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File #: RES 13-256    Version: 1 Name: Commercial brewing zoning regulations
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/13/2013
Title: Initiating a comprehensive study of zoning regulations pertaining to commercial brewing.
Sponsors: Russ Stark, Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. PC Resolution malt liquor production final, 2. Feb 2013 malt liquor PC memo
Related files: Ord 13-57
Title
Initiating a comprehensive study of zoning regulations pertaining to commercial brewing.

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WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Saint Paul finds that the zoning code’s present land use definitions and development standards were adopted at various times and for various purposes intended principally to regulate large commercial brewing operations; and

WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes an increasing trend towards small, local commercial breweries; and

WHEREAS, it appears to the City Council that the zoning code’s present standards which regulate large commercial brewing operations may be unnecessarily burdensome to the evolving small-scale commercial brewing industry and the entrepreneurs who need zoning approvals from the City in order to establish small-scale commercial breweries; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to support the growth of small, local commercial breweries by undertaking a study to consider text amendments to the zoning code which would clarify, harmonize, and update regulatory language, including a reexamination of definitions based on commercial brewery production limit cut-offs and zoning districts appropriate for locating small commercial brewing businesses; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4, the Council may initiate amendments to the zoning code and for the purpose of facilitating the growth of small, local commercial breweries the Council desires to do so; now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby refers to the planning commission for study, the proposed amendment to Leg. Code § 65.774 as set forth below, and zoning code sections: 65.910; 65.610; 65.774; 65.820; and 65.821; and to receive from the commission a report and recommendation on the said amendment specified sections, and any other zoning code sections which the commission believes may facilitate the Council’s intentions, all in accordance with Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4; and

BE IT FURTHERE RESOL...

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