Zoning Districts

Standard Zoning District
District
Name
Description
A1 General Agriculture
A2 Rural Center Designed for the unincorporated small communities such as Blaine, Duluth & Fostoria
ABS Ag-Business Intended to allow a variety of agricultural, general commercial, service business & facilities on scattered tracts to serve the farm community & rural neighborhoods.
AM Ag-Manufacturing Provides for heavy to exceptionally heavy manufacturing, processing & construction activities which serve the agricultural community, or potentially hazardous uses that require isolation from developed areas.
AR Ag-Residential Intended for low density residential opportunities which also allow limited amounts of livestock for show, pleasure and care, but does not allow dog kennels.
AR-1 Ag-Residential Same intended uses as AR , but require 10 acres minimum lot size.
AR-2 Ag-Residential Same intended uses as AR , but require 20 acres minimum lot size.
R1 Single Family
Residential
Intended for a low to moderate density of single family homes.
R2 2 & 3 Family Intended to provide moderate density, full service neighborhoods and generally require central utilities.
R3 Multi Family
Residential
Intended to provide moderate density units and mixed use development in area of urban development with central utilities.
MH Manufactured
Homes Park
Intended for manufactured homes & some retail & personal services for the convenience of park residents.
CH Highway & Corridor
Commercial
Intended to provide a limited range of retail facilities, personal services, offices, sales, trade & related accessory uses along major transportation corridors.
CN Neighborhood
Commercial
Intended to provide business & commercial opportunities, primarily for retail trade or personal services in built-up or expanding areas, or central to clusters of rural housing.
C General Service Intended to accommodate uses that are heavy traffic generators, have large scale parking & storage needs, or must use extensive outside storage facilities. Generally require separation from residential areas.
M1 Light
Manufacturing
For light manufacturing in enclosed buildings with attractive & well planned surroundings.
M2 General
Manufacturing
Intended for product fabrication which is not normally compatible with residential or light commercial areas. Site plans are required.
M3 Heavy Exclusive
Manufacturing
Intended to provide contained areas for uses which are generally incompatible with all other activities of lesser intensity. Requires impact statements.

Planned Zoning Districts
District
Name
Description
PURD Planned Unit Rural
Development
May allow a mixture of uses from any A1, ABS or CN zoning districts.
PUD Planned Unit
Development
May allow a mixture of all residential uses, all commercial & office uses, some M1 uses & public uses.
PCD Planned Community
Development
May include a mixture of uses permitted by right in CN district, or any institutional, office, medical, or research use.
OVERLAY Special Purpose
District
Special purpose zoning device that does not change the underlying zone. Overlay districts typically carry special restrictions on use and operating guidelines designed to make activities compatible with surrounding land uses.