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Open Forum: Learn about Brainerd zoning revisions


For over a year, the Brainerd Planning Commission has worked on revisions to the zoning ordinance. They have now sent it to the Brainerd council for action, adoption, rejection or changes. The council has it on the Aug. 15 agenda for one more opportunity to hear from the people.


If you have questions, comments or suggestions, we want to hear from you.

There are some changes in the proposed ordinance — some are tougher as they relate to single family zoning. Some propose a change from residential to business and commercial. There is a new zoning category — B6 — for the Washington Street area.

What do you think?

Do the changes reflect your vision for Brainerd?

No action will be taken at the Aug. 15 meeting. It is a time to hear from you.

At the council meetings of Sept. 6 and Sept. 19, the council will consider the ordinance for adoption. Changes that may result from public comments can be included.

The council as well as the Planning Commission want the people to be heard and sincerely hope your consideration of Brainerd’s zoning future will be addressed.

Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall. A time to be heard.

Mary Koep


Brainerd City Council

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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