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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.

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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

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

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

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Deeply affordable housing at Highland Bridge moves forward

4/22/2021 Planning & Economic Development

On Wednesday, April 14, the Saint Paul City Council unanimously initiated the establishment of two Affordable Housing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts at Highland Bridge (formerly known as the “Ford Site”). This exciting and important step will help provide deeply affordable housing units on the Highland Bridge site, following the original vision in the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan.

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Saint Paul Launches Dine Saint Paul Campaign to Support Local Restaurants

3/23/2021 Planning & Economic Development

The City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority have partnered with Visit Saint Paul to launch Dine Saint Paul, a new marketing campaign to support restaurants during the pandemic.

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Saint Paul Housing Director Kayla Schuchman Selected as 40 Under 40 Honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

2/25/2021 Planning & Economic Development

The City of Saint Paul announced today Housing Director Kayla Schuchman is one of the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journals 2021 40 Under 40 honorees. 

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Last Edited: October 21, 2021