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Northfield,
 
Minnesota
 
Land 
 
Development 
 
Code
 
Advisory Group Review Draft 
March 31, 2009
 
 
City of Northfield, Minnesota Land Development Code
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DRAFT 3-31-09
Table of Contents
Article 1: General Provisions ........................................................................................................................ 1
 
1.1
 
Purpose of the Land Development Code (LDC) ................................................................................... 1
 
1.2
 
Title ...................................................................................................................................................... 2
 
1.3
 
Code Authority ..................................................................................................................................... 2
 
1.4
 
Code Jurisdiction .................................................................................................................................. 2
 
1.5
 
Repeal of Existing Ordinances ............................................................................................................. 2
 
1.6
 
Relationship to Existing Ordinances ..................................................................................................... 2
 
1.7
 
Relationship to Third-Party Private Agreements .................................................................................. 3
 
1.8
 
Relationship to Comprehensive Plan .................................................................................................... 3
 
1.9
 
Conformance to this Code .................................................................................................................... 3
 
1.10
 
Transitional Rules ................................................................................................................................. 3
 
1.11
 
Ordinance Severability ......................................................................................................................... 4
 
1.12
 
Use of Tables, Graphics, Illustrations, Figures, and Cross-References ................................................ 4
 
Article 2: Zoning Districts and Use Regulations .......................................................................................... 5
 
2.1
 
Official Zoning Map ............................................................................................................................. 5
 
2.2
 
Establishment of Zoning Districts ........................................................................................................ 6
 
2.3
 
Base Zoning Districts ........................................................................................................................... 9
 
2.4
 
Special Base Zoning Districts ............................................................................................................. 13
 
2.5
 
Overlay Zoning Districts .................................................................................................................... 16
 
2.6
 
Floating Zoning Districts .................................................................................................................... 20
 
2.7
 
Principally Permitted Uses ................................................................................................................. 21
 
2.8
 
Use Definitions ................................................................................................................................... 25
 
2.9
 
Use-Specific Standards ....................................................................................................................... 37
 
2.10
 
Accessory Uses and Structures ........................................................................................................... 58
 
2.11
 
Temporary Uses and Structures .......................................................................................................... 71
 
2.12
 
Nonconformities ................................................................................................................................. 74
 
Article 3: Development Standards .............................................................................................................. 78
 
3.1
 
Measurements, Computations, and Exceptions .................................................................................. 78
 
3.2
 
Site Development Standards ............................................................................................................... 87
 
3.3
 
General Development Standards ........................................................................................................ 92
 
3.4
 
Architectural Standards .................................................................................................................... 101
 
3.5
 
Neighborhood Compatibility Standards ........................................................................................... 110
 
3.6
 
Landscape, Screening, and Buffering Standards .............................................................................. 114
 
3.7
 
Signage ............................................................................................................................................. 128
 
3.8
 
Off-Street Parking, Loading, and Mobility ....................................................................................... 142
 
3.9
 
Pedestrian Access and Circulation .................................................................................................... 159
 
3.10
 
Basic Subdivision Requirements ...................................................................................................... 161
 
3.11
 
Subdivision Design Standards .......................................................................................................... 168
 
3.12
 
District Development Standards for the FP-O District ..................................................................... 184
 
3.13
 
District Development Standards for the WS-O River District .......................................................... 199
 
Article 4: Administration .......................................................................................................................... 203
 
4.1
 
Purpose ............................................................................................................................................. 203
 
4.2
 
General Provisions for all Administrative Bodies and Boards ......................................................... 203
 
4.3
 
City Council ...................................................................................................................................... 203
 
4.4
 
Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) ........................................................... 204
 
4.5
 
Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) ....................................................................................... 205
 
4.6
 
City Planner and Code Enforcement Officer .................................................................................... 206
 
4.7
 
Development Review Committee (DRC) ......................................................................................... 207
 
 
 
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4.8
 
Enforcement and Penalties ............................................................................................................... 207
 
Article 5: Development Procedures .......................................................................................................... 209
 
5.1
 
Purpose ............................................................................................................................................. 209
 
5.2
 
Applicability ..................................................................................................................................... 209
 
5.3
 
Common Development Review Requirements ................................................................................. 209
 
5.4
 
Summary of Application and Review Procedure Types ................................................................... 216
 
5.5
 
Specific Development Review Procedure Requirements ................................................................. 225
 
Article 6: Definitions ................................................................................................................................ 250
 
6.1
 
Rules of Construction and Interpretation .......................................................................................... 250
 
6.2
 
Definitions ........................................................................................................................................ 251
 

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