Require Walkways and Pads for Stairs/Landings

Summary of Request

Sidewalks and entrance/stair landings are typical features of homes; however, there are instances where they are omitted from proposed projects in order to meet the requirements of the city’s zoning code. When these features are not included, homeowners often discover that they are necessary and have them constructed after the fact. Often these after-the-fact additions are constructed without a permit and do not meet the requirements of the City Code, which can lead to the city having to take enforcement actions. Staff is proposing amending the Code requiring applicants to include these features in order to give staff the ability to require the revision of projects that have a high potential of causing future problems.

Issue Paper

The following section of the Chanhassen City Code is subject to changes:

  • Chapter 20 - Zoning

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Date Meeting Type Action
November 19, 2019 Planning Commission Public Hearing Approved with Amendments
December 9, 2019 City Council TBD