Gold Line Station Area Plans
The Saint Paul Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on draft amendments to the Gold Line Station Area Plans (White Bear Station Area) on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in Room 40 of the City Hall/Courthouse at 15 West Kellogg Blvd.
All comments concerning the draft plan amendments will be heard at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the Commission until Monday, December 17, 2018, c/o Bill Dermody, 1400 City Hall Annex, 25 West Fourth St., St. Paul, MN 55102; or to Bill.Dermody@ci.stpaul.mn.us. Questions to Bill Dermody at 651-266-6617 or via email.
The Saint Paul City Council adopted the Gold Line Station Area Plans, including associated amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Saint Paul Bicycle Plan (see page 12 of the Plans), and decertified the Sun Ray-Suburban Small Area Plan on October 7, 2015. There are two appendices referred to in the document: a summary of the Sun Ray Design Workshop event, and a market study conducted by HR&A Advisors. The City Council also adopted the associated rezonings of 246 properties on October 14, 2015.
For context of the amendments to other plans, you may view the full 2030 Comprehensive Plan here and the full Bicycle Plan here. The Sun Ray-Suburban Small Area Plan that has been decertified can be viewed here.
A map of Gold Line BRT stations in Saint Paul is here.
The Gold Line (formerly known as the Gateway Corridor) is under study by Metro Transit for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) from Saint Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury, generally running along the I-94 corridor. Up to ten (10) stations are being considered in Saint Paul, including five (5) in downtown, and others in the vicinities of Mounds Boulevard, Earl Street, Etna Street, White Bear Avenue, and the Sun Ray shopping center. The City of Saint Paul undertook a Station Area Planning process in order to take full advantage of this major potential transportation investment. In April 2014, the Planning Commission appointed the Gold Line Station Area Planning Task Force and authorized the planning study. The Task Force's recommendations were forwarded to the Planning Commission, who in turn made a recommendation to the City Council.