Two Harbors Planning and Zoning
|Public Hearing Announcement! The Two Harbors Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing at the City Council Chambers, 522 First Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 for the purpose of rezoning three areas in the City to implement the comprehensive planís recommendations regarding the allocation of industrial zoned land and to update the city industrial zoning ordinance. |
The proposed changes, maps, and supporting materials can be viewed at City Hall or downloaded here: Public Hearing Notice and the Public Hearing Memo.
The Two Harbors Planning Commission will continue to implement the 2011 Comprehensive Plan's recommended zoning changes, update the City Zoning Ordinance, and work on solutions for off-site directional signage. Watch this page for further announcements on these and other projects.
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.
|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, City Council Representative
Seth McDonald, City Council Representative
The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first and third 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.
|Agendas, minutes, and reports from recent meetings will be posted here.|
January 03, 2012
January 17, 2012
February 07, 2012 - No Meeting
February 21, 2012
March 06, 2012
March 20, 2012
|Two Harbors Safe Routes to School
|Click here to view the November 19th SRTS meeting presentation|
|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
Regional Planning Division Programs
|Current Drafts Available for Comments
|Regional Planning Staff
|Please click here to see a list of Division staff members.|
|RTAC In-Kind Transportation Planning Grant
|The RTAC In-Kind Transportation Planning Grant will give a community up to $10,000 worth of ARDC planning services to do transportation planning....more|
|ARDC Phone & Email Directory
|Regional Planning Meeting Calendar
|Click here to see Regional Planning's meeting schedule.|
|Recently Completed Regional Planning Projects
|To download recently completed documents click HERE.|
|Current Regional Planning Projects