zoning Ordinance that covers single/muti-family dwellings, highway commercial, industrial and business districts.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The Zoning Ordinance was updated in 2009 and its changes are reflected in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan 2011

Descriptive links: http://www.royaltonmn.com/Zoning/zoningordinances.html             view file

For more information contact:
Andrea Lauer (Elected official)   |   mayor@royaltonmn.com   |   320-630-2229

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Saint Anthony

Date action report first entered:   05/05/2011

Implementation details:
The City recodified all City ordinances in 2010 in accordance with the 2008 Comprehensive Plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.saint-anthony.mn.us

For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff)   |   jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us   |   612-782-3314

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Saint Louis Park

Date action report first entered:   03/17/2016
Date of last report update:   03/17/2016

Implementation details:
General provisions of the Zoning Code require that all development comply with the Comprehensive Plan.

Descriptive links: http://www.stlouispark.org/webfiles/file/zoning-code/Article_I.pdf

For more information contact:
Shannon Pinc (City staff)   |   spinc@stlouispark.org   |   952-924-2191

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Saint Paul Park

Date action report first entered:   03/01/2013

Implementation details:
Within the Zoning Code, reference to the City's Comprehensive Plan may be found in Sec. 74-3 as shown below. The entire Zoning Code may be found through the City's website. Sec. 74-3. - Relation to comprehensive municipal plan. It is the policy of the city that the enforcement, amendment, and administration of this chapter be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations contained in the comprehensive municipal plan as developed and amended from time to time by the planning commission and city council. The council recognizes the comprehensive municipal plan as the policy for responsibility to regulate land use and development in accordance with the policies and purposes set forth in this chapter.

For more information contact:
Kevin Walsh (City staff)   |   kwalsh@stpaulpark.org   |   651-459-9785

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Scandia

Date action report first entered:   11/03/2010
Date of last report update:   06/10/2014

Implementation details:
Following the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, the City adopted a new Development Code in 2010. The code makes reference to the Comprehensive Plan in many locations. For example, Chap. 2, Section 5.0 Land Development lays out four types of land development "to help the City achieve the goals in the Comprehensive Plan."

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.scandia.mn.us/index.asp?SEC=8C29BCA9-2C17-466B-8FBF-53F039C7ECE3&DE=B4D307A1-7530-4870-9197-84917634A24A&Type=B_BASIC             view file

For more information contact:
Neil Soltis (City staff)   |   n.soltis@ci.scandia.mn.us   |   651-433-2274

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Sherburn

Date action report first entered:   02/17/2015
Date of last report update:   02/17/2015

Implementation details:
The comprehensive plan is referenced by the City code for the physical development of the City in Section 205.04: Duties and Powers of the Commission, Comprehensive Plan.

Descriptive links: http://nebula.wsimg.com/354e85bea6d0fa933e7df51f73ca3842?AccessKeyId=7DFB687E0C10617CDFBE&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

For more information contact:
Kym Christiansen (City staff)   |   kym.christiansen@cityofsherburn.com   |   507-764-4491

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South Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   04/28/2016
Date of last report update:   04/28/2016

Implementation details:
Section 118-2 of the city's zoning ordinance states the following regarding the relation of the zoning ordinance to the comprehensive plan: It is the policy of the city that the enactment, amendment, and administration of this chapter be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations contained in the comprehensive municipal plan as developed and amended from time to time by the planning commission. The city council recognizes the comprehensive municipal plan as the planning commission's recommendations for the regulations of use and development in accordance with the policies and purpose herein set forth.

For more information contact:
Deb Griffith (City staff)   |   dgriffith@southstpaul.org   |   651-554-3230

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Victoria

Date action report first entered:   11/26/2013
Date of last report update:   05/01/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Victoria's Zoning Code states that development and redevelopment occur in accordance with the goals, policies and plans established in the comprehensive plan. Additionally several other areas within the City's Code of Ordinances compliance and conformity with the City's Comprehensive Plan is mentioned.

Descriptive links: http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=19963             view file

For more information contact:
Madison Fox-Christensen (City staff)   |   mfoxchristensen@ci.victoria.mn.us   |   952-443-4219

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Woodbury

Date action report first entered:   04/23/2013

Implementation details:
Although the Woodbury City Code had always met the intention of the most recent Comprehensive Plan, the City Code was updated to more clearly reflect the 2030 Comprehensive Plan on October 24, 2012. In the City Code updates, many clear linkages to the 2030 Comprehensive Plan were added. For example, the first criteria for granting a Conditional Use Permit is, “Consistency with the comprehensive plan.” (Section 24-43, paragraph a). Many other examples can be found throughout the City Code.

For more information contact:
Mark Huonder (City staff)   |   mhuonder@ci.woodbury.mn.us   |   651-714-3535

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Chanhassen pending

Date action report first entered:   01/09/2019
Date of last report update:   01/09/2019
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The city of Chanhassen's Comprehensive Plan is referenced often in Chapter 20 - Zoning in the City Code. Other chapters that use it as a foundation document inlcude Chapter 2 - Administration, Ch. 7 - Building and Building regulations, Ch 15 - Planning and Development and Ch. 18 - Subdivisions.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/1328/Comprehensive-Plan

For more information contact:
Jill Sinclair (City staff)   |   jsinclair@ci.chanhassen.mn.us   |   952-227-1133

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Crosslake pending

Date action report first entered:   01/29/2019
Date of last report update:   01/29/2019
Year action initially completed:   2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City of Crosslake Code of Ordinances Chapter 26 Land Use effective 10-14-14 was revised 10-16-18 using the updated Comprehensive Plan as a foundation for changes.

Descriptive links: https://www.cityofcrosslake.org/vertical/sites/%7BFEA8DD90-54F2-4E30-BF15-72B67E6DC206%7D/uploads/Chapter_26_UPDATE__4-14-2014_rev_10-16-2018.pdf

For more information contact:
Martha Steele (Community volunteer)   |   steeles@brainerd.net   |   218-765-4041

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Pine River pending

Date action report first entered:   05/06/2011

Implementation details:
In progress. The community's current Minnesota GreenCorps member is evaluating Pine River's comprehensive plan for consistency with its zoning ordinance. The member will present a report with recommendations to the city council by August, 2011.

Outcome measures/metrics:
We hope parts of the zoning ordinance will be changed, if necessary, to reflect the comprehensive plan.

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greenstep advisor
Suzanne Rhees, AICP, Conservation Projects Coordinator, MN Board of Water and Soil Resources: 651/296-0768, suzanne.rhees@state.mn.us