Pet Kennels in Industrial Office Park Districts

Issue

Staff has been contacted by multiple entities interested in finding a location for a pet daycare within Chanhassen; however, very few zoning districts within the city permit these businesses.

Summary

Numerous businesses have inquired about the possibility of opening a pet daycare within the city; however, there is a scarcity of sites available that can accommodate the use. Additionally, the zoning districts that allow pet daycares either permit them as interim uses, which require that a date or event of termination be established, or will be rezoned to other uses that do not permit pet daycares once sewer and water service becomes available. The city does have one pet daycare, permitted as a “pet kennel”, operating within an office/industrial planned unit development.

Staff has examined how other cities regulate these uses and evaluated the impact of the city’s existing pet daycares and believes that these types of facilities could be accommodated within the city’s industrial office park district.

The following sections of the Chanhassen City Code are subject to changes:

  • Chapter 1 - General Provisions
  • Chapter 5 - Animals and Fowl
  • Chapter 20 - Zoning

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Schedule

Date Meeting Type Action
April 16, 2019 Planning Commission Public Hearing Tabled
May 13, 2019 City Council TBD