Opportunity Zones


Where Are Saint Paul's Opportunity Zones? Click for an Interactive Map Dashboard

 

Nineteen Census Tracts.

Eleven Square Miles.

Seven focus areas.

Over one-fifth of Saint Paul.

 

There's opportunity across Saint Paul.

A new federal Opportunity Zone program unlocks new resources to support large investments in targeted areas in the city.

And city government is ready to partner on investments that enhance equity, innovation, and resilience in our city.

 

Opportunity Zones

 

Opportunity Zone Home

Saint Paul: Minnesota's Livable and Dynamic Capital City
Light rail and transit investments.  New major league soccer and minor league baseball stadiums.  A focus on enhancing key cultural districts across the city.  Saint Paul is ready for your investment.

Saint Paul's Approach to Opportunity Zones
Working within the parameters of the federal program, Saint Paul is working to lift up and incentivize the investments that most respond to the needs of those who already live and do business in the city.

Contact us about Opportunity Zones!
Our staff is ready to help guide your in taking your project from concept to fruition. Don't hesitate to connect with us!

 

Focus Area: City Center and Riverfront, including District del Sol
The dynamic heart of the city, its downtown, and its riverfront present major opportunities for investors. The downtown tract was named by Smart Growth America as having the tenth-highest "Smart Growth Potential" among all 8,700 Opportunity Zone tracts nationwide.

Focus Area: Creative Enterprise Zone
Situated at the western end of the city's Green Line light rail, the evolving industrial and historic areas of the Creative Enterprise Zone are home to an increasingly innovative mix of entrepreneurs.

Focus Area: Midway Soccer Stadium, including Little Africa
The 2019 opening of Allianz Field, the new home of the Minnesota United major league soccer team, is the catalyst to drive long-awaited transformation midway between downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis.

Focus Area: Green Line East, including Little Mekong and Rondo
Home to a rich diversity of small businesses centered around the University Avenue/Green Line light rail corridor, this central part of the city continues to evolve, with a proposal to cover and redevelop interstate frontage, and find new uses at a closed Sears store adjacent to the State Capitol campus.

Focus Area: North End Nexus
Fresh off an innovative planning process that brought together partners from Saint Paul, Ramsey County, and the neighboring suburbs of Roseville and Maplewood, this area is rich in potential assets, but needs strategic investment to bind them together.

Focus Area: Phalen Corridor
Along with other cities, this part of the East Side lost major employers in the latter half of the twentieth century.  But in Saint Paul, the story didn't end there.

Focus Area: Gold Line East
Slated to open in 2024, Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit will connect downtown Saint Paul to the eastern suburbs on a dedicated right-of way.  Development opportunities are expected to abound around stations, including the White Bear/Hazel Street Station in the heart of this area.