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Development Project FAQs

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What are municipal powers during the development process?

The owner or owners of a property get to decide how they use the land within the rules of zoning and city ordinances. The idea of zoning rules is to balance out the interests of the property owner, city and residents. The city's comprehensive plan lays out general land use rules that determine what types of developments can go where in the city. If the developer meets the conditions laid out in city ordinances, they will be able to build. The city can require the use of a property to conform to what is laid out within the comprehensive plan. In the case of the two proposed developments, both areas are zoned to allow mixed use development of the site proposed. 

When can residents provide feedback during the process?

Residents will have two formal opportunities to provide feedback on a proposed development project. The first opportunity would be at a public hearing held by the Planning Commission on a proposed development. The second time would be at a City Council meeting for which the City Council could either approve, deny or table a decision on the project until a later date. Throughout the entire process, residents can provide feedback to Rick Pearson, City Planner at rpearson@ci.robbinsdalemn.com. Residents can also provide feedback through the city's social media pages, website or by contacting their City Council member.

What is a conditional use permit?

A conditional use is a use that can be allowed within zoning districts that are subject to additional requirements. A conditional use permit can be required for certain types of developments. To learn more about the procedure required for conditional use permits, click here.

What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The current Comprehensive Plan contains the official policies for growth, redevelopment and infrastructure improvements to guide land use decisions, development requests and public investments based upon projections to the year 2030. 

What is the 60-Day Rule?

The 60-day rule states that municipalities have 60 days to approve or deny a written zoning request or it is otherwise deemed approved. To learn more about the 60 day rule, click on this document from the League of Minnesota Cities.

What are Zoning Regulations?

The Zoning Ordinance sets standards for the development of individual lots and the use of individual buildings and land within each district. Click here to learn more about zoning regulations in Robbinsdale.

The City of Robbinsdale has an established Zoning ordinance and Zoning Map.