Lake Elmo Comprehensive Plan Resource Page

Community Liaison Contact Information

If you were a Lake Elmo's Manufactured Housing Resident and would like to get involved, please email or call APAC at 855-361-2722.

Links to City’s Planning Website

Lake Elmo's Comprehensive Plan Language Regarding Manufactured Housing:

Chapter IV. Housing Element 1. Maintain and improve the condition of the Cimarron Manufactured Home park; facilitative future access to the regional sewer and water systems when these services are available to the park. 2. Enforce the existing housing maintenance requirements for residential properties within the City. 3. Provide for a mix of housing types and densities within the sewered development areas. Promote mix-used housing opportunities where appropriate in the Village planning area. 4. Incorporate connections to transportation facilities and jobs as part of new development proposals. 5. Review the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances to ensure that there are not any impediments to affordable housing. 6. Ensure that all new housing, including higher density developments, adheres to the highest possible standards of design and construction” (VII-4). “(6) Travel trailers, travel vehicles, and manufactured homes are prohibited in the flood plain district” (5-11). “Regarding the existing stock of housing that remains affordable, Lake Elmo does have some housing that meets the Metropolitan Council’s standards of affordability. According to the 2011 Met Council standards, a family making 60% of the area median income ($50,340) can afford the purchase of a home valued at $171,500 or less. Additionally, the 2011 Met Council affordability standards deem a two-bedroom rental unit at $1,134/month or less as affordable. Conducting an analysis of the existing housing stock in Lake Elmo reveals that there are 567 such properties that are affordable by the Met Council standards, which equates to 20.4% of the occupied housing units in the city. These properties can be found in Map 4-1. Four hundred-thirty (or just over 76% of the City’s affordable units) are found in the Cimarron Manufactured Home Park where there is a mix of affordable ownership and rental opportunities. The remaining 137 affordable owner-occupied housing units are mostly located in the Western portion of Lake Elmo near County Road 6, as well as within the Old Village” (4-4). “Urban Medium Density – This category current defines areas within Lake Elmo dedicated to manufactured home parks. The Cimarron development is currently the only such area within Lake Elmo” (3-6). “The existing units in the Cimarron manufactured home park will be served by regional sewer between 2020 and 2030. This flow is included in the forecasts. Cimarron will need to install a lift station in order to be served by regional sewer. The existing homes and businesses in the Village Planning Area of Lake Elmo are assumed to be served by regional sewer between 2013 and 2030. That flow has also been included in the forecasts” (6-1). “Cimarron Manufactured Home Park operates and maintains a packaged treatment plant with a capacity of 0.15 MGD. There is a State permit for this facility” (6-6).

City Community Engagement/Planner Contact Information

Emily Becker
Planning Director
Phone: 651-747-3912

Links to Lake Elmo's Comprehensive Plan Draft

Letter to Lake Elmo MN -1 19 2017.docx.pdf329.27 KB
CP Draft Follow Up Letter - Lake Elmo - APAC.pdf176.87 KB