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Stryker Avenue 40-Acre Zoning Study

On July 13, 2018, the Saint Paul Planning Commission initiated a zoning study of the Stryker Avenue area. This study covers a total of about 80 acres, bounded by Winslow Avenue on the west, Annapolis Street on the south, Hall Avenue on the east and Congress Street on the north. 

The purpose of this study is to assess the current zoning and planning efforts for Stryker Avenue, and explore the rezoning of residential and commercial parcels to allow for mixed-use development along Stryker Avenue. These uses would be consistent with the City's 2040 Comprehensive Plan, as well as the West Side Community Plan and Stryker George Precinct Plan.

Community meetings have been held on March 19, 2019 at Humboldt High School and May 9, 2019 at the Baker Center where staff presented the draft study and potential zoning change recommendations. Feedback from those meetings helped shape the current draft of the study which can be seen at the link below.

Next steps in the process include review of the draft study by the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee, an official release of a finalized study by the Planning Commission, a public hearing held by the Planning Commission, and a public hearing held by the City Council. Notice will be sent for the public hearings.

Questions can be sent to Michael Wade, City Planner at or 651-266-8703.

View the most current draft of the study  View the Initiation Report  

View a summary of zoning districts in Saint Paul  View the May 9, 2019 meeting handout  

Chapter 64 Signs Text Amendments

On March 23, 2018 the Saint Paul Planning Commission initiated a zoning study to consider amending Zoning Code Chapter 64 Signs.  This study addresses advertising signs at professional sports facilities and sports facility sponsorship signs at city-owned soccer fields and the professional soccer stadium.  The study also addresses temporary signs and recommends corrections and minor amendments suggested by the Zoning Administrator to clarify code language.

On June 1, 2018, the Planning Commission held a hearing on the proposed amendments and on June 29, recommended approval of the amendments to the Mayor and City Council.

View the study and proposed amendments

Public Hearing

The Saint Paul City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed Zoning Code amendments pertaining to signs on:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, Room 300
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul

All comments concerning the proposed zoning text amendments will be heard at this time.  Comments submitted in writing should be addressed to:

Office of the City Council
310 City Hall
15 Kellogg Boulevard West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Or to Kady Dadlez at or faxed to 651-266-6549.

Questions can also be sent to Kady Dadlez at 651-266-6619.

Major Redevelopment Sites


Hamline-Midway Reconnaissance Survey

A public meeting is being held to discuss the historic survey of properties and identification of historic contexts, development patterns and historic resources in the Hamline Midway neighborhood.  Learn more about what’s happening, what to expect, and how you might be able to contribute historical information.

The activity that is subject of this post has been financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflected the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior.

This program received Federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office for Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.

  1. 62.5% of the total cost of the Hamline-Midway Reconnaissance Survey will be financed with Federal money.
  2. A $25,000 Certified Local Government Grant has been awarded to the City of Saint Paul’s Department of Planning and Economic Development to fund the Hamline-Midway Reconnaissance Survey
  3. 37.5 % of the funding for the Hamline-Midway Reconnaissance Survey  is provided through a $15,000 cash-match from the City of Saint Paul’s Department of Planning and Economic Development

Draft Rules for Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area

In 2014, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources published a Request for Comments on draft rules for the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA).  The proposed rules would mandate new MRCCA zoning overlay districts and regulations to replace the districts and regulations that were adopted by the City and approved by the state in 1982.  The Planning Commission recommended a draft of new rules to City Council in 2014.