2040 Comprehensive Plan - Saint Paul For All


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Saint Paul is updating its comprehensive plan – a forward-thinking vision that will guide the city’s development over the next 20 years.

Saint Paul is a community that is welcoming to and a place of opportunity for people of all incomes, ages, races, ethnicities and abilities. It accomplishes this by addressing the place-based dimensions of our neighborhoods: embracing growth; offering a wide range of housing choices for its diverse residents; providing a transportation system that meets the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, riders and drivers; preserving, celebrating and building on our histories; and supporting infill development that sensitively accommodates a growing, aging and increasingly diverse population. Saint Paul is defined and enhanced by its location on the Mississippi River - an economic, environmental, cultural, historic and recreational amenity that enriches our quality of life and economic prosperity.

​On June 19, 2019, the City Council approved the 2040 Comprehensive Plan - both the citywide chapters and the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Chapter.  The vote came after 3+ years of public engagement and public hearings at both Planning Commission and City Council.  It must now be reviewed and approved by the Metropolitan Council before becoming final.

View the Full 2040 Comprehensive Plan Explore Chapters of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan

View Public Comment from Planning Commission public hearing

View the MRCCA Chapter of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan