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.
The November 2022 Planning Commission meeting will be held Wednesday November 30, 2022.
There will be no December 2022 Planning Commission meeting.
Meetings are open to the public and Town residents are encouraged to attend.
Planning & Zoning News:
Amendment 6.2 to Zoning Ordinance Number 6
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday November 30 at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall to consider proposed amendments to Zoning Ordinance Number 6. The public is invited to comment on the proposed changes through written comments (dropped off at the Town Hall or submitted by mail or email) or through appearing at the public hearing. The proposed amendment consists of wording clarifications, correction of an error, and an increase of the annual fee for a low-frequency short-term rental from $68 to $100 and can be seen here.
The current Ordinance Number 6 including Amendment 6.1 can be seen here.
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 (2023)
Pam West (2025)
Angela Wilson (2025)
Blane Tetreault (2023)
Dave Meyer (2024)
Tony Mancuso (2025)
Liz Strohmayer Planning Director
Beth Mullan Secretary
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