Planning and Zoning


Planning & Zoning


The Ely Plan and Zoning Commission works with the City Council to plan the way land is used and developed in Ely. The P & Z advises the City Council on planning, zoning and subdivision matters such as zoning and subdivision requests and prepares and updates the Ely Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances for approval by the City Council.


Zoning Ordinances Adopted – Not Yet Codified

(Ordinances listed below have not yet been officially codified in Zoning Code)

  Zoning Ordinances #
  Accessory Buildings 273
  Swimming Pool Fence 272
  Zero Lot R-2 271
  Main Building Height Measurement 264
  Rural Residential Zoning District 259
  Good Neighbor Policy 258
  Sign Regulations 234
  Downtown Commercial Zoning District 232
  R-3 and R-4 Zoning Districts Added 206
  Preliminary Plat Time Limit 195
  Adult Oriented Establishments 193
  Bulk Regulation Changes for R-1 189
  Mobile Home District Regulations 186
  Adding Definitions 183


Ely Planning News

Linn County completed and adopted a City-County Strategic Growth Plan for the area within 2 miles of Ely city limits. This plan deals with the goals for use and development of land around Ely’s city limits, future land use areas, and development guidelines. Ely and Linn County adopted a strategic growth plan for the area within 2 miles of Ely city limits. The intent of the Strategic Growth Plan is to help Ely and Linn County coordinate land use planning, improve review of applications for rezoning, conditional use permits and subdivisions, and enhance review and consideration of development of land within 2 miles of Ely’s city limit.