Two Harbors Planning and Zoning
Two Harbors is a community of 3,700 people located along Agate Bay and Burlington Bay on Minnesota's Lake Superior. Two Harbors is the Lake County seat and gateway to the North Shore.|
Two Harbors administers its own land use ordinances including zoning, subdivision, building, and sign codes. The City contracts with the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) to assist with its planning and zoning activities. The City Administrator performs the duties of the Zoning Administrator.
Photo courtesy of Lake County Historical Society
|The below section contains the current zoning ordinances and related zoning materials for the City of Two Harbors for reference (of note, a significant portion of the southern (lakeside) half of Two Harbors lies in the Shoreland Overlay Zone, please review both your specific zone requirements, in addition to this section of the Code when reviewing requirements in a particular zone: |
Chapter 11: Zoning Code
Off-Street Parking Ordinance
Chapter 12: Subdivision Regulations
Preliminary Plat Application
Conditional Use Permit Application
Conditional Use Permit Application Guide
Sign Permit Application
Public Market Application
For additional assistance on individual requests or for more information, please feel free to contact the City Planner, Justin Otsea- 218-834-8833 (Two Harbors) 218-529-7529 (Duluth) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The Two Harbors Planning Commission is responsible, along with the City Council, for development and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, zoning code, sign code, and subdivision ordinance. The Planning Commission is charged with reviewing applications for conditional use permits, subdivisions, and planned unit developments. The Planning Commission also reviews planning and zoning issues referred to it by the City Council, City staff, and members of the public.|
The Planning Commission is made up of seven citizen members and one City Council Representatives. Members are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to four year terms. There is currently one vacancy on the Commission. Current Planning Commmission members for the City of Two Harbors are:
Jody Zastera, Chair
Robin Glaser, City Council Representative
The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the City Council Chambers at 522 First Avenue.
Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings to learn about the Planning Commission's work and to discuss issues with them.
|Agendas, minutes, and reports from recent meetings will be posted here.|
November 3, 2015
October 6, 2015
September 1, 2015
August 4, 2015
July 7, 2015
June 23, 2015
May 5, 2015
April 7, 2015
Public Hearing Minutes
March 3, 2015
February 3, 2015
January 6, 2015
|Contact Planning and Zoning
|Planning and zoning questions should be directed to Justin Otsea, City Planner. Justin works out of City Hall one day a week, usually Tuesdays. Two Harbors City Hall is located at 522 First Avenue, Two Harbors, MN 55616|
Phone: (218) 834-8833
Click here to visit the Two Harbors website!
|2015 Comprehensive Plan Update
|The Two Harbors City Council approved the Planning Commission recommended the 2015 Two Harbors Comprehensive Plan on June 23, 2015. The 2015 Comprehensive Plan expands and replaces the 2011 plan. The 2015 plan is the result of a public planning process that started in December 2014. The Plannng Commission lead the development of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan.|
The Comprehensive Plan set a vision of a future Two Harbors that is: a true small town gateway that showcases Lake Superior and the recreational opportunities that exist in the area, which also thrives in and of itself with quality housing, jobs, and services. The City's high quality of life and modern infrastructure attracts residents, visitors, and business and industry."
Download here: 2015 Two Harbors Comprehensive Plan
The 2015 Comprehensive Plan was funded in part by the Iron Range Rehabilitation and Resources Board.
For more information on the 2015 Comprehensive Plannning Process, click here.
Regional Planning Division Programs
|NE MN Area Transportation Partnership (ATP)|
|North Shore Management Board (NSMB)|
|Northern Aero Alliance|
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|Current Regional Planning Projects