The City of Bloomington regularly updates its Zoning Code to address items in the Planning Commission's yearly work plan, direction provided by the City Council, other applications for Zoning Code amendments, and miscellaneous issues that staff has identified. Sometimes this also includes City Code updates to Chapters outside of the Zoning Code.
Additionally, the City is engaged in a multi-year effort to update its Zoning Ordinance and related City Code provisions. The current Zoning Ordinance was primarily written in the 1950s and updated in the 1970s and has, until recently, never been comprehensively updated. The overall project is divided into many smaller subprojects. Each year, the City completes several subprojects. As the update occurs, the text is transitioned from Chapter 19 to Chapter 21 of the City Code.
ADUs that are attached or internal to single-family houses are currently allowed, subject to standards. As part of this project, the City is considering Code amendments to also allow ADUs that are detached from single-family houses.
Staff is currently conducting public engagement and researching best practices prior to drafting ordinance amendments. To learn more and provide feedback, please visit www.bloomingtonmn.gov/adus
Tentative public hearings are anticipated before the Planning Commission and City Council in summer/fall 2022.
Previous study meetings with the Planning Commission and HRA Commission were heldon October 28, 2021, and with the City Council on February 7, 2022. The item is scheduled to go as a public hearing to Planning Commission on July 14, 2022 and tentatively to City Council on August 8, 2022. Meeting materials, including videos, agenda packets, and information on attending meetings, are available at the following website: bloomingtonmn.gov/meetings.
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