Planning Division

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.

Planning Division

Economic Development

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.

Economic Development Division


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.

Housing Division

Metropolitan Council Grants Support Equitable Development in Saint Paul

9/20/2023 Planning & Economic Development

Little Mod and the Hamm's brewery redevelopment received funds through the most recent Livable Communities funding round.

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Applications open for CEO Next Business Institute

7/27/2023 Planning & Economic Development

This no-cost program is accepting applications from motivated CEOs that have a growth vision for their company and looking to transition from small to large scale.

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Met Council Approves Grants for Job Creation, Housing and Economic Development

7/27/2023 Planning & Economic Development

Projects in Saint Paul will receive $1.1 million in grant funds to support economic opportunity, redevelopment and job creation across the city.

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The Saint Paul Port Authority Begins Construction at The Heights

7/11/2023 Planning & Economic Development

After nearly five years of planning, The Heights is set to deliver 1,000 new housing units and 1,000 living wage jobs to Saint Paul’s Greater Eastside.

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Last Edited: August 3, 2023