Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Aeronautics and Aviation

Outreach Meetings

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In 2015, MnDOT's Office of Aeronautics hosted 10 outreach meetings

MnDOT’s Office of Aeronautics has been working with an advisory committee since November 2013 to develop proposed changes to the current airport zoning and compatible land use statutes under Chapters 360 (Airports and Aeronautics), with corresponding adjustments to Chapters 394 (County planning) and 462 (Municipal Planning).

The purpose of the upcoming outreach meetings is to involve a wider audience, inform stakeholders and solicit feedback to improve the proposed changes. A brief presentation will be given followed by an opportunity for questions and further discussion.

Meeting Materials

What will be discussed at the outreach meetings?

  • Today's airport zoning laws and rules
  • Problems and challenges with these laws and rules
  • A proposal to address identified problems with the laws
  • Your input, comments, questions and ideas
  • Ways for you to participate in this effort

Who should attend the meetings?

  • City, County and Township Zoning Administrators
  • City, County and Regional Planners
  • Airport Zoning Board Members
  • Airport Commissioners and Managers
  • Anyone interested in airport safety and planning

Where and when will the outreach meetings take place?

Location schedule and map

  • May 7 - Duluth 9:00 – 11:00 am, MnDOT Duluth Headquarters | Presentation (PDF, 2.63 MB) | Summary (PDF, 141 KB)
  • May 7 - International Falls 1:30 – 3:30 pm, International Falls City Hall | Presentation (PDF, 2.63 MB) | Summary (PDF, 134 KB)
  • May 11 - Thief River Falls 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Thief River Falls Joint Facility | Presentation (PDF, 2.90 MB) | Summary (PDF, 140 KB)
  • May 15 - Detroit Lakes 1:00 – 3:00 pm, MnDOT Detroit Lakes Headquarters | Presentation (PDF, 2.96 MB) | Summary (PDF, 137 KB)
  • May 28 - St. Cloud 9:00 – 11:00 am, MnDOT St. Cloud Headquarters | Presentation (PDF, 2.96 MB) | Summary (PDF, 144 KB)
  • May 28 - Bemidji 1:30 – 3:30 pm, MnDOT Bemidji Headquarters | Presentation (PDF, 2.96 MB)| Summary (PDF, 134 KB)
  • May 29 - Mankato 9:00 – 11:00 am, MnDOT Mankato Headquarters | Presentation (PDF, 2.96 MB) | Summary (PDF, 137 KB)
  • June 2 - Austin 9:00 – 11:00 am, Mower County Government Center | Presentation (PDF, 2.96 MB) | Summary (PDF, 137 KB)
  • June 2 - Marshall 1:30 – 3:30 pm, MnDOT Marshall Headquarters | Presentation (PDF, 2.96 MB) | Summary (PDF, 139 KB)
  • June 10 - St. Paul 9:00 – 11:00 am, MnDOT Office of Aeronautics | Presentation (PDF, 2.96 MB) | Summary (PDF, 141 KB)

Help us spread the word…

  • Cities and Counties: If you have township participation in your zoning process, please share this invitation with the appropriate people.
  • Airport Managers: Please share this email with your Airport Commissioners.
  • Also, please share this invitation with anyone else who may be interested.