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