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CHAPTER 338--S.F.No. 2752

An act

relating to natural resources; allowing conditional uses on certain lands within the Lower St. Croix River area;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 103F.351, subdivision 4.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 103F.351, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.


(a) The commissioner of natural resources shall adopt rules that establish guidelines and specify standards for local zoning ordinances applicable to the area within the boundaries covered by the comprehensive master plan.

(b) The guidelines and standards must be consistent with this section, the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and the federal Lower St. Croix River Act of 1972. The standards specified in the guidelines must include:

(1) the prohibition of new residential, commercial, or industrial uses other than those that are consistent with the above mentioned acts; and

(2) the protection of riverway lands by means of acreage, frontage, and setback requirements on development.

(c) Cities, counties, and towns lying within the areas affected by the guidelines shall adopt zoning ordinances complying with the guidelines and standards within the time schedule prescribed by the commissioner.

(d) In rural districts, as defined in rules adopted pursuant to this section, commercial, nature-oriented, and educational uses may be allowed as conditional uses on properties that were in similar use on May 1, 1974, and on January 1, 2010, if the conditional use:

(1) complies with all dimensional standards in the rules, including variance requirements for any changes to the properties made after January 1, 2010; and

(2) is similar in scope to the use that existed on May 1, 1974.

Presented to the governor May 11, 2010

Signed by the governor May 13, 2010, 10:11 a.m.

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