Crow Wing County seeks comment on land use ordinance, FAD road construction

A public hearing for the proposed revisions is set for March 17 before the County Planning Commission.

The exterior of the Crow Wing County Land Services Building on a sunny winter day.
Crow Wing County Land Services Building is located at 322 Laurel St. in Brainerd.
Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD — The Crow Wing County Land Services Department is requesting 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, Minnesota 56401, attention “Ordinance.”

A public hearing for the proposed revisions is set for March 17 before the County Planning Commission. The commission will make a recommendation on the proposed revisions to the County Board of Commissioners for final review at a regularly scheduled meeting on or after April 5.

These are the articles in the land use ordinance that are being revised and 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 ordinance, the County Highway Department is also seeking 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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