City considers ways to allow more homes on single-family lots

A new strategy to address Saint Paul’s housing shortage by making it easier for property owners to add one- to four-unit dwellings in single-family neighborhoods attracted more than 50 people to a virtual meeting on February 1. Hosted by the…

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City Council adopts new zoning rules for faith-based institutions

New zoning regulations for faith-based institutions were approved on January 19 by the Saint Paul City Council, just days before a federal court deadline of February 1. The regulations provide clarity on how religious institutions can accommodate everything from day…

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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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Hearing set on zoning changes to increase density of neighborhoods

Proposal would 'reverse the historic exclusivity' of single-family zones. Saint Paul residents have one more chance to comment on a package of zoning changes that will open the door to more housing in residential neighborhoods on properties that are zoned…

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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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