Policy Summary

This law restricts the density and proximity of "drive-in businesses" and "fast food restaurants;" they are not permitted to be located within four hundred (400) feet of schools, churches, public recreation areas, and residentially zoned property and must be a minimum of 1,320 feet from one another.

Background Information

State Minnesota
Jurisdiction Name Arden Hills
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Prohibits/discourages something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

The law indirectly refers to youth through having a focus on "schools." § 1325.04(1)(a).

Health-related goal?

See references to promoting the "general public health ...of the inhabitants of the City of Arden Hills, Minnesota" and protecting "against …hazards in the interest of public health…" § 1300.02(1) and (12), respectively.

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

The law is located within the city's zoning code, which has a series of stated purposes relating to the "general public health, safety, comfort and general welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Arden Hills, Minnesota," maintaining "the character" and natural areas of the city, supporting the city's economic vitality, and specifying administrative powers and duties. § 1300.02.

Includes definitions?

§ 1305.04.

Addresses implementation?

The Zoning Administrator and City Council are responsible for approving land use applications and variances as detailed in sec. 1355. § 1355.

Enforcement provisions?

The authority of the City Council to enforce the Zoning Code is described, but no specific penalties are listed. § 1370.01(1).

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Arden Hills, Minnesota Code of Ordinances, Chapter 13 - Zoning Code, Section 1325 - General Regulations. History: (revised 12/17/08).