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

Three Affordable Housing Projects Move Forward at Highland Bridge

1/3/2023 Planning & Economic Development

These projects will add 195 units and represent 25% of the City’s affordable housing goal for the Highland Bridge redevelopment.

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Saint Paul HRA Announces Next Round of Inspiring Communities Developers

12/19/2022 Planning & Economic Development

The selected developers will construct housing on eleven currently vacant lots for homebuyers with low and moderate household incomes.

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RELEASE: JB Vang Partners, Inc. to be Recommended as Tentative Developer of former Hamm’s Brewery Complex

12/13/2022 Planning & Economic Development

The development would include a mix of housing, commercial and public spaces.

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City of Saint Paul Announces Redevelopment Opportunity at 1170 Arcade Street

11/17/2022 Planning & Economic Development

The HRA is seeking proposals for a higher density development to take advantage of nearby commercial and residential properties, as well as the transit and amenities in the area.

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Last Edited: July 26, 2022