Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning department is responsible for reviewing all building and land use related requests. This may include, but not limited to, building permits, special land use permits and land use changes. The Planning and Zoning department is also responsible for the Comprehensive Plan. The City has adopted a comprehensive plan in order to manage the City’s growth to ensure suitable uses of the land. The other goal of the comprehensive plan is to protect the natural environment of Dayton.

Planning & Building Inquiries

The Planning department has a focus on customer service. If you have a question, comment, concern, or complaint related to the ordinances, development or building permits please feel free to visit us in person at 12260 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327. The Planning Department can also be reached by calling 763-712-3221.

AUAR (Alternative Urban Areawide Review)

French Lake Industrial Center AUAR Update – Draft Distributed for 10 Day Public Comments

The French Lake Industrial Center Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) examines 170.9 acres of land in Dayton, MN to analyze the impacts and mitigation measures necessary to accommodate a proposed industrial development. The City of Dayton adopted the French Lake Industrial Center Final AUAR and Mitigation Plan on February 10th of 2015.

The purpose of this document is to update the AUAR pursuant to Minnesota Rules. This report is intended to serve as an update to the 2015 AUAR and includes information on development to date and an update to the environmental analysis where necessary.

Copies of the Draft AUAR Update have been distributed to agencies listed on the most current Minnesota Environmental Quality Board distribution list for the 10 Day comment period. Published notice of this AUAR Update will occur on the EQB Monitor on Monday, November 18th, 2019, and all comments will be due by the end of Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.

All comments or objections should be directed to:

Tina Goodroad                                                                                  Phone: 763-421-3487

City Administrator/Development Director                             Email:

City of Dayton

12260 S. Diamond Lake Road

Dayton, MN, 55327