Community and Economic Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for encouraging, planning, and managing community growth and development within, and in the immediate vicinity of, the City of Waseca.  Our aim is to provide individuals, organizations, and businesses with development information and opportunities to create a thriving and prosperous local economy.  To meet that goal, the City has established long-range planning models and land use/zoning regulations to promote orderly, efficient, and sustainable development that will benefit the community as a whole. 

This department is composed of the following divisions:

Within each division, City staff are available to provide guidance, discuss options, and offer solutions to any development issues or questions you may have. 

Please click on the division names above to find staff contact information and learn more about each division's specific community development roles and responsibilities.

The Community Development Department has created a Development Review and Approval Process Flow Chart which can generally be applied to all developments and displays the typical paths to successful review and approval.  To learn more about some of the major steps in that process, please click here