Sustainable power (wind/solar) Zoning Code amendments

On September 22, 2017, the Saint Paul Planning Commission released the Sustainable power (wind/solar) Zoning Code Amendments for public comment. The study recommends amending the Saint Paul zoning code to allow for wind energy systems in all zoning districts, regulated as an accessory use, with standards and conditions stating where and how wind energy systems may be sited.

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on these proposed amendments at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017. At the hearing and during the public comment period, the Commission received seven comments related to solar power installations, including a request to establish community solar (solar gardens) as a principal use. The ordinance forwarded to the City Council on December 15, 2017 includes recommended language to accommodate community solar as a principal use, via a conditional use permit, in all districts.

Related Documents:

Report to Planning Commission

Presentation made to Planning Commission prior to public hearing

Report to Planning Commission following public hearing and public hearing comments

Resolution and Ordinance language forwarded to City Council by the Planning Commission on December 15, 2017.