Support builds for easing development process in St. Paul

Eliminating the required consent of local property owners for certain land use changes in Saint Paul has little opposition if a May 13 public hearing before the Saint Paul Planning Commission is any indication. The proposal has been touted as…

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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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Saint Paul considers easing petition process for some developments

Making it easier for predominantly small-scale housing and commercial projects to move forward without the need for a consent petition from nearby property owners will be addressed in a public hearing before the Saint Paul Planning Commission at 8:30 a.m.…

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Committee weighs in on Grand reconstruction

Public comments are being sought on a plan to add new pavement, sidewalks, streetlights and underground utilities on Grand Avenue between Snelling and Fairview avenues. The estimated $7 million project is scheduled to start in 2024. The stretch of Grand…

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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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Lexington-James apartment project gets new look

A rendering of the five-story, 114-unit apartment building now being proposed for the southeast corner of Lexington Parkway and James Avenue. Six houses on James would be removed to make way for the new building, which would have 82 parking…

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