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Subdivision 1.Zoning rules.

(a) Under the comprehensive plan, the board may regulate in the Capitol Area:

(1) the kind, character, height, and location of buildings and other structures;

(2) the size of yards and open spaces;

(3) the percentage of lots to be occupied; and

(4) the uses of land, buildings, and other structures.

(b) The regulation must be done by zoning rules adopted under chapter 14, the Administrative Procedure Act.

Subd. 2.Construction standards and design-review.

The board, in its zoning rules, may include standards and design-review procedures for proposed construction in the Capitol Area that significantly affect the area's dignity, beauty, and architectural integrity.

Subd. 3.Penalty.

A person who violates a zoning rule of the board is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Subd. 4.Abatement.

The board may move to abate, by injunction, a violation of its zoning rules.


1969 c 1150 s 1; 1971 c 926 s 1; 1980 c 614 s 48; 1993 c 144 s 1; 2003 c 17 s 1, subds 7,8,10,11;2

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