There are two updated plans for St. Anthony Park (District 12) that are in the process of being approved:
- The Saint Anthony Park Community Plan; and
- The Westgate Station Area Plan
The Saint Anthony Park Community Plan is a major update to the previous plan (adopted in 2008 and amended in 2013). The Saint Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) undertook an extensive survey and engagement process in 2017 and drafted the plan thereafter. The plan guides the ongoing development of Saint Anthony Park with a vision for the next 20 years. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on March 5, 2021. To learn more about the Saint Anthony Park Community Plan see the reports to the Planning Commission:
The updates to the Westgate Station Area Plan capture the substantial public effort that went into developing Westgate Public Realm Plan in 2017. The Westgate Public Realm Plan was completed in conjunction with acquisition of the new park space and the multi-family housing projects built at the former Weyerhaeuser Lumber site in the Westgate Station Area. Updates to the Westgate Station Area Plan reflect the changes to the recommended layout of the public realm due to the new park and development. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on July 27, 2018. Additional information is available here:
Both plans have been recommended for approval by the Saint Paul Planning Commission. The next steps for approval include holding a public hearing for each plan at City Council on July 18, 2022, followed by approval by City Council and Metropolitan Council.
Saint Paul’s Zoning Code controls how much housing can be built in certain parts of the City. These requirements make it difficult to build enough new housing to fix Saint Paul’s current housing shortage. City Council Resolution 18-1204 and the 2040 Comprehensive Plan call for studying ways to allow more housing in all areas of the City.
The 1-4 Unit Housing Study has two phases. Phase 1 of the study focused on small housing, accessory dwelling units, and parcels that are smaller or larger than normal; these amendments were adopted by the City Council on January 19, 2022 in City Council Ordinance 22-1 and go into effect March 5, 2022. Phase 2, the broader and more in-depth study, has been receiving technical analysis from housing, development, and financial experts, and is entering a stage of intentional public engagement around zoning and housing. This page will be updated with more details as they are available.
The City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed text amendments to Saint Paul’s Zoning Code regarding consent petition requirements for certain zoning applications on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Room 300, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul. Please see the June 16, 2022 memo to the Planning Commission for the zoning study and proposed amendments to the zoning code.
Comments may be submitted by email prior to the hearing at Contact-Council@ci.stpaul.mn.us. Comments in writing should be addressed to:
Office of the City Council
310 City Hall
15 Kellogg Boulevard West
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Questions can be directed to City Planner Kady Dadlez at 651-266-6619 or email@example.com.
In Saint Paul, most properties must have a certain amount of off-street parking. These “minimum parking requirements” have serious impacts on housing affordability, business flexibility, economic development and climate change. Updating these requirements was identified for study by the 2040 Comprehensive Plan and a 2018 Planning Commission resolution. Additionally, the City’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan cites reducing off-street parking requirements and encouraging alternative modes of transportation as strategies to reduce greenhouse gases.
After Planning staff proposed two alternative options for updating the city's minimum parking requirements (to "reduce" and to “eliminate”), the Planning Commission recommended the elimination option and later the City Council adopted the same, effectively eliminating minimum parking requirements in the City of Saint Paul on August 18, 2021 (Ordinance 21-27). The ordinance took effect on October 1, 2021.
The Ford Site is 135 acres of land along the Mississippi River and the former home of Ford Motor Companies' Twin Cities Assembly Plant. After closure, the City of Saint Paul and multiple partners spent a decade engaging with the community, studying environmental impacts, and approving a final plan for the site's redevelopment. Ryan Companies, as master developer of the site, is executing the City's plan of a new connected, livable, mixed-use neighborhood with clean technologies and high-quality design for energy, buildings, and infrastructure. It will be woven into the existing community; support walking, biking, and transit; and provide services, jobs, and activities that every generation can enjoy.
The Hillcrest Master Plan will determine future land uses and a new street network for the 112-acre former golf course on Saint Paul’s East Side. In 2019, the Saint Paul City Council approved bonds for the Saint Paul Port Authority to purchase the site. The Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) has lead the master plan process, in collaboration with community members, consultants, and the Port Authority. Community engagement throughout the process has outlined how to build opportunity and community wealth on the redeveloped Hillcrest site – bringing more housing, jobs, and public amenities.
Minnesota United FC, a North American Soccer League team, constructed a 20,000 seat major league soccer (MLS) stadium at I-94 and Snelling Avenue, as part of a planned and coordinated redevelopment of the entire 34.5 acre site that also includes the Midway Shopping Center (property owned by private landowner RK Midway). The goal is to create a new urban village surrounding the stadium that includes retail, office, residential and public open space uses, recognizing that this development will take place in phases over time.