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.

For more information on the City of Saint Paul's COVID-19 response, subscribe to the COVID-19 bulletin and visit stpaul.gov/coronavirus.


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

Governor Walz Announces Expansion of Lockheed Martin Subsidiary in Saint Paul

5/23/2023 Mayor's Office

Expansion to create 100+ jobs and invest $60 million in partnership with DEED and City of Saint Paul

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Notice of Draft Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) Update for Highland Bridge

5/15/2023 Planning & Economic Development

Comments are due by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

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City of Saint Paul Pauses Applications for the Downpayment Assistance and Homeowner Rehab Programs, including Inheritance Fund Programs

5/12/2023 Planning & Economic Development

The application process is temporarily closed as staff processes the high volume of funding requests.

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Sherman Associates to be Lead Housing Developer at The Heights

4/26/2023 Planning & Economic Development

The Heights is an approximately $550 million redevelopment of the former Hillcrest Golf Club at the southwest corner of Larpenteur Avenue and McKnight Road in Saint Paul.

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Last Edited: March 30, 2023