Crow Wing County seeks public comment on land use ordinance

County also seeking comment on First Assessment District road construction revisions.


BRAINERD — The Crow Wing County Land Services Department requests public comment on proposed revisions to the county Land Use Ordinance.

The ordinance revisions and supporting information can be viewed on the county website at .

Written comments on the proposed changes will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 2 and may be submitted to the Land Services Office at or mailed to 322 Laurel St., Suite 15, Brainerd, MN 56401, attn.: “Ordinance."

A public hearing for the proposed revisions to the Land Use Ordinance is set for March 17 before the Crow Wing County Planning Commission. The planning commission will make a recommendation on the proposed ordinance revisions to the county board for final review at a regularly scheduled meeting on or after April 5.

The articles in the Land Use Ordinance that are being revised are listed below:


  • Article 9 (Platted Subdivisions – changes to administrative subdivision and platting requirements within the First Assessment District).
  • Article 10 (Land Use List – changes to private airports).
  • Article 11 (Shoreland District – minor revisions / clarifications).
  • Article 18 (Boardwalks and Bridges – minor revisions / clarifications).
  • Article 26 (Campgrounds – minor revisions / clarifications).
  • Article 27 (Guest Cottage/Quarters – minor revisions / clarifications).
  • Article 46 (Definitions – changes to “Driveway” and “Private road” definitions).
  • Appendix A (Table of Regulated Public Waters – changes to Mud Lake 18-166 elevations).

In addition to proposed revisions to the Land Use Ordinance, the Crow Wing County Highway Department seeks public comment on proposed revisions to the existing policy for First Assessment District road construction specifications. The proposed revised policy is available for viewing at the same locations as the proposed Land Use Ordinance revisions.

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