City Code Updates

The City of Lindstrom is undergoing a process to update the Land Usage Title of the City Code in order to implement the City’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan, reflect current development trends, and make the code easier to implement. The City’s last major code update occurred more than 30 years ago in 1987. The Land Usage Title includes the City’s Zoning Code, Subdivision Code, and Zoning Map.

The Zoning Code is the set of rules that identifies how individual properties within the City can be used. It also sets standards for how buildings may be developed or changed. The Zoning Code is structured by dividing the City into districts and then identifying what can occur in each district. The Zoning Code also includes standards that apply to all districts, such as parking, landscaping, screening, signage, etc. The Zoning Map shows where the City’s zoning districts are located. Chisago County has an interactive map where an individual property’s existing zoning can be identified.

The City’s Subdivision Regulations shape how properties can be subdivided into smaller parcels for development or sale. The regulations include standards pertaining to lots, streets, infrastructure such as water and sewer, and public areas. 

The Planning Commission will be considering proposed changes to multiple chapters of the City Code and the Zoning Map at their October 7, 2021 meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in City Council Chambers at Lindstrom City Hall at 13292 Sylvan Avenue.

Interested parties are welcome to attend the Planning Commission meeting in-person or virtually. If attending virtually and wishing to comment orally, please see the City’s website for meeting information or call 651-325-6071.

Written comments may be emailed to [email protected] or may be sent via mail to Lindstrom City Hall (13292 Sylvan Ave, Lindstrom, MN 55045). Comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29th will be included in the meeting packet materials, while those received after will be shared at the meeting. Both oral and written testimony from the public will be considered at the time of the hearing.

Click on one of the following links to see drafts of the proposed amendments to the Land Usage Title of the City Code or the Zoning Map.

September 15, 2021 Draft

Proposed Zoning Map

Highlights for Proposed Code Changes- R1 to R2

Chapter 151 Zoning
Chapter 152 Subdivision
Chapter 153 Building Regulations; Construction
 
Chapter 154 Definitions