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, supports homeless prevention and shelter services, and informs housing policy decisions.

Housing Division

Neighborhood Development Center Announces Opening of Grant Applications for MN PROMISE Act Funds

6/10/2024 Planning & Economic Development

The grant money is available to eligible disadvantaged small business owners and non-profit organizations, and can be utilized for working capital, payroll expenses, rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, equipment, and other essential operational costs. 

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Saint Paul City Council Adopts Policy to Ensure New Development is Ready for Electric Vehicles

4/24/2024 City Council

Ordinance 24-5 requires new and expanded surface parking lots to provide conduit and electric panel space necessary for future installation of electric vehicle chargers, guaranteeing more equitable access to EV charging for all residents regardless of home type.

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The Heights Awarded $4.7 Million for Geothermal Energy System

3/27/2024 Mayor's Office

The loan award is the first from the newly created Minnesota Climate Innovation Finance Authority

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Attend an Upcoming Cultural STAR Info Session

3/27/2024 Planning & Economic Development

The Cultural STAR program provides grants for arts and cultural programming and organizations within Saint Paul.

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Last Edited: June 10, 2024