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Planning Commission


The Planning Commission holds public hearings on a wide variety of development issues, including zoning, platting, conditional use permits and variances. In addition, it develops long-range plans to guide the physical development of the community through a comprehensive planning process.


Roles and duties

The Planning Commission has an important role in reviewing new developments to be sure they meet the zoning and land use regulations of the City. Planning commission members are often the first to see details on new businesses, new buildings, and projects proposed for development.

The commission:

  • Holds public hearings
  • Reviews development items, new housing projects and the comprehensive plan
  • Makes recommendations to the City Council on whether or not to approve projects or plans

Apply to become a commissioner

Applications are always welcome! Applications are kept on file for one year. As openings occur, applicants are notified of openings and invited to participate in the commission interview process.

Fill out an application


Three years


Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Time commitment (approximate)

Twelve hours per month

Televised and streamed meetings

The meetings are televised live on Cable TV on Channel 16 and also web streamed.

View agendas and watch the meetings

Application deadlines and hearing dates

Applications are due on the first business day of the month by 5 p.m.

The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The City Council meets on the 4th Monday of the month.

The applicant or a designated representative is required to attend the Planning Commission and City Council meetings.

Deadline date Planning Commission public hearing date City Council date
12/01/17 01/10/18 01/22/18
01/02/18 02/14/18 02/26/18
02/01/18 03/14/18 03/26/18
03/01/18 04/11/18 04/23/18
04/02/18 05/09/18 05/29/18
05/01/18 06/13/18 06/25/18
06/01/18 07/11/18 07/23/18
07/02/18 08/08/18 08/27/18
08/01/18 09/12/18 09/24/18
09/04/18 10/10/18 10/22/18
10/01/18 11/14/18 11/26/18
11/01/18 12/12/18 To be determined
12/03/18 01/09/19 01/28/19

All dates are subject to change. Please verify dates with the Planning Division. A second hearing may have to be scheduled depending on the number of items submitted.

Council liaison

Lisa Jacobson

Staff liaison

Cindy Sherman

Commission members

Name District representing Term ends
Amy Hanson East April 1, 2020
Christopher Herbers Central April 1, 2021
Syed Husain City at-large April 1, 2020
John Kiekow City at-large April 1, 2021
Michael Kisch Central April 1, 2019
Michelle Mersereau West April 1, 2020
Hassanen Mohamed West April 1, 2021
Marshell Morton-Spears City at-large April 1, 2019
Carol Vosberg East April 1, 2019


Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday hours

We are closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25 and Tuesday, January 1.

Phone and email

Cindy Sherman
Planning Director
Email Cindy Sherman

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