New rules open door to homeless day shelters across St. Paul

Months of debate came to an end on November 10 when the Saint Paul City Council unanimously adopted new zoning rules that allow daytime drop-in shelters for homeless people to open in neighborhoods throughout the city. The new rules were…

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Religious institutions object to city’s effort to restrict their use of property

A proposed package of zoning regulations regarding the accessory uses of churches, synagogues and other religious institutions ran into vociferous opposition at a public hearing before the Saint Paul Planning Commission on October 29. More than 50 people turned out…

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Rezoning sought for proposed five-story building on Selby Ave.

A longtime Selby Avenue commercial building and two adjacent houses would be torn down to make way for a five-story apartment building if a requested zoning change is approved by the Saint Paul City Council. The Saint Paul Planning Commission’s Zoning…

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City has plans to make Edgcumbe Road safer for all users

Plans for Edgcumbe Road between Sunny Slope and Saint Paul Avenue include just two driving lanes. The Saint Paul Planning Commission’s Transportation Committee reviewed the latest plans on October 18 to rebuild the half-mile stretch of Edgcumbe Road between Fairview…

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New rules on auxiliary uses for religious institutions reviewed

Day care centers, preschools, adult education classes and a variety of nonprofit groups lease space from churches, synagogues and other faith-based institutions in Saint Paul. How those uses are regulated in the future is the focus of proposed rules that…

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St. Paul looks for ways to squeeze more homes into single-family zones

Proposal aims to ease shortages of housing and affordable housing. A new city planning department study recommends that Saint Paul expand its stock of one-unit to four-unit dwellings by making it easier to divide single-family properties and to construct smaller…

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City to enlist public’s help in redesign of Summit Avenue

A master plan for Summit Avenue to improve the recreational experience on the tree-lined boulevard and the safety of all those who use it will be drawn up in the coming months by Saint Paul’s departments of Parks and Recreation…

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City Council sets hearing on homeless zoning regulations

An increase in the number of homeless people in Saint Paul and a dearth of indoor places for them to go during the day is behind an effort to expand the number of day shelters in the city. A set…

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Council upholds variances for five-story project at 695 Grand

Ground could be broken as early as this winter on a five-story building on the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and Saint Albans Street following the Saint Paul City Council’s denial of a neighborhood group’s appeal. The City Council voted 5-2…

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New ordinance would open door to homeless day shelters across city

New zoning regulations that would make it easier for day shelters for homeless people to open in neighborhoods across the city were recommended for approval on August 21 by the Saint Paul Planning Commission.City staff had recommended that the day…

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