Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) is dedicated to serving our residents and businesses throughout all stages of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The community should follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Preservation (CDC)Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health to ensure the safety of every Saint Paul resident, employee, customer, and visitor.

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Planning Division

The Planning division promotes the social, physical, and economic well-being of residents, property owners, and business owners of Saint Paul by working on citywide, neighborhood, and major site plans, zoning, and providing local data and mapping resources.

Planning Division

Economic Development

The Economic Development division works to increase the number of jobs in Saint Paul, increase access to those jobs and opportunities, grow Saint Paul’s tax base, and lower unemployment among the City’s diverse populations with disproportionately high unemployment rates. The team also created the Business Resource Center to facilitate access to programs and services designed to help businesses succeed in Saint Paul.

Economic Development Division


The Housing Division works to ensure access to quality housing for all Saint Paul residents. The team finances housing construction and renovations, provide foreclosure prevention and counseling, supports homeless prevention and shelter services, and informs housing policy decisions.

Housing Division

Saint Paul's 30% AMI Deeply Affordable Housing Fund to Support New Project on the West Side

8/31/2022 Planning & Economic Development

The proposed Soul Apartments will add 35 deeply affordable apartments for larger families earning 30 percent or less of the area median income (AMI).

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Saint Paul Announces First Award from 30% AMI Deeply Affordable Housing Fund

6/22/2022 Planning & Economic Development

The Twelve-22 project on University Avenue will add 15 units at 30% AMI and 40 units at 60% AMI for the next 50 years.

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Saint Paul Poised to Add 75 Units of Deeply Affordable Housing through 30% AMI ARPA Funds

6/8/2022 Planning & Economic Development

The first solicitation of the City’s 30% AMI Deeply Affordable Housing Fund will support four projects and add a total of 246 affordable units (with 75 at the 30% AMI level) to Saint Paul’s housing supply.

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Saint Paul City Council Adopts Hillcrest Zoning and Master Plan

6/3/2022 Planning & Economic Development

The approved Master Plan outlines future land uses and a new street network for the 112-acre former golf course on Saint Paul’s East Side.

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Last Edited: July 26, 2022