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St. Anthony Park Como 2030 Small Area Plan and Zoning Study
The District 12 St. Anthony Park Community Council has recommended and submitted the draft St. Anthony Park Como 2030 Small Area Plan and Zoning Study to the city for consideration and adoption. The study area includes all parcels within 150 feet of Como Avenue between Highway 280 and the U of M transitway. The draft can be viewed here
, with proposed rezoning shown on page 9 and details on pages 10-12. The Saint Paul Planning Commission approved the Plan and Zoning Study on January 7, 2011. For further information contact Allan Torstenson
Smith Avenue Revitalization Plan
The Smith Avenue Revitalization Plan
was approved by the Planning Commission on August 5, 2011 and by the CIty Council on September 28, 2011. It has been adopted as an amendment to the Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan with approval from the Metropolitan Council on January 19, 2012. For further information contact Kate Reilly.
Highland Village Rezoning Study
Design Standards Zoning Amendments
After holding two public hearings on May 22 and June 5, 2009, the Planning Commission reviewed the public testimony and staff responses, and recommended approval of the design standards zoning amendments on October 16, 2009. The City Council held a public hearing on December 16, 2009, and approved the zoning amendments on December 23, 2009. For more information on the design standards zoning amendments ordinance, click here
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Currency Exchange Zoning Study and Amendments
The City Council placed a moratorium on the establishment of new currency exchanges and industrial loan and thrift companies on January 13, 2010, so that a zoning study
could be conducted in order to determine the effectiveness of the current municipal code in regulating such businesses. The Planning Commission recommended the study’s findings, including amendments to the zoning code
, and it was approved by the City Council in October, and the ordinance became effective on January 5, 2011.
For further information contact Patricia James
Zoning Fee Study and Amendments
The Saint Paul Planning Commission recently completed a study of fees
charged by the departments of Planning & Economic Development and Safety & Inspections for zoning reviews and applications. The study included applications reviewed by both the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Commission as well as administrative reviews conducted by staffs in each department. The study looked the cost to process each type of application compared to the existing fees. Fees were also compared to similar fees charged by the cities of Bloomington and Minneapolis.
The results of the study were incorporated into an ordinance
that was recommended by the Planning Commission and approved by the City Council on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.
For further information, contact e-mail.