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
  • Kristine Grill
  • William (Bill) Lindeke
  • Christopher Ochs
  • Luis Rangel Morales
  • 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.

2019 Zoning and Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

AGENDAS PACKETS RESULTS MINUTES
January 3, 2019 ZF #18-132-440 Marshall Group LLC Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions & additional information)
1/3/19
January 17, 2019 ZF# 18-134-557 Canadian Pacific Railway Retarder Tower Addition
ZF# 18-117-556 Twin Cities German Immersion School - Site Plan
Updated Staff Memo
Site Plan 15.99 Extension

Traffic Impact Study 1-15-2019
Traffic Impact Study Appendices
Site Plan 1-16-19
TCGIS Transportation Information
ZF# 18-126-865 Twin Cities German Immersion School - Variances
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions & additional information)
1/17/19
January 31, 2019 ZF# 19-003-730 Reza Inc.
ZF# 19-003-542 Francesco O' Ryan
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions & additional information)
1/31/19
February 14, 2019 MEETING CANCELED    
February 28, 2019 ZF #19-009-992 Hazel Assisted Living
ZF #19-010-159 Charles Belcher / Pristine Motors
 Revised staff report (ZF #19-010-159) and additional information received
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions & additional information)
2/28/19
March 14, 2019 ZF# 19-013-128 PAK Investment Holdings, Inc.
ZF# 19-014-075 Luther Seminary
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions & additional information)
3/14/19
March 28, 2019 ZF# 19-015-902 Flint Hills Storage Building
ZF# 19-017-008 Paula Schad Lilly
ZF# 19-016-207 Dayton Avenue Church Use Variance
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions & additional information)
DC letter #19-017-008
3/28/19
April 11, 2019 ZF# 19-020-233 Raymond Station LLC
ZF# 19-025-505 The Pitch Mixed Use Development
ZF# 19-024-995 Bai Lor (rezoning)
ZF# 19-025-059 Bai Lor (variance)
ZF# 19-025-272 Shawn Cooper

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions & additional information)

4/11/19
April 25, 2019 ZF# 19-029-318 Scannell Properties
ZF# 19-025-163 Alan Hupp
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions & additional information)
4/25/19
May 9, 2019 19-033-789 Keg and Case LLC

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolution)

5/9/19
May 23, 2019 19-035-381 Kevin Greenlee
19-037-931 Waterford Bay
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolution & additional information)
5/23/19
June 6, 2019

19-042-513 Water Street Residential - rezone
19-042-636 Water Street Residential - variance
19-042-697 Alan Hupp

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions)
6/6/19
June 20, 2019 MEETING CANCELED    
TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 19-051-492 District 2 Mobile Food Trucks
19-051-380 Andrew Newby
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions)
7/2/19
July 18, 2019 19-054-653 Rivoli Bluff

Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions)

7/18/19
August 1, 2019 Regularly scheduled meeting is canceled.
There will be an informational workshop
regarding equity in zoning issues.
Retreat on Equity - Policies or Implementation Actions 8/1/19 Action Minutes
Presentation
August 15, 2019 MEETING CANCELED    
August 29, 2019 19-073-652 Rice Street Flats
19-071-756 1382 Payne Avenue Deli
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolutions & additional information)
8/29/19
September 12, 2019 19-076-718 Schumacher Rezone
19-078-373 Arlington Auto Repair
Summary
Summary packet (draft resolution & additional information)
 
September 26, 2019      
October 10, 2019      
October 24, 2019      
November 7, 2019        
November 21, 2019      
December 12, 2019      

 

2018 Zoning Committee Meetings

2017 Zoning Committee Meetings

2016 Zoning Committee Meetings

2015 Zoning Committee Meetings

2014 Zoning Committee Meetings