Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) Ordinance Update

The City of Anoka has updated its MRCCA ordinance. The MRCCA is a corridor of land along each side of the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities metro area. The MRCCA program guides land development along the river to protect the corridor’s natural, cultural and scenic resources. Rules and regulations have been in effect since the MRCCA’s designation in 1976, but new rules were adopted by the State of Minnesota in 2017. The new rules are intended to more consistently protect habitat, scenic views and water quality, while still allowing development and redevelopment along the river. 

MRCCA General Information

Anoka City MRCCA Ordinance

Link to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) MRCCA Website

Primary Conservation Areas (PCAs) DNR webpage

Guide to City and Township MRCCA Zoning Update

Planning Commission Meeting Packet 9-6-2023

Maps

Anoka MRCCA District Map

Anoka MRCCA Bluff Impact Zone  Map

Anoka MRCCA Wetlands and Floodplains Map

Anoka MRCCA Vegetation Map

Applications and Owner Guides

Anoka MRCCA Vegetation Permit Application

Anoka MRCCA Vegetation Property Owner Guide

Anoka MRCCA Land Alteration Permit Application

Anoka MRCCA Land Alteration Property Owner Guide

Anoka MRCCA Conditional Use Permit Application/Review Supplement

Anoka MRCCA Variance Application/Review Supplement

SCHEDULE
City Council WorksessionWhen: July 24, 2023, at 5 p.m.
Where: Anoka City Hall in  Worksession Room
Open House/Informational MeetingWhen: August 24, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Anoka City Hall in Worksession Room
Planning Commission Meeting and Public HearingWhen: September 6, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Where: Anoka City Hall in Council Chambers
City Council Meeting (1st reading)When: October 2, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Where: Anoka City Hall in Council Chambers
City Council Meeting (2nd reading)When:  October 16, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Where: Anoka City Hall in Council Chambers