4896 Midway Road, Duluth, Minnesota 55811 ~ 218/729-9833
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Land Use Ordinance Districts Defined
Land Use/Zone District: All lands within Canosia Township have a Land Use and a Dimensional Standard. These are based on the State Shoreland Regulations, Canosia Township Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update 1995, and the purpose statement of each land use district. The Dimensional Standards are identified by a number on the Zoning Map. The Land Use District is identified by an abbreviation. Each land use district is divided into a purpose statement to give guidance on the use of the zone district. The district shall not be used contrary to the purpose of the district or in conflict with State Statute, Regulations or adopted plans. Each land use district have permitted uses, permitted uses with performance standards, and conditional uses.
The following are some of the use districts in Canosia Township:
Multiple Use Non-Shoreland (MUNS) Purpose: The rural areas of Canosia Township outside of shoreland areas, due to the low density of development, can accommodate a wide range of activities if properly sited. The MUNS zone district in Canosia is 5.
Shoreland Mixed Uses (SMU) Purpose: This district is intended to provide a balance between lake and river use and the water resources by allowing a wide range of uses that are consistent with adjacent land uses and the recreational and natural attributes of the water body. The SMU zone districts are 7 or 11.
Non Shoreland Commercial (COM) Purpose: The district is established to direct intense and varied commercial development outside the shoreland area to appropriate locations which will promote the efficient delivery of goods and services while assuring the integrity of surrounding land uses. The COM zone district is 11.
Residential (RES) Purpose: This District is intended to be used in those areas of the Township with extensive residential development. This district shall be use to promote a high quality residential living environment where non-residential uses are restricted. This district may be used in shoreland and nonshoreland areas that are typically platted or, if not platted, have a development density of dwellings of more than one dwelling per 300 lineal feet of road or shore frontage. The RES zone district is 5.
The following are some of the definitions of zone district requirements in Canosia:
District 5 Requirements: 2.5 acres; 200 foot frontage; 10% maximum lot coverage; principal residents side yard setback is 20 feet and rear yard is 45 feet; accessory building side yard setback is 10 feet and rear yard is 10 feet.
District 7 Requirements: 1.0 acres; 150 foot frontage; 25% maximum lot coverage; principal residents side yard setback is 20 feet and rear yard is 45 feet; accessory building side yard setback is 10 feet and rear yard is 10 feet.
District 11 Requirements: 0.5 acres; 100 foot frontage; 25% maximum lot coverage; principal residents side yard setback is 15 feet and rear yard is 40 feet; accessory building side yard setback is 10 feet and rear yard is 10 feet.