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The development of shorelands of public waters must be controlled by means of land use zoning districts which are designated to be compatible with the classes of public waters in part 6120.3000. Land use zoning districts may be established to provide for:


the management of areas unsuitable for development due to wet soils, steep slopes, flooding, inadequate drainage, severe erosion potential, presence of significant historic sites, or any other feature likely to be harmful to the health, safety, or welfare of the residents of the community;


the reservation of areas suitable for residential development from encroachment by commercial and industrial uses;


the centralization of service facilities for residential areas and enhancement of economic growth for those areas suitable for limited commercial development;


the management of areas for commercial or industrial uses which, by their nature, require location in shoreland areas;


the protection of valuable agricultural lands from conversion to other uses; and


the preservation and enhancement of the quality of water-based recreational use of public waters including provisions for public accesses.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 105.485


13 SR 3029

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
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