Planning and zoning are an essential part to site selection.

Each city within the county may have specific planning and zoning requirements, so it is best to check with the locality you are considering to operate your business.

If you are building outside of city limits, you likely will need to connect with the Redwood County Land Use and Zoning Supervisor at (507) 637-4023.

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What is zoning?

Zoning is a method of urban planning in which a municipality, county or other tier of government divides land into areas called zones, each of which has a set of regulations for new development that differs from other zones. Zones may be defined for a single use (e.g. residential, industrial), they may combine several compatible activities by use, or in the case of form-based zoning, the differing regulations may govern the density, size and shape of allowed buildings whatever their use. The planning rules for each zone, determine whether planning permission for a given development may be granted. Zoning may specify a variety of outright and conditional uses of land. It may indicate the size and dimensions of lots that land may be subdivided into, or the form and scale of buildings. These guidelines are set in order to guide urban growth and development.

Source: Wikipedia

What is planning?

Urban planning, also known as regional planning, town planning, city planning, or rural planning, is a technical and political process that is focused on the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks and their accessibility.

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