Planning

Department Responsibilities

The Community Development Department administers and enforces the city’s zoning code, comprehensive plan, and design standards. The department provides technical assistance to both the Planning Commission and City Council. The Community Development Department is also responsible for the review of development applications to ensure compliance with Wayzata’s ordinances and policies.

Community Development options during COVID-19 Pandemic Closure

Development Applications

To apply for a development application, submit all of the required documents via email to either Emily Goellner at egoellner@wayzata.org or Nick Kieser at nkieser@wayzata.org. Staff will continue to review the development applications and communicate the potential Planning Commission and City Council meeting dates. To submit the development application fee and escrow, mail a check to Wayzata City Hall at 600 Rice Street East Wayzata, MN 55391. Please confirm the amount with staff before mailing.

Fence/Sign/Outdoor Sidewalk Café Permit Applications

To apply for a fence, sign, or outdoor sidewalk café permit, send all of the required information or any questions to Nick Kieser at nkieser@wayzata.org. The review time for these applications will not be significantly affected. For the application fees required, send a check to Wayzata City Hall at 600 Rice Street East Wayzata, MN 55391. You can confirm the amount with staff before sending.

Zoning Letters

To request a Zoning Letter, submit the address and any additional information to Nick Kieser at nkieser@wayzata.org. Send the required Zoning Letter fee to Wayzata City Hall at 600 Rice Street East Wayzata, MN 55391. You can confirm the amount with staff before sending.

Zoning Information Requests 

For any zoning related questions, contact Nick Kieser at nkieser@wayzata.org or at 952-404-5313. You can also access the City Code at https://library.municode.com/mn/wayzata/codes/code_of_ordinances.

Planning Commission Meeting Information

Staff is currently working on a plan that would allow the Planning Commission meetings to be held as scheduled, but access remotely rather than located at City Hall. More information will be available in the upcoming weeks on how the meetings will be conducted and how the public can participate.