Typically, residential related applications require administrative or Planning Commission approval. Commercial projects generally require both Planning Commission and City Council approval.
A link to the regulations of the Development Code is also provided.
See below for the various Planning / Zoning applications.
Comprehensive Guide Plan Amendment. The process to amend the City's Comprehensive Plan is similar to the process noted above, with an additional required review by the Metropolitan Council.
Rezoning. Amendments to the Development Ordinance or to the Zoning District Map boundaries may be initiated by the City Council, the Planning Commission or an affected property owner. Approval or denial is granted by the City Council after the Planning Commission holds a required public hearing and forwards a recommendation to the City Council.
Comprehensive Sign Plan review is required for multi-tenant building or where signage proposed does not conform to the provisions of the sign regulations.
Planned Unit Development (PUD) review consists of three distinct applications and review. Concept Stage PUD addresses land use compatibility. Development Stage PUD is a detailed review of site and subdivision plans. The Final Stage review is to determine compliance with the prior approvals.
Site and Building Plan Review is required for development, alteration or expansion of any use on property in all districts, except for single family detached dwellings.
Sign Permit is required prior to the installation of a sign. They are regulated by the City's Development Ordinance, Section 208.
Temporary Sale/Event permits are required when there is a temporary sale or event.
Conditional Use permits are also required for certain uses which, upon approval, may then be established within a floodplain.
Accessory Apartment: The establishment of an Accessory Apartment for single family residents
Detached Accessory Structure Permit: A Detached Accessory Structure Permit is required to permit construction of an accessory building in the front (street) yard of a lake lot.
Home Occupation: The establishment of a Home Occupation, located on property in a Residential District.
Minor Subdivision: Approval by the City Council is required for Minor Subdivisions resulting in three or fewer parcels.
Residential Design Review is required for construction, reconstruction, alteration or addition to dwellings on substandard lots.
Variance: A variance from the literal provisions of the Development Code can be granted by the Planning Commission when strict compliance would cause undue hardship.