Special meetings are occasionally called. For transaction of business at any meeting, four members constitute a quorum. It is desired that members make every attempt to be present at all meetings.
All Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on the City website. Email the Community Development Office or call 507-645-3059 for more information.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Application & Membership Requirements
The Planning Commission / Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of seven regular members who are appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a three year term. There is a three term limit. Members do not receive monetary compensation.
Applications are available for download or by contacting the City Clerk at:
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
The functions of the Planning Commission are separate from and exclusive of the functions of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The Planning Commission prepares and maintains the city's Comprehensive Plan and advises the City Council on matters regarding implementation of the plan.
The commission also conducts public hearings and makes recommendations to the City Council on proposed changes affecting zoning and land uses within the city, considers site plan reviews, conditional use permits, and variances in conformance to the Land Development Code. The Planning Commission forwards information gathered from these public hearings, along with their own recommendations, to the City Council for final action. The official Land Development Code (LDC) is located in the Official City Code, Chapter 34, and will be the code that rules.