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At their May 10, 2024 meeting, the Saint Paul Planning Commission recommended approval of the East Grand Avenue Overlay District Zoning Study text amendments. The Saint Paul City Council will host a public hearing on the proposed text amendments on July 10, 2024.


The East Grand Avenue Overlay District establishes regulatory standards for building size, height, and design for all new development along East Grand Avenue between Oakland Avenue and Ayd Mill Road.

The City of Saint Paul is working on a Zoning Study to consider Zoning Code text changes to the East Grand Avenue Overlay District in response to policy direction in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan and the new Summit Hill/District 16 Neighborhood Plan, which is currently in progress. The Zoning Study includes technical analyses completed by Planning and Economic Development staff as well as an Advisory Committee led by a consultant.

Study Area

The East Grand Avenue Overlay District applies to all properties abutting Grand Avenue from Oakland Avenue to Ayd Mill Road.

East Grand Avenue Overlay District Boundary

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  • Summer 2022
    • Background research
    • Zoning analysis
    • Solicit and select consultant for Advisory Committee facilitation
  • Fall 2022
    • Planning Commission initiation
    • Microscale analysis
    • Begin Advisory Committee meetings
  • Winter 2023
    • Advisory Committee meetings
  • Spring 2023
    • Conclude Advisory Committee meetings
    • Review Advisory Committee recommendations
    • Case study research
  • Summer - Fall 2023
    • ​​​​​​​Prepare draft text amendments
  • Winter 2024
    • ​​​​​​​Planning Commission public hearing
  • Spring 2024
    • City Council public hearing
    • City Council approval

Advisory Committee

The City and a technical assistance consultant assembled an Advisory Committee to guide the Zoning Study's direction and provide advisory recommendations for consideration as the City prepared Zoning Code text amendments. The Advisory Committee met seven times from November 2022 to March 2023, participating in consultant-led activities and discussions related to zoning, development, and design. The Advisory Committee also generated a guiding principles document.


Advisory Committee members were selected by the consultant with support from City staff and the Summit Hill Association. The selection process included an objective review of applicant ages, genders, affiliations and perspectives to achieve diverse representation on the Advisory Committee.

The selected members are:

  • Alex Peeper
  • Ari Parritz
  • Brian Wenger
  • Bridget Allan Ales
  • Carolyn Robertson
  • Chad Miller
  • Dan Marshall
  • Dominic Ciresi
  • EG
  • Ian Ball
  • Kathryn Olmstead
  • Sara Joy Proppe
  • Zack Farrell

Meeting notes

Notes from all Advisory Committee meetings will be published on this webpage after the meeting.

Last Edited: June 7, 2024