West Marshall Avenue Zoning Study

existing zoning

Cities, including the City of Saint Paul, use zoning to regulate land use and scale of development. Zoning studies are a formal review of existing zoning districts within a defined area to determine if new zoning for some parcels of land would be appropriate. The goal is to optimize zoning for both existing uses and for development and investment consistent with the City's Comprehensive Plan and with applicable area plans such as neighborhood plans.

In October 2017, the Saint Paul City Council initiated the West Marshall Avenue Zoning Study. The study was initiated in response to development pressures the neighborhood was experiencing in the area and in response to strategies in the adopted Union Park Community Plan.

The study area includes properties fronting on Marshall Avenue from Mississippi River Boulevard to Hamline Avenue. Not all properties within the study area will be recommended for rezoning. 

Zoning Basics View the Study View the Tentative Timeline

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Process and Timeline

Planning Commission

The Saint Paul Planning Commission released the West Marshall Avenue Zoning Study for review on May 18, 2018.

A public hearing on the study will be held on:

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
City Hall Conference Center, Lower Level, Room 40
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul

In-person testimony at the public hearing and written comments on the study’s recommendations will be accepted through the public review period, Monday, July 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The comments received will be reviewed by the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee. Information on the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Committee's review and proposed changes will be posted on this site when they are available.

During the Planning Commission’s public hearing review period written comments can be emailed to kady.dadlez@ci.stpaul.mn.us, City Planner, or mailed to:

Kady Dadlez
Department of Planning and Economic Development
1400 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

The Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee will finalize the study and send it back to the full Planning Commission, with a recommendation to accept the proposed zoning changes. The full Planning Commission will then vote to approve the recommendation and forward the Zoning Study and recommendation to the Mayor and City Council for consideration. 

City Council Public Hearing

City Council public hearing date will be posted here when it is determined.  The City council will consider the zoning changes outlined in the Zoning Study at the public hearing. 

During the City Council’s public hearing review period written comments can be emailed to kady.dadlez@ci.stpaul.mn.us, City Planner, or mailed to:

Office of the City Council
310 City Hall
15 Kellogg Boulevard West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Following the public hearing, the City Council has the opportunity to make changes to the recommendations and can adopt the changes in full, in part, or not at all. Once the City Council has voted on any zoning change, it goes to the Mayor for final signature.

Community Meetings

Community meetings organized by Union Park were held on February 19, April 23, and June 5, 2018.

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