Zoning Codeupdated: Friday, April 29, 2016
The Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 36 of City Code, establishes regulations and minimum requirements controlling the location, construction, alteration and use of structures and land within the city.
The ordinance creates use districts, which regulates what activities are permitted in different parts of the city. For example, the city Council may determine that a heavy industrial zone is not appropriate in a certain location because of its proximity to sensitive environmental features or residential districts. Zoning also creates minimum and maximum standards for yard area (setbacks), architectural materials, height, and parking. The purpose of the ordinance is the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the community.
Associated with the Zoning Ordinance is the official zoning map. This map shows the different districts and their boundaries. St. Louis Park has eleven different zoning districts. The zoning district associated with a property can be found on the map; the standards for each district are located in the Zoning Ordinance.
The zoning district of a property may be modified by the City Council; often, zoning districts change when redevelopment occurs. When considering modifications to the Official Zoning Map, the City Council considers the request of the applicant, the recommendations of city staff and the Planning Commission, and the guidance found in the Comprehensive Plan.
Apply for an Amendment to the Zoning Map
Apply for an Amendment to the Zoning Code
|Chapter 36 Table of Contents|
|Article I--In General (updated 6-14)
Purpose, rules, definitions
|Article II--Administrative and Enforcement
Registration of land use, application process, public hearings
|Article III--General Provisions|
Article IV Zoning Districts
|Div 1 Generally|
|Div 2 Land Use Descriptions and Characteristics (updated 6-14)|
|Div 3 Parks and Open Space Zoning District|
|Div 4 Residential District Regulations|
|Div 5 Commercial District Regulations|
|Div 6 Office District Regulations|
|Div 7 Business Park District Regulations (updated 12-14)|
|Div 8 Industrial District Regulations (updated 12-14)|
|Div 9 M-X Mixed Use District|
|Div 10 Floodplain Districts|
|Div 11 Travel Demand Management District|
|Article V--Special Provisions
Parking, Sign Regulations, Lighting, Landscaping, CUP & PUD process
***For Zoning information specific to your property, please contact the Community Development Department at 952.924.2575.