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File #: Ord 17-40    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/27/2017
Title: Amending Chapter 66 of the Legislative Code to establish six new ‘Ford’ zoning districts and amending the Zoning Map as recommended in the Ford Site Zoning Study.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Code sections: Sec 66.900. - Ford Districts
Attachments: 1. Attachment - Ford Zoning Tables, 2. Amended Tables, 3. Ford Zoning Maps, 4. 1 - PC Memo on Ford Zoning and Master Plan to Mayor and CC 8-21-17, 5. 2 - Ford Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan - Proposed PC to CC 8-4-17, 6. 3 - PC Resolution on Ford Plan 7-28-17, 7. 4 - PC Action Minutes 7-28-17, 8. 5 - Presentation to PC on Ford 7-28-17, 9. 6 - PC Approved Minutes 6-30-17, 10. 7 - Public Comments on Ford for PC public hearing 6-30-17, 11. Tolbert Amendments, 12. Ford Site comments rec'd by Council, 13. Citizen Ford Plan Opposition Petition Cover Letter rev062617, 14. fight-high-density-highland petition as of 062617paper portion 243 total v3, 15. fight-high-density-highland_petition 062617online portion 899, 16. HDC Resolution on Ford Zoning and Public Realm Final 06012017, 17. HDC Resolution on Proposed MRB Realignment by Ford 05092017, 18. Helgeson letters re Ford Site, 19. Ford Site comments rec'd by Council 2, 20. Ford Site comments rec'd by Council 3, 21. Ford Site comment rec'd by Council 4, 22. Ford Site Comment rec'd by Council 5, 23. Ford Site Comments rec'd by Council 6, 24. Ford Site Comments rec'd by Council 7, 25. Ford Site Comment rec'd by Council 8, 26. Neighbors for a Livable Saint Paul Letter and Petition, 27. Ford Site Comment rec'd by Council 9, 28. Ford Site Comment rec'd by Council 10, 29. Petition, 30. 2017.9.20 FMR Ford Zoning & Public Realm Plan City Council Comments, 31. citycouncil528graphs_v2, 32. Ford Site Comment rec'd by Council 11, 33. Ford Site Support Letter, 34. Ford Task Force memorandum to St. Paul City Council and Mayor v3, 35. Sustain Ward 3 petition from Highland Fest, 36. Ford Site Comment rec's by Council 12, 37. Ford Site Comment rec'd by Council 13, 38. Ford Site Public Comments Online Form through 9-20-17 1120am, 39. Habitat for Humanity letter re Ford Site, 40. Housing Justice Center letter, 41. Friends of the Mississippi River FMR July 14 2017 letter re pollution with highlights, 42. Highland Little League Letter, 43. Ford Site Comment rec'd by Council 11, 44. The Arc Minnesota Letter, 45. Ford Site Public Comments Online Form from 9-20-17 1120am through 9-26 1222pm, 46. Ford Site Comment recd by Council 12, 47. Ford Site Comment recd by Council 13, 48. Ford Ordinance Language, 49. Highland Village Apartments letter, 50. Ford PH testimony
Related files: RES PH 17-261, RES 19-2066
Title
Amending Chapter 66 of the Legislative Code to establish six new ‘Ford’ zoning districts and amending the Zoning Map as recommended in the Ford Site Zoning Study.

Body
Statement of Legislative Purpose and Intent for Adopting Amendments to Saint Paul Code of Ordinances Article IX, 66.900, Ford Districts

WHEREAS, in January 2007, the Planning Commission initiated a Ford site redevelopment planning process to consider future reuse of the Ford site property and created the Ford Site Planning Task Force to help review planning ideas and provide a forum for community engagement; and

WHEREAS, over the past decade, the City has engaged in extensive research, studies and public engagement to review the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of development options for the former plant site, including fourteen (14) professional studies conducted on behalf of the City, as well a few for Ford Motor Company, to examine redevelopment considerations such as industrial reuse, geotechnical analysis of the tunnel system, open space priorities, sustainable design, stormwater management, traffic impacts, market potential, and financial feasibility; and
WHEREAS, these studies were essential to understanding opportunities for and limitations on the redevelopment of the site - economically, environmentally, socially, and within the context of the community, as well as identifying infrastructure efficiencies, cost-effectiveness, opportunities for environment design and conservation, and how to balance development with the creation of vibrant public spaces; and
WHEREAS, during the decade of planning work, the City undertook an extensive public engagement process, hosting 39 Ford Site Planning Task Force meetings, dozens of large public meetings, over 80 presentations to business, civic and non-profit groups, 18 neighborhood focus group meetings in spring 2017, and sent meeting notice and project updates to over 3,500 subscribers on the Ford email list regularly, ...

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