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A map shows the city’s proposed new zone districts. Each piece of property in the city will fall into one of seven zones. (Submitted image)

City zeroing in on new zoning ordinance

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City zoning has a bad rep as a dry topic, but the City of New Richmond is hoping that will change as it presents a draft of its new zoning ordinance to various clubs and civic groups in town.


The transformation of the city’s zoning ordinance is reaching the final steps in a process that began in January. The process has since seen the hiring of a consulting agency, seven subcommittee meetings, one public open house, and a developer and key stakeholder forum.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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