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Neighborhood Homes
Jesse Anderson
Deputy Director/ HRA Specialist

6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy.
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Ph: (763) 569-3330
Fx: (763) 569-3360

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Community Development Department is responsible for:
  • Monitoring building construction through plan review activities and site visits,
  • Inspecting residential rental properties to ensure minimum health and life safety standards are met,
  • Addressing community concerns such as property maintenance, zoning codes, sign codes, public nuisances, and various quality of life codes.
  • Monitoring and coordinating foreclosure related issues and the vacant building program.

Several educational materials have been developed to help make your construction projects and neighborhood experiences safe and pleasant. If you have questions about building or community standards or suggestions for improvement, please contact us.

Department Mission
The department is committed to providing all those who choose to make Brooklyn Center their home, occupational center, or place to visit, quality service related to development, property maintenance, and code enforcement.  Quality service is provided through the use of modern technology and practices and quality assurance management. This is accomplished with a team of people dedicated to professional excellence and customer satisfaction. We strive to accomplish these tasks efficiently, effectively, and with accountability to the community we serve.

Department Goals  
  • Implement activities that promote high standards for residential and commercial properties, from the initial construction through the lifespan.
  • Increase the level of communication and public education regarding building codes, property maintenance, life and health safety, and general community standards.  
  • Provide quality services in a responsive, customer-oriented, and fiscally responsible manner.

Business and Development Responsibilities 

The Business and Development Department oversees the functions of land planning, development plan review, redevelopment and economic development, and property assessments. 

The department administers land use controls and implements the comprehensive plan in a manner consistent with city policies, reviews zoning and conditional use applications to ensure that all city ordinances and city codes are met, and evaluates properties to make sure they are valued consistent with state requirements.