Recorded Presentation: 1-4 Unit Housing Study Webinar

Saint Paul’s Zoning Code controls how much housing can be built in certain parts of the City. These requirements make it difficult to build enough new housing to fix Saint Paul’s current housing shortage. City Council Resolution 18-1204 and the 2040 Comprehensive Plan call for studying ways to allow more neighborhood-scale housing in all areas of the City.

The 1-4 Unit Housing Study will have two phases. Phase 1 started in Spring 2020, focusing on small housing and small parcels. This phase’s proposed amendments were released by the Planning Commission in September 2021 for public review. Phase 2, the more in-depth study, is in a technical analysis stage with input from housing, development, and financial experts; this will be followed by intentional public engagement around zoning and housing through 2022.

More information on the city website: http://stpaul.gov/1to4housingstudy

  • Webinar on proposed Phase 1 text amendments
    On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, PED planning staff presented a webinar introducing the study and outlining the Phase 1 text amendments. Questions were asked by attendees and answered by planners and the Planning Administrator. 
  • Click here for the Powerpoint presentation. The webinar can be viewed below.
  • Public hearing on Phase 1 text amendments at Planning Commission
    The Phase 1 text amendments will undergo a public hearing at the virtual Planning Commission meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021. You can find more information on the Planning Commission web page. Comments must be submitted in writing by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021 to 1to4HousingStudy@stpaul.gov

Questions or accommodation requests? Contact 1to4HousingStudy@ci.stpaul.mn.usor City Planner Emma Siegworth at 651-266-6657.

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