Background

The Zoning Committee is a sub-committee of the Planning Commission. It advises the Planning Commission on:

  • Amendments to the Zoning Code
  • Determinations of similar use, conditional uses, nonconforming uses, and rezonings
  • You may submit these types of applications by Email to our zoning section in the Department of Planning and Economic Development.

Overview of Zoning

Zoning is a system of land use regulation based on a written ordinance and mapped zoning districts. The uses permitted on a parcel of land depend on its zoning district classification. The zoning map identifies the zoning classification of the property, and the text explains the uses permitted and other related regulations. The text portion of Saint Paul’s zoning code is found in Title VIII (Chapters 60-69) of the City’s Legislative Code. Zoning maps are available as a set of 24 panels in PDF format that covers the entire city. The PDF panels are normally updated on an annual basis, with additional updates after larger-scale zoning studies are approved.

The City also has a property information look up feature to find the zoning classification and other information for a property if you have its street address.

Administration of zoning regulations is split between the departments of Safety and Inspections and Planning and Economic Development. There is a filing fee associated with each zoning application and appeal. The Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Committee agendas and minutes may be received automatically when updated through the City's e-subscription service.

Zoning Frequently Asked Questions

Role of the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI)

A good deal of general zoning information, including descriptions of various types of zoning applications, application forms, and schedules can be found on the DSI zoning website.

The Zoning Administrator’s Office is located in DSI and is responsible for:

  • Providing general zoning information to the public (call 651-266-9008)
  • Daily administration of the zoning code
  • Staffing the Board of Zoning Appeals and handling zoning variance applications
  • Issuing sign permits, and
  • Site plan review, as well as other functions

Role of the Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED)

PED zoning responsibilities include staffing the Planning Commission for reviewing:

Public hearings on these applications are held before the Zoning Committee of the Planning Commission. The full Commission takes action on each application the following week. PED zoning staff also coordinates the City’s review of subdivisions, including plats and lot splits. Plats require a public hearing before the City Council; lot splits are approved administratively.

Appeals

Decisions of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the City Council. Appeals must be filed within 10 days of the Planning Commission's decision on the Zoning Appeal form and need to state the errors of fact, procedure, or finding on which the appeal is based. When filing an appeal, you must also pay a filing fee.

Zoning Committee Details

The following Planning Commission members comprise the Zoning Committee.

  • Anne DeJoy
  • Kristine Grill
  • Nathaniel Hood
  • Luis Rangel Morales
  • Jake Reilly - Chair
  • Omar Syed
  • Simon Taghioff 

Meetings

The Zoning Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. every other Thursday in City Council Chambers (3rd floor, City Hall) unless otherwise noted below.

Public Testimony can be submitted to PED-ZoningCommitteeSecretary@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

2021 Zoning and Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

Notices about all zoning cases are published in the Saint Paul Legal Ledger on Mondays, 10 days before the public hearing. Notices can be searched by property address and viewed by visiting https://publicnotices.legalledger.com/.

AGENDAS PACKETS RESULTS MINUTES
January 14, 2021

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC
20-101-751 2069 Marshall Avenue 
20-102-273 Lexington Station Apartments

Summary

20-101-751 2069 Marshall Draft Resolution

20-101-751 2069 Marshall Avenue (additional public comment received after the packet was posted)

20-102-273 Lexington Station Apartments Draft Resolution

20-102-273 Lexington Station Apartments (additional public comment received after the packet was posted)
 

 

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC

20-101-751 2069 Marshall

20-102-273 Lexington Station Apartments

January 28, 2021

 

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC

Staff Memo 

Summary

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC Draft Resolution

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC 

February 11, 2021

 

 

21-216-956 981 University CUP

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments

Summary

21-216-956 981 University draft resolution

21-216-956 981 University (additional public comment received after the packet was posted)

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments
(additional public comment received after the packet was posted)

Applicant Presentation (images)

Applicant Presentation (written)

21-216-956 981 University CUP

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments

February 25, 2021

 

