Community Development

Community development is a process through which staff, residents, businesses, and organizations collaborate to improve the social, physical, and economic well-being in the City of Isanti. Department staff facilitate new development and redevelopment while enforcing codes and regulations.

The Community Development Department is staffed by the Community Development Director and the Code Enforcement/Zoning Technician. The Department is responsible for:


  • Administers Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.
  • Administers City Comprehensive Land Use and Long Range Plans.
  • Processes land use applications, including Variances, Use Permits, Rezoning, Subdivision, Annexation Requests, etc.
  • Staffs the Planning Commission and Administrative
  • Hearings, prepares agendas, staff memos, proposed ordinances and policies.
  • Administers the Flood Plain Land Use (FEMA) Program.
  • Oversees the Code Enforcement/Zoning Technician; who works to address nuisance and non-compliant property related matters, by advising property owners of code requirements and enforcement procedures to obtain compliance with City Code.
  • Oversees the Building Department


Community Development Contacts

Director of Community Development
Ryan Kernosky
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Code Enforcement/Zoning Technician - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Development Links and Resources
Building Department
Code Enforcement
Comprehensive Plan, 2008
Ordinances and Code
Planning Commission
Zoning Map, 2017































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