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

Join a Webinar about the 1-4 Unit Housing Study Phase 2 Amendments

3/16/2023 Planning & Economic Development

Each webinar will feature an informational presentation about the proposed zoning code amendments and provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions of the 1-4 Unit Housing Study team.

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City of Saint Paul Opens Applications for Rondo Inheritance Fund 

3/14/2023 Mayor's Office

Eligibility forms for Inheritance Fund assistance for descendants of Old Rondo now included in the Downpayment Assistance and Homeowner Rehab programs 

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Planning Commission Opens Public Comment Period for 1-4 Unit Housing Study Phase 2 Amendments

3/6/2023 Planning & Economic Development

The Planning Commission public hearing will be held on April 14, 2023.

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Mayor Carter Announces 2023 Saint Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest

3/3/2023 Mayor's Office

City of Saint Paul, Public Art Saint Paul, and Saint Paul Almanac invite writers to submit poems to be stamped into sidewalks this summer 

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Last Edited: July 26, 2022