BZA grants variance for two homes on Randolph Ave. lot

The Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) approved a lot width variance on May 2 that will allow the property at 1303 Randolph Ave. to be split and a second house built.The lot at 1303 Randolph Ave. is 80…

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Variance paves way to sell parking lot at Midway Peace Park

Midway Peace Park at 410 N. Griggs St. and an adjacent parking lot can become separate properties as a result of a setback variance approved for the park by the Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals on April 4.The variance…

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Merriam Park student rental denied

A Merriam Park landlord will not be allowed to use a Cleveland Avenue home as a registered student rental dwelling. The Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) voted 8-6 on February 7 to deny the request for 346 N.…

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Laundromat denied University Ave. location

Variances for a proposed “luxury” laundromat at 1647 University Ave. were rejected on January 24 by the Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) because of the property’s zoning, which calls for developments that are more compatible with mass transit…

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Merriam Park landlord appeals denial of new student rental house

A landlord’s appeal to register a new student rental house in Merriam Park will be reviewed by the Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) at 3 p.m. Monday, February 7. The Union Park District Council’s land use committee has…

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Commodore gets to open west dining room

The long fight to be able to use the Commodore Bar & Restaurant’s west dining room has cleared another hurdle. The Saint Paul Planning Commission unanimously approved a nonconforming use permit on January 7 to allow the restaurant at 79…

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Council upholds appeal, allows 3-car garage on Summit Avenue

Thomas Schroeder, 1446 Summit Ave., can add a larger detached garage to his historic property following a Saint Paul City Council vote on December 22 to overturn a Board of Zoning Appeals decision to deny the variance request. The BZA…

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Historic Saint Paul to rehab 1887 home on West End

A long-vacant West End house that has been owned by the city since 2010 is one step closer to restoration and occupancy. The Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals on November 15 unanimously approved two variances for 47 Douglas St.…

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Developers back away from projects in wake of rent control referendum

Meanwhile housing justice advocates keep watch for rent hikes as city enforcement lags. In the wake of the new rent control ordinance adopted by Saint Paul voters in a citywide referendum on November 2, there appear to be more questions…

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BZA grants sign variance for Alvera building on West Seventh

A seven-story, mixed-use building under construction at 337 W. Seventh St. can have a larger sign than ordinarily allowed as the result of a variance granted on November 1 by the Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals. Ackerberg Group sought…

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Signs approved for new medical office building in Highland Village

With the approval on October 4 of four sign variances, a new medical office building is one step closer to a December groundbreaking at 2270 Ford Pkwy. The two-story, 60,000-square-foot building is 73 percent pre-leased with M Health Fairview as…

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Saint Paul’s off-street parking requirements appear poised for elimination

Off-street parking requirements for new developments are expected to be eliminated under a proposal due for final action on August 18 by the Saint Paul City Council. The measure is supported by the city’s Planning Commission and several district councils.…

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