Zoning Committee

Background

The Zoning Committee is a sub-committee of the Planning Commission. It advises the Planning Commission on:

  • Amendments to the Zoning Code
  • Determinations of similar use, conditional uses, nonconforming uses, and rezonings

Overview of Zoning

Zoning is a system of land use regulation based on a written ordinance and mapped zoning districts. The uses permitted on a parcel of land depend on its zoning district classification. The zoning map identifies the zoning classification of the property, and the text explains the uses permitted and other related regulations. The text portion of Saint Paul’s zoning code is found in Title VIII (Chapters 60-69) of the City’s Legislative Code. Zoning maps are available as a set of 24 panels in PDF format that covers the entire city. The PDF panels are normally updated on an annual basis, with additional updates after larger-scale zoning studies are approved.

The City also has a property information look up feature to find the zoning classification and other information for a property if you have its street address.

Administration of zoning regulations is split between the departments of Safety and Inspections and Planning and Economic Development. There is a filing fee associated with each zoning application and appeal. The Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Committee agendas and minutes may be received automatically when updated through the City's e-subscription service.

Zoning Frequently Asked Questions

Role of the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI)

A good deal of general zoning information, including descriptions of various types of zoning applications, application forms, and schedules can be found on the DSI zoning website.

The Zoning Administrator’s Office is located in DSI and is responsible for:

  • Providing general zoning information to the public (call 651-266-9008)
  • Daily administration of the zoning code
  • Staffing the Board of Zoning Appeals and handling zoning variance applications
  • Issuing sign permits, and
  • Site plan review, as well as other functions

Role of the Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED)

PED zoning responsibilities include staffing the Planning Commission for reviewing:

Public hearings on these applications are held before the Zoning Committee of the Planning Commission. The full Commission takes action on each application the following week. PED zoning staff also coordinates the City’s review of subdivisions, including plats and lot splits. Plats require a public hearing before the City Council; lot splits are approved administratively.

Appeals

Decisions of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the City Council. Appeals must be filed within 10 days of the Planning Commission's decision on the Zoning Appeal form and need to state the errors of fact, procedure, or finding on which the appeal is based. When filing an appeal, you must also pay a filing fee.

Zoning Committee Details

The following Planning Commission members comprise the Zoning Committee.

  • Cedrick Baker
  • Anne DeJoy
  • Dan Edgerton-Chair
  • Kris Fredson
  • William (Bill) Lindeke
  • Christopher Ochs
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Reveal

Meetings

The Zoning Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. every other Thursday in City Council Chambers (3rd floor, City Hall) unless otherwise noted below.

2018 Zoning and Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

AGENDAS PACKETS RESULTS MINUTES
January 4, 2018 revised

17-221-608 Scheffer Community Center

7-206-385 Marshall & Moore Apartments:

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
1/4/18
January 18, 2018-REVISED MEETING CANCELED
17-224-759 2239 Como CONTINUED
   
February 1, 2018 MEETING CANCELED    
February 15, 2018 18-024-542   Jewish Community Center
18-024-461   KTJ 298 LLC
18-024-674   Danmark LLC
18-024-155   2103 Wabash (CUP)

18-023-089   2103 Wabash (Rezone)-Laid over
18-024-315   2103 Wabash (Variance)

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
2/15/18
March 1, 2018 18-023-089 2103 Wabash-Laid over
18-028-520 St. Thomas Parking Lot
18-028-380 St. Paul's Episcopal Church Reuse
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
3/1/18
March 15, 2018 18-023-089 2103 Wabash
18-032-865 B Three LLC 
18-030-349   Stone Saloon Properties
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
3/15/18
March 29, 2018 18-036-955 Baker East Partners
18-033-224 Transition Homes
18-037-056 Paster Properties
18-035-742 Scott Kramer/Dearing Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
3/29/18
April 12, 2018 18-037-334 LB 842 Ray LLC
18-036-924 Larpenteur Crossing Sarin Devt.
18-033-299 BP Gas and Convenience
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
4/12/18
April 26, 2018

18-035-742 Scott Kramer/Dearning Mansion Bed and Breakfast
18-050-373 Brett Ripley

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
4/26/18
May 10, 2018 18-054-553   Lambda Delta Phi Sorority
18-053-706   Olu's Home Inc.  
18-054-839   Securian Farmers Market

18-055-123   Abdalla Tobasi
18-055-252   Snelling Avenue Development

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)

5/10/18
May 24, 2018

18-059-091 Wedum Albion LLC Senior Housing
18-057-154 Wedum Albion LLC Senior Housing
18-059-455 Urban Growler Farmers Market
18-050-373 Brett Ripley
18-059-805 Michaelene Colestock (903 Beech)
18-059-899 Michaelene Colestock (884 Hyacinth E)
18-058-139 Khue Thi Dang Auto Repair
18-057-614 Geneet Kidane Duplex

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
5/24/18
June 7, 2018 18-064-689   Chong Vang

18-063-692   Ronald Danatus

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions)
6/7/18
June 21, 2018

18-069-134 Morning Star Redevelopment
18-067-776 HRA Lyton Place Rezone
18-065-972 O'Gara's Mixed Use Development Rezone
18-066-193 O'Gara's Mixed Use Development CUP

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
6/21/18
July 5, 2018 18-070-330 Salvation Army Summary
Summary packet (draft resolution and additional information)
7/5/18
 
July 19, 2018-REVISED 17-224-759 2239 Como
18-075-276 Village on Rivoli
18-026-074 Starbucks-Laid over
 
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
7/19/18
August 2, 2018

18-026-074 Starbucks
18-026-074 Starbucks correspondence
18-084-202 KBD Investments LLC
18-079-298 HRA
18-084-109 The Summit Center for Arts and Innovation

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions and additional information)
8/2/18
August 16, 2018 MEETING CANCELLED    

***meeting is on a Tuesday

2017 Zoning Committee Meetings

2016 Zoning Committee Meetings

2015 Zoning Committee Meetings

2014 Zoning Committee Meetings