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments
Staff update memo

20-099-497 Provincial House 
20-099-497 Provincial House public comment

21-236-483 1509 Marshall CUP

21-226-435 1164 W 7th Rezoning

21-236-115 275 Erie NCUP Duplex

21-236-272 Alter Logistics

Summary

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments 

20-099-497 Provincial House draft resolution
additional public comment

21-236-483 1509 Marshall CUP draft resolution
additional public comment

21-226-435 1164 W 7th Rezoning draft resolution

21-236-115 275 Erie
draft resolution
additional public comment

21-236-272 Alter Logistics draft resolution 

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments

20-099-497 Provincial House

21-236-483 1509 Marshall

21-226-436 1164 W 7th

21-236-115 275 Erie

21-236-272 Alter Logistics

 

March 11, 2021

 

21-225-115 James-Lexington Apartments
updated staff report for 21-225-115
21-237-397 North End Community Center
21-239-633 Lexington Landing Phase II
21-241-161 Grand-Cleveland Parking Lot

Summary

21-225-115 James-Lexington Apartments draft resolution
additional public comment

21-237-397 North End Community Center draft resolution

21-239-633 Lexington Landing Phase II draft resolution

21-241-161 Grand Cleveland Parking Lot - Laid over to March 25.

21-225-115 James-Lexington Apartments minutes

21-237-397 North End Community Center minutes

21-239-633 Lexington Landing Phase II minutes

21-241-161 Grand Cleveland Parking Lot minutes

 

March 25, 2021

 

21-241-161 Grand-Cleveland Parking Lot updated report 3/24/21

21-241-161 Grand-Cleveland Parking Lot original report

21-242-472 1219 St. Clair Rezoning

21-240-240 1001 Reaney Rezoning

21-241-868 554 Broadway Rezoning

21-241-239 603 Edmund Nonconforming Duplex

Summary

21-241-161 Grand-Cleveland Parking Lot memo & draft resolution

21-242-472 1219 St. Clair draft resolution

21-242-472 1219 St. Clair public comment submitted after staff packet

21-240-240 1001 Reaney  draft resolution

21-241-868 554 Broadway draft resolution

21-241-239 603 Edmund draft resolution

21-241-239 603 Edmund public comment submitted after staff packet

 

21-241-161 Grand-Cleveland Parking Lot minutes

21-242-472 1219 St. Clair Rezoning minutes

21-240-240 1001 Reaney Rezoning minutes

21-241-868 554 Broadway Rezoning minutes

21-241-239 603 Edmund Nonconforming Duplex minutes

 

April 8, 2021

 

21-241-476 444 Maryland W Rezoning - postponed by applicant to April 22

21-246-238 1053 Dale Rezoning

 

Summary

21-246-238 1053 Dale
draft resolution
public comment submitted after staff packet
Letter from District Council

21-246-238 1053 Dale minutes

April 22, 2021 (revised 4/20)

 

21-241-476 444 Maryland W Rezoning 

21-251-165 300 Banfil/149-155 Dousman Rezoning 

21-251-173 300 Banfil/149-155 Dousman Variances - this has been postponed to 5/6/21 by the applicant

Summary

21-241-476 444 Maryland draft resolution

21-241-476 444 Maryland public comment submitted after staff packet

21-251-165 300 Banfil draft resolution

21-251-165 and 21-251-173 300 Banfil/149-155 Dousman public comment submitted after staff packet

21-241-476 444 Maryland minutes

21-251-165 300 Banfil minutes
 

May 6, 2021

 

21-249-513 385 Topping Rezoning

21-252-047 549 Minnehaha Nonconforming Use

21-251-173 300 Banfil/149-155 Dousman Variances

Summary

21-249-513 385 Topping Rezoning draft resolution

public comment letters submitted after staff packet

21-252-047 549 Minnehaha Ave Nonconforming Use draft resolution

21-251-173 300 Banfil/149-155 Dousman draft resolution

public comment letters submitted after staff packet

21-249-513 385 Topping minutes

21-252-047 549 Minnehaha minutes

21-251-173 300 Banfil/149-155 Dousman minutes

May 20, 2021

 

