Adopt Airport Zoning Standards

Summary of Request

A portion of the City of Chanhassen is located within the Flying Cloud Airport’s Airspace Zoning Limit. Structures and trees within this area are subject to the Flying Cloud Airport Zoning Ordinance’s provisions limiting the maximum height of structures and trees within the airspace zoning limit and requiring airport zoning permits for the construction of structures above a certain height within the airspace zoning limit. The Flying Cloud Airport Zoning Ordinance lists the City of Chanhassen as the party responsible for administering and enforcing its provisions within the city’s municipal boundaries. In order to fulfill this responsibility, the city must adopt the provisions of the Flying Cloud Airport Zoning Ordinance as part of its City Code. Staff believes that the most efficient way to do this is to establish an Airport Zoning Overlay District, and adopt the Flying Cloud Airport Zoning Ordinance by reference as additional standards for properties within the overlay district. Staff believes this will have a minimal impact on the city.

Issue Paper

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

  • Chapter 20 - Zoning

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Schedule

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