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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission advises the City Council on development proposals, development standards, long-range planning and transportation issues.

Meeting information

Meetings are usually held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. 

Duties

Chapter 2, Article V, Section 2.85.02 of the Bloomington City Code charges the Planning Commission with the following duties. Note that effective January 1, 2010, the Planning Commission will be assuming the duties of the Traffic and Transportation Advisory Commission.

  • Hold hearings, review applications and make recommendations as set forth in the City Code;
  • Review and make recommendations on variance and appeal applications where such review is required of the Planning Commission by the city code;
  • Review and make recommendations on proposed amendments to zoning, subdivision and transportation provisions of the City Code;
  • Review and make recommendations on proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and district plans; and
  • Review and make recommendations on transportation issues including transportation planning, street extensions and modification, street layout and striping, on street parking, neighborhood traffic plans, transportation grant applications, transit systems, pedestrian way, and bicycle traffic.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the City Council or by state law.

Work plan

Staff liaison

The Planning Commission's staff liaison is Glen Markegard, Planning Manager.

Planning Commissioners may be contacted by emailing or contacting the Planning Division using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Members

Name Position End Date of Term
Budd Batterson Vice Chair June 30, 2018
Kalli Bennett Commissioner June 30, 2020
Tom Goodrum Commissioner June 30, 2020
Leone Snyder Commissioner June 30, 2019
Jon Solberg Commissioner June 30, 2019
Kelley Spiess Chair June 30, 2018
Kevin Swanson Commissioner June 30, 2019