Planning Commission

Planning Commission

The Planning Committee is an advisory body that reviews, researches and makes recommendations on issues related to site plans, subdivisions, land use and zoning.

The Victoria Planning Commission acts as the board of adjustments and appeals and has the power and duty of hearing and deciding, subject to review by the City Council on certain appeals or requests.

  • Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative officer in the enforcement of Victoria city ordinances.
  • Interpret the boundary lines between zoning districts when such questions arise and interpret the provisions of Victoria city ordinances in such a way as to carry out its intent and purpose.
  • Hear requests for variances from the literal provisions of city code to instances where their strict enforcement would cause undue hardship because of circumstances unique to the individual property under consideration.

Planning Commission Members
Planning Commissioners are appointed by the Victoria City Council for three-year terms and they may be reappointed for additional terms. Members may also be appointed to fill the remaining term of a retiring member.

  • Jerret Coon, Chair, Appointed April 1, 2022
    Term expires March 31, 2025
  • John Iverson, Appointed April 1, 2022
    Term expires March 31, 2025
  • Joseph Otterstetter, Appointed April 1, 2024
    Term expires March 31, 2027
  • Al Racius, Appointed July 24, 2023
    Term expires March 31, 2026
  • Christian Pederson, Appointed April 1, 2022
    Term expires March 31, 2025
  • Eric Rehm, Appointed April 1, 2023
    Term expires March 31, 2026
  • Benjamin Sykora, Appointed April 1, 2023
    Term expires March 31, 2027
Alternate Members
  • Alternate 1: Aaron Kroth
  • Alternate 2: Matt Doepke

Interested in applying for a seat on the Planning Commission? Seats are open for appointment by the City Council at the beginning of each calendar year.

Planning Commission Meeting Details

First and Third Tuesdays of the Month
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers

Planning Commission Meeting Information

Planning Commission Meeting Location
Location: Council Chambers, Victoria City Hall
Address: 1670 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN 55386
Parking: Parking Lot on East Side of City Hall or On-Street Parking

Contact Information
Brian McCann, City Planner
Email Address:, Phone: 952-443-4223

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