Planning Commission

Main Duties

  • Consider and recommend changes to the city’s Zoning Code
  • Review and make recommendations concerning all land use applications
  • Hear requests for Zoning Code interpretations
  • Periodically review and recommend updates to the city’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Consider City Council requests for acquisition, improvement, or disposal of the city’s real property
  • Conduct the city’s public hearings on these matters when appropriate


The city provides live and tape-delayed cable casting of all regular Planning Commission meetings on Government Access Channel 16. The meetings can also be viewed by webcast over the Internet.

  • First Wednesday after the first Monday of the month
  • 6:30 pm
  • City Hall
    1245 W. Highway 96
     Arden Hills, MN 55112

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The Planning Commission has seven (7) members, plus two (2) named alternates that would sit as a voting member when a regular member must be absent. Current Planning Commission members include the following (note - terms expire on December 31st of the year referenced):

Contact Us

  1. Jessica Jagoe

    Community Development Director

    Email Jessica Jagoe

    Elena Fransen

    Senior Planner
    Email Elena Fransen

  • Paul Vijums (Chair) - Term expires 2023
  • Kurtis Weber - Term expires 2025
  • Jonathan Wicklund - Term expires 2024
  • Arlene Mitchell - Term expires 2024
  • Joshua Collins - Term expires 2024
  • Shelley Blilie - Term expires 2024
  • Brad Bjorklund - Term expires 2025
  • Steven Jones - Term expires 2024 (Alternate)
  • Vacant (Alternate)


The Planning Commission is currently seeking an Alternate commissioner.  Please apply here.

Thank you for your interest.


  • Emily Rousseau (Council Liaison)
  • Jessica Jagoe, Community Development Director (Staff Liaison)