St. Paul debates merits of rent control measure on ballot

Saint Paul voters will be asked on November 2 whether the city should limit private landlords to annual rent increases of no more than 3 percent. Proponents say the measure is needed to keep housing affordable and protect tenants from…

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Referendum on rent control on tap for Saint Paul

Petition would limit rent increases to 3% per year. Saint Paul voters may well be asked this November whether or not to approve a new ordinance that would limit annual increases in the rent charged to residential tenants to 3…

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BZA denies variances for Grand apartments

New building would have 12 three-and four-bedroom unitsBy Jane McClureA proposed five-story, 12-unit apartment building is too large and dense for its Grand Avenue site, according to the St. Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). The board voted 6-1 on…

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Rental housing regulations would do more harm than good

Tenant Protection Ordinance would drive up costs for landlords and reduce the availability of affordable housingBy Chad SkallyI am highly disheartened by the work of St. Paul city staff to develop a proposed Tenant Protections Ordinance. Not only did they…

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