Starting in late 2020, the City of New Brighton began an effort to modernize and update the City's zoning ordinances which date back to the 1970s in some cases. We anticipate the update process will be completed sometime in 2023.
A Zoning Code Steering Committee was formed to review updates as they were penned to ensure the City is on the right track with proposed changes. Members of the committee represent a broad cross-section of the Community (see below). In addition to the steering committee, the City received a grant from Ramsey County to conduct the Vision Silver Lake Road 2040 Corridor Study which involved extensive public outreach regarding development in newly guided mixed use areas.
A project steering committee representing a broad cross-section of the community was created in 2020 to guide staff on proposed zoning code updates throughout the course of this project. The steering committee is comprised of appointed members of the City Council and our other public commissions (Planning, Economic Development, Parks, Public Safety, etc), as well as citizens who volunteered to represent important perspectives such as renters, business owners, landlords, minority populations, etc.
Updates on the project will be posted to this location on the City's website, so check back periodically for new information. Alternatively, please email our Assistant Director of Community Assets and Development, Ben Gozola, and he will gladly answer your questions.