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City outlines timeline for planning and zoning process related to ICA applications

The city of New Richmond will host a community meeting to solicit public input regarding the Immigration Centers of America (ICA) applications for certified survey map and re-zoning that the city received on April 4 and April 5.

The New Richmond Plan Commission and city council will review the applications in accordance with the city’s normal application process.  

All rezoning applications the city of New Richmond receives are given the same process that includes a public hearing in front of the Plan Commission and review and action by the city council. City staff will provide standard reports to the plan commission and city council.

Timeline - Key Dates

  • April 4 and 5 - ICA applications received
  • April 12 - Public process timeline released
  • April 18 - Staff report released
  • April 23 (4:30-9 p.m) - Community Conversation Public Forum at WITC New Richmond
  • May 7 (6 p.m.) - Plan commission meeting and special city council meeting at WITC New Richmond

The city of New Richmond is committed to a transparent process that includes public input. The process and discussion will be respectful and dignified.

The application has prompted several questions about the city of New Richmond process. To inform the public, the city has prepared frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the planning process in New Richmond.

Links to the FAQs and the ICA applications can be found on the City of New Richmond website under the “City News” portion of the site, a tab next to the “City Calendar” on the main page. Or by clicking the following links: FAQs  / ICA Applications.