The Maplewood Planning Division champions the values of our community by guiding development and protecting the environment through studies and zoning controls.

The City of Maplewood Planning Division is primarily responsible for the review and management of new developments, subdivisions and redevelopment.

The division coordinates the preparation of a comprehensive plan that lays out the City’s long-range plans for:
  • Land use
  • Transportation
  • Parks and open space
  • Housing
  • Sanitary sewer
  • Water
  • Economic development
Additional Responsibilities
  • The division also provides information and assistance to residents, businesses and developers.
  • Within the context of the comprehensive plan, the division administers the city’s zoning and subdivision ordinances, which govern how property can be used and divided.
  • The division makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and Maplewood City Council on all land use issues.
  • The division also acts as staff liaison to the Planning Commission, the Community Design Review Board and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority - preparing its reports and minutes.
Zoning, Land Use & Flood Map Information
If you need zoning, land use, and/or flood map information for a parcel please call 651-249-2300, option 2 and choose a planner. 
  1. Michael Martin, AICP

    Assistant Community Development Director
    Phone: (651) 249-2303

  2. Shann Finwall, AICP

    Environmental Planner
    Phone: (651) 249-2304

Important Links to Planning Materials
  • Planning Handouts - Locate guidelines for the placement of swimming pools, fences, general setbacks for a single-family lots, a generic site plan and the noise control ordinance.
  • Land Use Applications - Find applications, including requirements, for all planning issues, including variances, CUP’s, street vacations, rezoning and platting.
  • Signs - Find information on the city's sign ordinance. Read about general requirements for signs. Download the application for commercial sign permits.
  • Zoning and Land Use - Find out information about zoning and land use for your property.
  • Maplewood Senior Housing (PDF)- This list contains information about senior housing facilities within the City.
  • Gladstone Master Plan (PDF)- The city council adopted the Gladstone Redevelopment Master Plan in March 2007.
  • Gladstone Market Study (PDF)- The city commissioned the market study in 2003 and it was updated in November of 2012.
  • Hillcrest Village Opportunity Site (PDF)- Metropolitan Council study from November 2002 - created in coordination with the cities of Maplewood and Saint Paul. 

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