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But why 35 acres?

Posted: Thursday, Feb 7th, 2013

Ryan Krogman

• Commission discusses minimum size of acreage for building in the country

BROOKINGS – Twenty-five building permits for new residences were issued by Brookings County Zoning during 2012, plus three for manufactured homes. That’s the information Zoning Director Bob Hill gave to the Brookings County Commission Tuesday that sparked a discussion about “the 35-acre rule.”

In Brookings County – outside the limits of all municipalities – you must own 35 acres of land in order to build a new home. The rule doesn’t apply to sites where a home previously stood, and the county also makes exceptions for religious communities, dairies, large farming operations and lots platted before zoning went into effect.

New Commissioner Ryan Krogman, a Realtor, asked the question: How long has it been 35 acres, and why?

For the complete article see the 02-07-2013 issue.

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