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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.

Planning Commission
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 two City Council Representatives. Members are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to four year terms. Current Planning Commmission members for the City of Two Harbors are:

Jody Zastera, Chair
George Scheidt, Vice Chair
Steve Detlefsen
Seth McDonald
Lee Senst
Shannon Kittelson
Tom Koehler
Robin Glaser
Crystal Emerson

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.

2011 Comprehensive Plan
The Two Harbors City Council approved the Planning Commission recommended 2011 Two Harbors Comprehensive Plan on March 15, 2011. The 2011 Comprehensive Plan replaces the 1999 plan and 2005 update. The 2011 plan is the result of a public planning process that started in June 2010. The Plannng Commission lead the development of the 2011 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: 2011 Two Harbors Comprehensive Plan (8.9MB)


The 2011 Comprehensive Plan was funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program.

The 2011 Comprehensive Plan was funded in part by the Minnesota Housing Partnership.

Meeting Materials
Agendas, minutes, and reports from recent meetings will be posted here.

August 6, 2013

July 2, 2013

June 21, 2013

June 4, 2013

May 21, 2013

May 7, 2013


Contact Planning and Zoning
Planning and zoning questions should be directed to City Hall. City Hall is located at 522 First Avenue, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Contact us at 218.834.5631




Two Harbors Trail Plan
Two Harbors Trail Plan Document


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