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File #: Ord 15-27    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/26/2015
Title: Amending Chapters 61, 63, and 69 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Parkland Dedication.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Code sections: Sec. 69.511. - Parkland dedication requirements.
Attachments: 1. Planning Commission Resolution - Parkland Dedication, 2. Action Minutes, 3. Comp Plan Comm Report, 4. Staff memo amending Parkland Dedication, 5. Recommended Amendments - Parkland Dedication, 6. Planning Commission Public_Hearing_Written_Comments, 7. Mannillo re Parkland Dedication Ordinance, 8. Erstad re Parkland Dedication, 9. Ruby Hunt re Parkland Dedication, 10. SPACC re Parkland Dedication, 11. Executive Summary Revised 07-09-2015, 12. Schwarz email 8.10.15, 13. Parkland Dedication- August 2015, 14. Parkland Dedication Memo back to Council on Public Hearing (revised), 15. McCarty Parkland Dedication Amendments email, 16. Mccarty email2 re Parkland Dedication, 17. Zumach email re Parkland Dedication, 18. Davis email re Parkland Dedication, 19. Goldstein email re Parkland Dedication, 20. Martinson email re Parkland Dedication, 21. Ord 15-27 - Parkland Dedication Ordinance Overview
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/31/20151 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/26/20151 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/19/20151 City Council Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/12/20151 City Council Amended and Laid Over for Final Adoption  Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/15/20151 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/8/20151 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/1/20151 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Amending Chapters 61, 63, and 69 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Parkland Dedication.
WHEREAS, MN Stat. § 462.358, Subd. 2b, Dedication, states that municipal subdivision "regulations may require that a reasonable portion… of any proposed subdivision be dedicated to the public or preserved for public use as streets, roads, sewers,…storm water drainage and holding areas ponds,… parks, recreation facilities,…playgrounds, trails, wetlands, or open space" provided that "the municipality must reasonably determine that it will need to acquire that portion of land for the purposes stated in this subdivision as a result of approval of the subdivision;" and
WHEREAS, in 2011, the Planning Commission initiated a zoning study to consider the following amendments to parkland dedication requirements originally adopted by the City Council on March 28, 2007:
1. An amendment to § 69.511 to base the amount of required parkland dedication at the time of platting just on the total acreage of new lots being created for new residential, commercial, or industrial development that would create a need for additional parkland, and not on lots for which the use would be unchanged or for something that would not create a need for additional parkland, bringing the text of this code requirement into greater conformance with state and federal law, consistent with City Council variance decisions; and
2. Amendments to decouple the parkland dedication requirement at the time of building permits from parking, and replace it with different measures of density and intensity of use that are always known, easy to track, and would result in a roughly similar amount of parkland dedication so that even if a development has no parking there would still be a parkland dedication requirement, and so that the requirement is proportionate to the need for parkland created by the development as required by state law; and
WHEREAS, in 2013, the state legislature enacted le...

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