Native Landscaping

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The City Council recently passed a new ordinance that allows residents to plant and nurture native landscaping on their properties. According to current City Code, landscaping is effectively limited to turf grasses. This project was completed with a lot of leg work by the Environment Commission and Planning Commission. A public hearing on the proposed ordinance was held on January 28, 2020, and the City Council voted to approve the Ordinance at their meeting on February 12, 2020. If you have any questions about the changes, please reach out to Justin Markon, Community Development Coordinator. Justin’s phone number is 651-792-7613 and his email is

More information will be available soon on resident workshops to learn more about native landscaping.

Ordinance 20-02

Landscape diagram