The Detroit Lakes Planning Commission is seeking public input during their virtual meeting Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m., for proposed changes to the city's zoning ordinance.

The amendments seek to clarify setback, and fence height, requirements for residential properties. The commission hopes the changes will better inform residents where on their properties their fences must be 3 feet high, and where they are allowed to be 6 feet high.

Graphics will be included in the presentation to help viewers visualize the ordinance requirements.

Also, the commission will be seeking public comments on a subdivision ordinance change that would more clearly define that private developers are allowed to construct public improvements, such as roads, sewer lines, and water mains, in their developments. The language of the current ordinance did not clearly state that public improvements were permitted, according to a city staff report.

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Lastly, the public is encouraged to comment during the meeting on the proposed subdivision of the Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store plat, which would potentially create a new plat for a rumored ALDI grocery store, which has not been officially announced by the super market chain.

If members of the public want to view, or comment during, the meeting, they can submit their request for a Zoom invitation to comments@cityofdetroitlakes.com before 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25.