The Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for the review and management of development and redevelopment to ensure projects are orderly, efficient and of high standard. The division's main functions include:
- Preparing and implementing the city’s comprehensive plan, which serves as the city's vision for its future and long-range guide for development
- Administering city zoning ordinances
- Reviewing zoning and site design of current development projects
- Providing recommendations to the Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment and Appeals and City Council on land use issues
- Issuing sign permits
Planning & Zoning Applications
Requests for zoning changes, variances, conditional use permits, subdivisions, site plans, plats, easement vacation and comprehensive plan amendments require review by the Planning Commission and approval by the City Council.
Planned Unit Development Concept Review
- Apply Online http://www.ShakopeeMN.gov/epermits
Submitting an application
- Apply on our ePermits site.
- Pay application fees online with a credit card. This will begin your project and create a project on our ePlans website. Once your project is created and fees paid, you will receive an email notification from firstname.lastname@example.org with a temporary password and instructions how to log in.
- Upload the Multi-Purpose Planning & Zoning Application [PDF] (see document for submittal dates) through ePlans. All planning projects need to be accompanied by the appropriate planning application, as well as additional submittal requirements.
Additional submittal requirements
- Documentation, outcomes, etc., of neighborhood meeting held with residents within a 350-foot radius of the proposed PUD. The meeting must be held prior to the city conducting a concept review.
- Cover letter describing the project, any anticipated variations and how the project complies with the city’s comprehensive plan.
- Sketch of the project area, including approximate site size, proposed land uses and their approximate location within the site; surrounding land uses; existing and proposed public right-of-way; and unique, problematic, or desirable features of the site, such as wetlands or forests.
- Ownership of the property and identification of the developer.
- General description of how adverse impacts on other property will be mitigated.
- Other documentation and information as determined by city staff.