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:
Proposed Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Number 6: Public Hearing June 23, 2022
The Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall at 6092 Homestead Road, Duluth, MN 55804 for a public hearing to consider the following amendment of the Town of Duluth Zoning Ordinance and Map Number 6.
In Zoning Ordinance Number 6, Community and Large-Scale Solar Arrays are allowed as a conditional use in Article V, Table 5.3. However, the requirements for Community and Large-Scale Solar Arrays are listed under Article VIII, Performance Standards. This creates ambiguity regarding the use. The proposed amendment moves the requirements for Community and Large-Scale Solar Arrays from Article VIII, Performance Standards, to Article IX, Conditional Uses, where they were originally intended. Language may be added to clarify that Table 5.3 takes precedence in determining a use classification.
Town of Duluth Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map No. 6 have been adopted as of April 20, 2022
The Town of Duluth Zoning Ordinance Number 6 and Zoning Map Number 6 are in effect as of April 20, 2022. The Planning Commission has completed the year long process of updating the Town’s current Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map. An Open House was held in October of 2021 to present Draft Zoning Ordinance No. 6 and the accompanying Zoning Map. A Public Hearing was held in December of 2021 on Proposed Zoning Ordinance No. 6 and Proposed Zoning Map No. 6. After considering all comments received at both meetings, as well as submitted written comments, the Commission put forward the Recommended Zoning Ordinance No. 6 and Recommended Zoning Map No. 6 to the Town Board of Supervisors for their consideration. The Town Board voted unanimously to adopt Zoning Ordinance No. 6 and Zoning Map No. 6 on April 12, 2022. Following legal notification in the Town’s newspaper of record, the Duluth News Tribune, on April 20, 2022, Ordinance No. 6 and Zoning Map No. 6 are in effect.
The Town would like to thank all members of the community who participated in the process.
The Town of Duluth Comprehensive Land Use Plan has been adopted as of August 13, 2020
Background Documents for the Comprehensive Land Use Plan
As a part of the 2019/2020 update of the CLUP, the Community Steering Group for the CLUP elicited input from Township residents to identify the Township’s core community values. The Core Community Value Statements can be seen here: Core Community Values
To assist in updating the CLUP, Planning Staff prepared a report, Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Review of the 2002 Comprehensive Land Use Plan 2002-2018. The purpose of this report was 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 for updating the CLUP. The report can be seen here: Looking Back, Looking Forward
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
Dave Edblom (2020)
Pam West (2022)
Angela Wilson (2022)
Blane Tetreault (2023)
Dave Meyer (2024)
Tony Mancuso (2025)
Sue Lawson Planning Director
Liz Strohmayer Planning Assistant
Beth Mullan Secretary
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