Community Development Services

for central Minnesota communities

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Plan for Success

People often have strong feelings about land use. Sourcewell community development administrators can help your community determine how to best use and regulate its land. 

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Access services on a per-project, per-contract bases. Rates vary.

  • Long-range planning

    You know the future of a community depends on the decisions made today. With tools and guidance, you can engage your residents and develop a collective vision for your community. 

    Get help with: 

    • Comprehensive planning 
    • Downtown plans 
    • Park, trail, and open space plans 
    • Project planning and administration  
    • Strategic planning  
    • Mapping services 
  • Community engagement

    Public input is a critical component of land use and zoning efforts. We can help you rally your community around projects, programs, and policies using a variety of tools and techniques. 

    Get help with: 

    • Community visioning sessions 
    • Interactive polling 
    • Mapping activities 
    • Survey development 
    • Small group facilitation 
    • Engagement education
  • Zoning administration

    Get the help you need with any and all zoning-related inquiries. Our consultants will use your community’s ordinances to answer questions from all parties. 

    Get help with: 

    • General zoning assistance 
    • Land use/zoning permitting 
    • Subdivision reviews 
    • Zoning ordinance enforcement  
    • Zoning ordinance audit/reviews and amendments 
    • Zoning application reviews (variances, conditional use permits, etc.) 

    More services may be available upon request. 

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Showcasing communities

As a part of comprehensive planning, Sourcewell staff create videos that capture what makes each community a great place to live, work, and play.

See videos for Brainerd, Breezy Point, Crosslake, Frazee, Isle, Jenkins, Nisswa, and Staples.

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Explore programs for communities

Your community counts on you. Count on us to offer professional development/training, services, and support to help your entity work more efficiently and effectively. 

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