Community Development


Contact Information

Community Development Department
590 40th Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Community Development
Huset Parkway_thumbCommunity Development is responsible for the long-range planning activities of the City, zoning administration, enforcement of land-use control ordinances, housing policies and management, Building Code enforcement, administration of permits and licenses, Comprehensive Plan development, and the coordination of the City's economic development activities. Community Development also provides staff services to the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Economic Development Authority, and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority. 

Staff Contact Information

Aaron Chirpich, Community Development Director
Phone: (763) 706-3675    Email:

Mitchell Forney, Community Development Coordinator
Phone: (763) 706-3674    Email:

Minerva Hark, City Planner
Phone: (763) 706-3673    Email:

Alicia Howe, Administrative Assistant II
Phone: (763) 706-3678   Email:

Ryan Smith, Building Official

Phone: (763) 706-3677  |  Email:   

Permits and Licensing 
Phone: (763) 706-3670  |  Email: