BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:01-012-O
ORDINANCE NO. __________
AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE NORTH SHORE DEVELOPMENT MORATORIUM ESTABLISHED IN ORDINANCE NO. 9439 AND AMENDED IN ORDINANCE NO. 9450 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 19, 2002.
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. Statement of purpose.
On February 14, 2000, the Duluth City Council, in Ordinance 9439, enacted a one-year development moratorium on development on the North Shore of Lake Superior within Duluth. The moratorium took effect on March 20, 2000. Its purpose was to allow both the city of Duluth and the Duluth/North Shore sanitary district to complete planning studies and to allow Duluth to adjust its land use regulations to address changing conditions in land use patterns in the area because of the construction of a sanitary sewer serving the area. The Duluth City Council amended the moratorium in Ordinance 9450 to allow limited construction of one family dwellings under certain circumstances in the moratorium area. The Duluth/North Shore sanitary district's planning study will not be completed until at least October of 2001, and the city of Duluth's comprehensive plan development for the area will be completed some time after that. Beyond the completion of the planning processes, it will take a significant amount of time to draft and enact appropriate land use controls based on the planning studies. Because of these factors, it is necessary to extend the moratorium 18 months to protect Duluth's scenic North Shore area.
Section 2. Moratorium extended to September 19,
For the reasons set forth in Section 1 of this Ordinance, the city of Duluth hereby extends the North Shore development moratorium as established by Ordinance No. 9439 and amended by Ordinance No. 9450 to September 19, 2002.
Section 3. That this ordinance shall take effect
30 days from and after its passage and publication.