Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA)

The Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) is a land corridor along the Mississippi River in the 7-county metro area where there are special land use regulations that guide development activity. The corridor was designated a Critical Area in 1976. Local governments in the corridor must complete a MRCCA plan (a required chapter in the comprehensive plan) that complies with state rules  (MR 6106.0010 – 6106.0180). For more information:


Primary Conservation Areas
Public River Corridor Views
Restoration Priorities
Open Space and Recreational Facilities
Transportation and Public Utilities
Surface Water Uses/ Barge Fleeting
Water-Oriented Uses


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