Contact Information

2122 Campus Dr SE Suite #100
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-7100
Fax: 507-328-7958

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts

Land Development Manual Update

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

TOD/R2x Text Amendment Planning Commission Public Hearing- rescheduled to Wednesday, February 13th 6:00PM

The Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 13th is for the Text Amendment ONLY. Before a rezoning can take place, we first need to create the zoning districts. No properties will be rezoned as a result of this Public Hearing. If the City Council decides to adopt the TOD and R2x zoning districts, they would then need to initiate a rezoning, which would result in additional Public Hearings.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department 507-328-7100

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and Infill/Redevelopment - Update

The City of Rochester adopted its Comprehensive Plan, Planning 2 Succeed (P2S) 2040, in April 2018. P2S 2040 presents a vision to reduce the amount of vehicular traffic entering downtown through a change in choice of transportation and an increase of housing options around downtown. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and infill and redevelopment policies are essential components toward achieving that vision.


Project Summary


The City of Rochester has hired Clarion Associates to prepare targeted updates to the City’s Land Development Regulations. These updates will address:

  1. Infill & Redevelopment in Neighborhoods near Downtown
  2. Transit-Oriented and Transit-Supportive Development
  3. Incentives & Restricted Development
  4. General Updates to Implement the Comprehensive Plan

Clarion Associates is a national land use consulting firm that has completed over 180 zoning and development code revision projects throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

General Work Plan

The purpose of this project is to update Rochester’s regulations to reflect current best practices in infill development, development incentives, restricted development, and transit-oriented development, and to reflect the emerging land use and transportation goals in the draft Planning 2 Succeed (P2S) comprehensive plan. This project is scheduled to take place between January 2018 and July 2019, and the City will provide multiple opportunities and channels for public engagement throughout the process.

Transit-Oriented Development Interim Overlay 

Section 62.1120 Transit-Oriented Development Interim Overlay District - Approved 4/16/18

If you have questions or comments about any aspect of the Land Development Regulations Update
project, please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Department.