Public Review Documents

Robinson Sod Farm Residential Development 

As the Responsible Governmental Unit (RGU), the City of Lino Lakes is issuing the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Robinson Sod Farm Residential Development.

The EAW pertains to the residential development proposed on an existing 158-acre agricultural area located southeast of Sunset Avenue and Main Street (CSAH 14). The development will include up to 707 units consisting of a combination of single family detached homes, townhomes, and multi-family units as well as new roads, stormwater features, and installation of municipal sewer and water systems.

The 30 day public comment period for this EAW closed at 4:30 on Thursday, September 15, 2022. The City received a number of comments from agencies and citizens. As part of the EAW process the City is required to respond to every substantive comment. Substantive comments are comments that address the accuracy and completeness of the materials contained in the EAW, potential impacts that may warrant further investigation before the project is commenced, and the need for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project.

The City has reviewed all comments received during the comment period. The City’s response to comments are included in the Response to Comments, Findings of Fact, and Record of Decision document dated October 2022. 

A hardcopy version of the document, along with the EAW document, is available for download below. 

The Environmental Board will be reviewing the document at their meeting on October 5, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 600 Town Center Parkway.

The City Council will consider adoption of the Record of Decision at it's regular meeting on October 10, 2022.

Robinson Sod Farm Residential Development EAW (PDF)

Robinson Sod Farm Response to Comments, Findings of Fact, and Record of Decision October 2022 (PDF)

Zoning Ordinance and Map Update

The City Council adopted the 2040 Comprehensive Plan on November 9, 2020.  In accordance with Minnesota Statutes, §473.864 and §473.865 of the Metropolitan Land Planning Act, the City is required to review its official controls and amend, as necessary, any that conflict the plan.  The City is updating its Zoning Ordinance and Map to be consistent with the adopted 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

The Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Lino Lakes, Minnesota will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Lino Lakes City Hall, 600 Town Center Parkway, Lino Lakes, Minnesota.

A hardcopy version of the document is available for public review at the Community Development/Public Services Window at City Hall (600 Town Center Parkway). An electronic version of the Zoning Ordinance document and updated map is available for download below. 

Please contact Katie Larsen, City Planner, at 651-982-2426 or klarsen@linolakes.us with any questions. 

Draft Zoning Ordinance (PDF)                             08-25-2022 Proposed Zoning Map (PDF)