Zoning Regulations

The Unified Development Chapter (UDC) is the official body of rules and regulations to guide land use and development in the City of Duluth. It contains the city's zoning and subdivision regulations.  Click here for a link to the city's legislative code online (municode).

--UDC, Effective May 29, 2015

Unified Development Chapter (sections 50-1 to 50-41). Entire document (including table of contents and maps).

Article 1: General Provisions (sections 50-1 to 50-12)   

Article 2: Zone Districts (sections 50-13 to 50-18) Includes information on zone district minimum requirements (such as lot area and frontage), flood plains and flood hazard management, shoreland, stormwater, and overlay districts (natural resources, historic, airport, skyline, and higher education).

Residential Districts

Mixed Use Districts

Form Districts

Special Purpose Districts

Overlay Districts

Article 3: Permitted Uses (sections 50-19 to 50-20)  Includes information on the use table to determine where land uses are allowed, and use specific standards.

Article 4: Development Standards (sections 50-21 to 50-34)  Includes information on form districts, parking, landscaping, screening, signs, sustainability, design standards, lighting, and plat design.

Article 5: Administration & Procedures (sections 50-35 to 50-39)   Includes information on review and approval process, and nonconformities.

Article 6: Definitions (sections 50-40 to 50-41)   


--UDC Interpretations

15-01 Small Livestock in Urban Agriculture

15-02 Detached Decks Must Meet Setbacks

15-03 Shoreland Setback for Solar Energy Systems

--Regulating and District Plans

Regulating plans are required for any development in R-P and MU-P zone districts.

Bluestone Regulating Plan With 7 Amendments (April 2015).  Amendments 8, 9, and 10

Coffee Creek Regulating Plan

Ramsey Village Regulating Plan

Spirit Cove Plan

Rockridge Plan

District plans are encouraged for developments in the Mixed Use Institutional zone district.

St Luke's District Plan, Jan 2013


--Airport Ordinance

Click here for a link to the 1988 Duluth International Airport Zoning OrdinanceAirport Maps


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