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.
This includes both the Neighborhood STAR and the Cultural STAR programs Online applications will be due Wednesday, May 15 at 4 p.m.Read More
Saint Paul Grants Over $2.3 Million in Capital Funding to 41 Neighborhood Businesses and Organizations
The 2023 Neighborhood STAR grants support small, minority- and woman-owned businesses across the City of Saint Paul.Read More
Two Saint Paul projects received funds through the most recent Livable Communities Transit-oriented development (TOD) funding round.Read More
For more than 25 years, the Cultural STAR program has supported local arts and cultural organizations and strengthened downtown as a vital cultural destination.Read More