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
  • You may submit these types of applications by Email to our zoning section in the Department of Planning and Economic Development.

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-Chair
  • Anne DeJoy
  • Kristine Grill
  • Nathaniel Hood
  • Luis Rangel Morales
  • Jake Reilly 
  • Omar Syed
  • Simon Taghioff 

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.

2021 Zoning and Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

Notices about all zoning cases are published in the Saint Paul Legal Ledger on Mondays, 10 days before the public hearing. Notices can be searched by property address and viewed by visiting https://publicnotices.legalledger.com/.

AGENDAS PACKETS RESULTS MINUTES
January 14, 2021

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC
20-101-751 2069 Marshall Avenue 
20-102-273 Lexington Station Apartments

Summary

20-101-751 2069 Marshall Draft Resolution

20-101-751 2069 Marshall Avenue (additional public comment received after the packet was posted)

20-102-273 Lexington Station Apartments Draft Resolution

20-102-273 Lexington Station Apartments (additional public comment received after the packet was posted)
 

 

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC

20-101-751 2069 Marshall

20-102-273 Lexington Station Apartments

January 28, 2021

 

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC

Staff Memo 

Summary

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC Draft Resolution

20-096-344 1346 Arcade LLC 

February 11, 2021

 

 

21-216-956 981 University CUP

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments

Summary

21-216-956 981 University draft resolution

21-216-956 981 University (additional public comment received after the packet was posted)

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments
(additional public comment received after the packet was posted)

Applicant Presentation (images)

Applicant Presentation (written)

21-216-956 981 University CUP

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments

February 25, 2021

 

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments
Staff update memo

20-099-497 Provincial House 
20-099-497 Provincial House public comment

21-236-483 1509 Marshall CUP

21-226-435 1164 W 7th Rezoning

21-236-115 275 Erie NCUP Duplex

21-236-272 Alter Logistics

Summary

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments 

20-099-497 Provincial House draft resolution
additional public comment

21-236-483 1509 Marshall CUP draft resolution
additional public comment

21-226-435 1164 W 7th Rezoning draft resolution

21-236-115 275 Erie
draft resolution
additional public comment

21-236-272 Alter Logistics draft resolution 

21-225-115 James Avenue Apartments

20-099-497 Provincial House

21-236-483 1509 Marshall

21-226-436 1164 W 7th

21-236-115 275 Erie

21-236-272 Alter Logistics

 

March 11, 2021

 

21-225-115 James-Lexington Apartments
updated staff report for 21-225-115
21-237-397 North End Community Center
21-239-633 Lexington Landing Phase II
21-241-161 Grand-Cleveland Parking Lot

Summary

21-225-115 James-Lexington Apartments draft resolution
additional public comment

21-237-397 North End Community Center draft resolution

21-239-633 Lexington Landing Phase II draft resolution

21-241-161 Grand Cleveland Parking Lot - Laid over to March 25.

21-225-115 James-Lexington Apartments minutes

21-237-397 North End Community Center minutes

21-239-633 Lexington Landing Phase II minutes

21-241-161 Grand Cleveland Parking Lot minutes

 

March 25, 2021

 

21-241-161 Grand-Cleveland Parking Lot updated report 3/24/21

21-241-161 Grand-Cleveland Parking Lot original report

21-242-472 1219 St. Clair Rezoning

21-240-240 1001 Reaney Rezoning

21-241-868 554 Broadway Rezoning

21-241-239 603 Edmund Nonconforming Duplex

Summary

21-241-161 Grand-Cleveland Parking Lot memo & draft resolution

21-242-472 1219 St. Clair draft resolution

21-242-472 1219 St. Clair public comment submitted after staff packet

21-240-240 1001 Reaney  draft resolution

21-241-868 554 Broadway draft resolution

21-241-239 603 Edmund draft resolution

21-241-239 603 Edmund public comment submitted after staff packet

 

 

April 8, 2021

 

21-241-476 444 Maryland W Rezoning - postponed by applicant to April 22

21-246-238 1053 Dale Rezoning

 

Summary

21-246-238 1053 Dale
draft resolution
public comment submitted after staff packet
Letter from District Council

 

April 22, 2021

Information to join the meeting will be posted the week of the meeting

     

2020 Zoning Committee Meetings

2019 Zoning Committee Meetings

2018 Zoning Committee Meetings

2017 Zoning Committee Meetings

2016 Zoning Committee Meetings

 

Last Edited: April 9, 2021