The Planning Department
The Planning Department reviews land use plans for consistency with city plans, land use regulations and state regulations that apply to development. They conduct long-range planning for the future growth of the city and administer land use control ordinances and zoning enforcement.
Marie Darling, Planning Director
Patti Helgesen, Planning Assistant
Wade Woodward, Building Official
Joe Pazandak, Building Official
Sonja Zbindin, Summer intern
The department may be reached through city hall, 952.960.7900.
Contact city hall to make all inspection appointments. Inspection appointments are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The purpose of the Zoning Ordinance is to ensure good land management and orderly development of the city. It regulates the types of uses which can occur in each zoning district as well as the specific development standards for each zoning district, which control such details as height, size and use of buildings and lot sizes. The district boundaries are depicted on a zoning map. The City's Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances are periodically reviewed and revised, in order to implement the City's Comprehensive Plan or in response to requests for changes in zoning. Such revisions and requests are reviewed by the Planning Commission and acted on by the City Council after a public hearing.
The Inspection Services Division is responsible for the application and enforcement of the building code and related ordinances regulating construction, alterations, and the use of buildings within the city.
Inspection appointments: 952.960.7900.
The City of Shorewood enforces the Minnesota State Building Code which provides minimum standards to safeguard life, property, and the well-being of the public. It accomplishes this by regulating and controlling the design, construction, and quality of materials used in building projects. The City of Shorewood has adopted the Minnesota State Building Code.