City eases rules for adding new dwellings in single-family zones

Zoning changes that are intended to reduce the housing shortage in Saint Paul and make it easier to construct accessory dwellings and small houses on narrow lots were approved on January 19 by the City Council. The unanimous vote opens…

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HPC supports plans for Irvine Ave. duplex

A proposed duplex can be built on an empty lot at 321 W. Irvine Ave., with unanimous support on November 29 from the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). Developer Rashad Kennedy has agreed to meet 12 conditions on the…

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Lincoln Ave. triplex conversions meet mixed fate

The Saint Paul Planning Commission voted 10-3 on October 29 to reject a request to change the underlying zoning in order to use a Macalester-Groveland duplex at 1329-1331 Lincoln Ave. as a triplex, which means a longtime basement apartment cannot…

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Commission OKs permit, variances for Merriam Park housing

Three units proposed for ‘odd’ commercial lot on Carroll Avenue By Jane McClure The Saint Paul Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit and variances on October 2 to allow a Merriam Park commercial property at 1725 Carroll Ave. to…

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