21-257-179 240 W Sycamore Auto Salvage CUP

21-256-450 733 Grand Coulee Bank drive-thru

Summary

21-257-179 240 W Sycamore draft resolution

public comment letters submitted after staff packet

21-256-450 733 Grand Coulee Bank draft resolution

public comment letters submitted after staff packet

Public Works Comments - 733 Grand Queueing Analysis

21-257-179 240 W Sycamore minutes

21-256-450 733 Grand minutes

June 3, 2021

 

21-263-450 520 Payne Rezoning

21-263-294 1648 Bush Nonconforming Duplex Reestablishment

Summary

21-263-450 520 Payne draft resolution

public comment received after staff packet

21-263-294 1648 Bush draft resolution

public comment received after staff packet

21-263-450 520 Payne minutes

21-263-294 1648 Bush minutes

June 17, 2021

 

MEETING CANCELLED

 

   

July 1, 2021 
revised 6/25/21

 

 

 

21-271-810 695 Grand Rezoning
Public Comment part 1
Public Comment part 2

21-269-061 695 Grand CUP with variance - postponed to July 15, 2021

Summary 
(updated 7/13/21)

Presentation by applicant

21-271-810 695 Grand Rezoning draft resolution

See below additional public comment received after packet was published.

Please note: the deadline to submit public comments was June 30 at 12:00 p.m.

Summit Hill Association's Board of Directors letter of recommendations

695 Grand Letters in support

695 Grand Letters in opposition

A Better Way Petition 

 

21-271-810 695 Grand Rezoning minutes

 

July 15, 2021

 

21-269-061 695 Grand CUP with variances

21-275-968 402 Front Supportive Housing CUP

21-277-255 1945 Rome Lot Split Appeal

Summary

21-269-061 695 Grand CUP and Variances 
draft resolution

Public comment received after packet was posted:
In support
In opposition

A Better Way Petition 
Part 1
Part 2

21-275-968 402 Front Supportive Housing 
draft resolution
public comment received after packet was posted

21-277-255 1945 Rome Lot Split Appeal - Laid over to 7/29/21

21-269-061 695 Grand Avenue minutes

21-275-698 402 Front minutes

21-277-255 1945 Rome minutes

 

July 29, 2021

 

21-277-255 1945 Rome Lot Split Appeal

Summary

21-277-255 1945 Rome Lot Split draft resolution

21-277-255 1945 Rome Lot Split minutes

August 12, 2021

MEETING CANCELLED

   

 

August 26, 2021

 

21-291-082 231 Front Rezoning

Summary

21-291-082 231 Front 
draft resolution 
public comment received after packet was posted

21-291-082 231 Front Rezoning minutes

 

September 9, 2021

 

21-292-480 576 N Lexington Pkwy Rezoning

21-234-388 364 Minnehaha CUP

Summary

21-292-480 576 N Lexington draft resolution

21-234-388 364 Minnehaha draft resolution

21-292-480 576 N Lexington minutes

21-234-388 364 Minnehaha minutes

 

September 23, 2021

 

 

21-299-256 1126 Lincoln Establishment of Nonconforming Use

Summary

21-299-256 1126 Lincoln draft resolution

21-299-256 1126 Lincoln public comment received after packet was posted

21-299-256 1126 Lincoln minutes

October 7, 2021

21-302-448 1179 E 7th St CUP

21-299-076 406 Maryland Fuel & Auto CUP

Summary

21-299-076 406 Maryland Fuel & Auto draft resolution

21-302-448 1179 E 7th CUP minutes

21-299-076 406 Maryland minutes

October 21, 2021

 

21-302-448 1179 E 7th St memo

21-305-090 1329-1331 Lincoln Rezoning

Summary

21-302-448 1179 E 7th St draft resolution 

21-305-090 1329-1331 Lincoln Rezoning draft resolution

21-305-090 1329-1331 Lincoln - public comment received (after packet)

 

November 4, 2021

 

     

2020 Zoning Committee Meetings

2019 Zoning Committee Meetings

2018 Zoning Committee Meetings

2017 Zoning Committee Meetings

2016 Zoning Committee Meetings

 

Last Edited: October 26, 2021