Zoning Study 2020-2022
Zoning Study Task Force
- Emily Goellner, Community Development Director, email@example.com
- Nick Kieser, Assistant Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org
2040 Comprehensive Plan
Wayzata Zoning Code
The City of Wayzata completed a competitive process to hire a consultant that will recommend updates to the City’s Design Standards, found in Chapter 909 of the Wayzata Code of Ordinances. The City has hired Van Meter Williams Pollack for this work. They will provide leadership and expertise to ensure that the changes recommended to the Design Standards meet the goals of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, relieve administrative burden on the City, and are successfully adopted by the Wayzata City Council in spring of 2021.
The recommendations will be based on a visual preference survey distributed widely in the community in November-December 2020, knowledge of best practices in the fields of architecture and urban design, and input from City staff, Zoning Study Task Force, Planning Commission, and City Council.
Residential and Commercial Zoning Districts
The City of Wayzata is working with WSB to make several updates to the Residential and Commercial Zoning Districts. The Zoning Code is one of the most important tools that the City has to implement the vision set forth in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Zoning Study Task Force has reviewed the Vision, Land Use, and Housing Chapters of the Comprehensive Plan to understand how this vision can be translated into Zoning Code updates. There are also changes that staff is requesting to clean up confusing or contradictory information in the Code. All changes to the Zoning Code require a public hearing with Planning Commission and adoption by the City Council. Hearings will occur in 2021.