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

Saint Paul Invites Public Comments on Environmental Scoping Document for Hillcrest Site

5/16/2022 Planning & Economic Development

The City of Saint Paul has determined that an Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) is required for the proposed redevelopment of the Hillcrest development site.

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City Launches Saint Paul Homeownership Preservation Program

2/7/2022 Planning & Economic Development

The City of Saint Paul is partnering with the Minnesota Homeownership Center to launch the program, which will advise residents on foreclosure prevention and provide limited financial assistance.

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Join a virtual engagement session to provide input for the 1-4 Unit Housing Study

1/24/2022 Planning & Economic Development

Residents are invited to one of three upcoming virtual engagement sessions to share input for Phase 2 of the 1-4 Unit Housing Study! This study is exploring the potential to create more neighborhood-scale housing types that are missing across the city.

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City of Saint Paul to Remove Citywide Parking Minimums for Real Estate Developments

8/18/2021 Planning & Economic Development

New Zoning Provisions to Align with Best Practices for Land Use and City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan

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Last Edited: May 9, 2022