Community Planning & Economic Development

Planning and Zoning
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Planning Handouts and Technical Bulletins


  • Land Use Application Process Guide (PDF) – A detailed narrative describing the Land Use application process. Applications are required for land uses that require approval from the City Planning Commission or Board of Adjustment, such as variances and conditional use permits.
  • Land Use and Zoning Overview (PDF) – An overview of the different types of land use applications, relevant planning policies, and roles and responsibilities in the land use and zoning approvals process.
  • Instructions for Electronic Submittal - The goals of these instructions are to make a plan set easy to navigate for board and commission members, reduce the file size, and have a quality visual.
  • Recording Conditional Use Permit Approvals (PDF) - Detailed instructions on recording a conditional use permit with the Hennepin County Recorder or Registrar of Titles.

Site Plan Review

Site Plan Review applies to the establishment or expansion of any building, principal use or freestanding accessory parking garage listed in Table 535-1, except as otherwise provided in Chapter 530. CPED has developed the following resources related to new residential and commercial development that is subject to these standards:

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Comprehensive Plan


Last updated Jul 20, 2020



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