In 2020, the City of Saint Paul adopted the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, setting forth policy direction for future development at a citywide scale. District plans are intended to refine general Comprehensive Plan policies and establish goals and objectives that are unique to the opportunities and challenges of smaller geographical areas of the city. District plans are adopted as addenda to the Comprehensive Plan and used to inform development decisions.

View a map of Saint Paul with locations of all the district plans and a map with all of the planning districts.

Creating or Revising Neighborhood Plans

District Councils or community organizations lead the process for creating or revising District Plans, in coordination with City staff and the Planning Commission. The purpose of and process for plan creation is described in the document District Plan Guidelines.

A helpful reference guide for neighborhood planning, "Road to the Community Plan," explains and illustrates key steps to guide communities as they undertake a community plan process. The road map was created by CURA student researcher Andrew Tran in partnership with the Macalester-Groveland Community Council and City of Saint Paul.

District Plans


There are many resources available to support funding, implementation and other considerations throughout a district plan update process, including:

Last Edited: June 26, 2024