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In accordance with legislation effective July 1, 2005, the services provided by the Local Planning Assistance Center are no longer available. However, resources produced by the Local Planning Assistance Center through June 30, 2005, will remain available from this web site. The LPA site has also been archived and can be downloaded via

Please direct requests for information packets to:
Professor Tony Filipovitch, Chair
Urban and Regional Studies Institute
Minnesota State; University at Mankato
106 Morris Hall
Mankato MN 56001

Local Planning Assistance Center

The Local Planning Assistance Center (LPAC) offers technical assistance, data and strategic planning advice to local governments and citizens to help them prepare comprehensive plans, address land use, planning, zoning and development issues, and use geographic information system tools and data in decision-making.

See brochure (698 K, PDF) for more details.


Have a question about comprehensive planning and zoning? Request information or assistance from LPAC by filling out this simple information request form. You may also contact one of the Center's staff.

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