City Planning & Zoning

The City Planning and Zoning Department helps guide Nowthen residents, developers, business owners, and anyone interested in the City of Nowthen. Please call the City Office (763) 441-1347, Ext 300 for information. 

The City has contracted services with The Planning Company, 
City Planner Liz Stockman (651) 303-3670.

Development and Engineering Manual

Application Schedule

Lot Split/ Lot Reconfiguration

SIMPLE LOT SPLIT

A simple lot split is the breaking-off of one lot from an existing parcel of land.  The process is not as involved or cumbersome as a "Subdivision." 

Each lot split must comply to the following:

The original parcel must be a minimum of 10.2 acres in size, and each new lot must be a minimum of 5.0 acres.

Each lot must have a minimum of 33' of frontage directly onto a public road.

Each lot must a minimum dimension of 300' in width and 300' in depth at the building setback line.

Each lot must meet the Lot Buildability Standards.  Soil borings, a minimum of three or four, conducted on each lot, indicating an area at least one acre in size which meets the requirements are to be shown on a new certificate of survey.

A new certificate of survey shall be submitted, along with your application for the split, describing the existing parcel of record, as well as the new legal descriptions of both parcels.

The original parcel, once split, must conform to the zoning ordinance with regard to allowable size and maximum number of accessory buildings, setbacks, etc.

The City Planning Consultant will assist applicants with the process and approval.

 

LOT RECONFIGURATION

A lot reconfiguration is the changing of a lot line without creating a new or non-conforming lot.  Each lot reconfiguration must conform to the following:

Each lot must have a minimum of 33' of frontage directly onto a public road.

Each lot must have a minimum dimension of 300' in width, and 300' in depth at the building setback line. 

A new certificate of survey shall be submitted, along with your application for the lot reconfiguration, describing the existing parcel of record, as well as the new legal descriptions of both parcels.

The original parcel, once reconfigured, must conform to the zoning ordinance with regard to allowable size and maximum number of accessory buildings, setbacks, etc.

Minor Subdivision Packet and Checklist

The City Planning Consultant will assist applicants with the process and approval.

MAJOR SUBDIVISION or PLAT

The City of Nowthen Subdivision Ordinance guides Development of properties within the City to encourage well-planned, efficient building sites and to provide uniform procedures and standards for all property subdivisions.

The City Planning Consultant will assist applicants with the process and approval.

Major Lot Split - Concept Plan & Plat