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Overnight Shelters Zoning Study

The Saint Paul Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on draft Zoning Code amendments pertaining to permitting overnight shelters in additional zoning districts, including with a conditional use permit in the B4 Central Business District.  An overnight shelter is defined as “One main building, or portions thereof, on one zoning lot where persons receive overnight shelter, but are not expected or permitted to remain on a 24-hour-per-day basis.”  The draft amendments can be viewed here.  The memo to the Planning Commission recommending releasing the amendments for public review is available here.

The hearing will be held before the Planning Commission on:

Friday, July 26, 2019
8:30 a.m.
City Hall Conference Center, Lower Level, Room 40
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul

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

Saint Paul Planning Commission
25 West Fourth Street, Suite 1400
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Or to Bill Dermody at
The hearing record will be kept open through Monday, July 29, 2019, for additional written testimony. 

Stryker Avenue 40-Acre Zoning Study

UPDATE: This study has been released by the Planning Commission for public comment for a period of 30 days, followed by a public hearing held at a Saint Paul Planning Commission meeting. Meeting information is below:

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:30 a.n.
Room 40 City Hall (Basement)
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102

All comments concerning the study and zoning recommendation can be addressed to:

Saint Paul Planning Commission
c/o Michael Wade
1400 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Or to Michael Wade at or faxed to 651-226-6549

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.

The study has been released by the Planning Commission for public comment. Next steps in the process include 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 the information above.

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  

Highland District Neighborhood Plan

The Highland District Council is in the process of updating its neighborhood plan.  The Saint Paul Planning Commission released the draft plan for review on May 17, 2019.

View the Plan

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the plan on

Friday June 28, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Room 40 City Hall (basement)

You are invited to attend the public hearing to provide comment on the plan.  Written comments can be sent to Kady Dadlez at or sent to 25 West Fourth Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102. 

Please contact Kady Dadlez by email at the address noted above or by phone at 651-266-6619 for additional information. 

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