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Zoning Code

updated: Monday, April 10, 2017

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...

City Code - St. Louis Park, MN

updated: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The Code of the City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, is published online as a convenience to citizens and the business community. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the material published online, the official edition of the City Code is maintained by the City Clerk. Note that the City Council may have made amendments, additions or...

Form-Based Code Development Underway

updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

The city has contracted with CodaMetrics to guide the city through the development process, which is expected to be complete in May 2015. As part of the process, residents and business owners will be able to engage in the process through a variety of public platforms. Details about the opportunities for public involvement will be posted on this site...

Planned Unit Development (PUD)

updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a type of development approved through a special regulatory process designed to allow flexibility in the zoning process to encourage innovative land use and development. A PUD may include varied and compatible land uses, such as housing, recreation, office and commercial uses within one defined development...

Educational Materials

updated: Monday, February 27, 2017

Conditional Use Permits (CUP)

updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A conditional use is a land use activity that cannot be classified as a permitted use in a particular zoning district because of unique characteristics that require extensive review. Each zoning district has uses that are classified as conditional. For example, gas stations and drive-through windows are classified as conditional uses in the C-2 &...

Property Lot Lines

updated: Monday, February 27, 2017

And don’t forget, on residential streets, the first 12-15 feet of land from the curb into your property is not private property. This strip is public right-of-way and is reserved for public uses such as sidewalks, boulevard trees and storing plowed snow. Adjacent property owners may not install fences or make any permanent changes to boulevards...

Posting Signs

updated: Monday, February 27, 2017

Open house, for sale, for rent and other temporary signs cannot be posted on public property trees or public right-of-way, including:

  • Curbside areas of lawns
  • Utility poles
  • Traffic signs

Signs placed on public property will be removed.

City ordinance also regulates the size and placement of permanent signs. For more information, contact Zoning Administrator Gary Morrison at:

Roomers & Boarders

updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In residential zoning districts, the resident family may take in up to two boarders if the roomers live in the common household with the family and use common cooking and kitchen facilities.

Residents living in mixed-use zoning districts may not take in roomers or boarders. For more information, call 952.924.2592.

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5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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