About P&Z

Planning and Zoning Commission

Phone – 218-525-5705 Town Hall

Planning Commission meetings are held each month on the 4th Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall.
Working meetings and public hearings are posted at official posting sites.

Meetings are open to the public and Town residents are encouraged to attend.

 

Planning & Zoning News:

Draft Comprehensive Land Use Plan

The Draft CLUP is available as of January 13, 2020 for public review and comment: Draft Town of Duluth Comprehensive Land Use Plan

There will be two open houses for the Draft Comprehensive Land Use Plan:

Thursday, January 16th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and
Saturday, January 18th/CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW. YOU CAN STILL EMAIL COMMENTS TO townclerk@lakenet.com

Members of the Community Steering Group, the folks who developed the Draft CLUP, will be present and the public is invited to review the draft Plan, ask questions, discuss the Plan and to provide written comments. We hope you can attend one of the Open Houses, but if not, comments on the Draft CLUP can also be submitted to the Steering Group by email Planning & Zoning, U.S. mail (Town Hall, 6092 Homestead Rd, Duluth MN 55804), or by dropping them off at the Town Hall.

 

Background Documents for the Draft Comprehensive Land Use Plan

The first step in updating the Plan was to identify the Township’s core community values. The Core Community Value Statements can be seen here: Core Community Values

As a part of the CLUP updating process, Planning staff has prepared a report, Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Review of the 2002 Comprehensive Land Use Plan 2002-2018. The purpose of this report is to determine the accomplishments made towards meeting the vision of the 2002 CLUP and to provide other pertinent information about the Township in order to identify issues, concerns, and opportunities that help form planning questions to address in updating the CLUP. The report can be seen here: Looking Back, Looking Forward

 

10.11.18 Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Number 5

10.11.18 Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Number 5 is in effect as of October 11, 2018.
The changes include
• Alteration of requirements for driveway placement and design.
• Amendment of the process for proposal, evaluation, public hearing, and adoption of amendments to the Zoning Ordinance or Map.
• Alteration of public notice requirements for variances.
• Increase of permit fees for a site entry onto a Town Road and for accessory structures and decks.
• Establishment of requirements for residential solar energy systems.
• Establishment of definitions, applicability, performance standards, conditional use requirements for commercial uses not falling under existing commercial use definitions.
• Removal of one parcel on the west side of the LIU-3A zone district located on Bergquist Road from LIU-3A to MUNS-4.

 

New Planning Commission Meeting Start Time

Beginning May 24, 2018, Planning Commission meetings will begin at 6:30 pm

 

Short-term Rental Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Number 5

Short-term Rental Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Number 5 is now in effect, as of February 8, 2018

 

Zoning Ordinance Number 5

Zoning Ordinance Number 5 is now in effect, as of December 31, 2015.

 

Stormwater, Erosion, and Sediment Control Ordinance

The Stormwater, Erosion, and Sediment Control Ordinance is now in effect, as of December 31, 2015. This new Ordinance is in response to USEPA and MPCA requirements.

 

Planning Commission Members

Liz Strohmayer (2022)
Wayne Dahlberg (2020)
Jerry Hauge (2021)
Larry Zanko (2021)
Dave Edblom (2020)
Pam West (2022)
Angela Wilson (2022)

E-mail: Planning & Zoning

Sue Lawson Planning Director
Beth Mullan Secretary
E-mail: Planning & Zoning

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Zoning Ordinance Number 5

10.11.18 Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Number 5

Short-term Rental Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Number 5
February 8, 2018

Stormwater, Erosion, and Sediment Control Ordinance

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Zoning Map

Reference Maps

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

Duluth Township Trails Plan

Forms, Instructions and Fees:

Land Use (Building) Permit Application Instructions
Land Use (Building) Permit Application
Land Use Permit Fees

Site Entry Permit

Land Disturbance Permit Application
Land Disturbance Permit Fees

Parcel Subdivision: Information and Form

Application for Variance
Application for Conditional Use
Fees

Links:

Lake Superior Streams 

Illicit Discharge Fact Sheet

MN Department of Agriculture Noxious and Invasive Weed Program