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File #: Ord 17-60    Version: Name: Sustainable Building Regulations Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/24/2018
Title: Establishing sustainable building regulations for buildings owned, operated, or funded by the City.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. MPCA Ord 17-60 Letter of Supp, 2. Graves Letter-StPaul-GreenBuildingPolicy, 3. Wende Letter of Support Saint Paul, 4. CEE Letter of Support, 5. USGBC Letter, 6. Carmody letter, 7. VonThoma Sustainable Building Policy Support, 8. St Paul Parks Sustainable Building Policy Support, 9. Pincuspy letter, 10. GBI letter and materials, 11. GBI submitted - DOE Green Building Certification Systems for Federal Buildings, 12. GBI submitted - Green_Globes_NC_Technical_Reference_Manual, 13. 1-19 GBI email, 14. Jan17AllianceSupportLetterStPaulSustainableBuildingPolicies, 15. Kaplow letter, 16. Phone calls
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Establishing sustainable building regulations for buildings owned, operated, or funded by the City.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES HEREBY ORDAIN

Section 1

For the purpose of creating new regulations pertaining to sustainable building, Saint Paul Administrative Code Chapter 81 is hereby created as follows:

Chapter 81. Sustainable Building.


Sec. 81.01. Declaration of Policy.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for public health and welfare by increasing the environmental and financial sustainability of future development projects within the City of Saint Paul.


Sec. 81.02. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

(a) City Funding means funds provided for New Construction or Major Renovations provided by agreement from the City of Saint Paul or the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA), including:

(1) Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
(2) Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
(3) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
(4) Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds
(5) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
(6) Any other Federal, State, or Metropolitan Council (Met Council) funding source
(7) Any other City of Saint Paul funding source
(8) Any other HRA funding source

(9) Notwithstanding the above, City Funding does not include the following:

a. Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Cleanup and Investigation Grants
b. Met Council Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Contamination Cleanup Grants
c. Met Council TBRA Site Investigation Grants
d. Conduit Bonds issued for the benefit of qualified 501(c)(3) entities

(b) Developer means the entity, whether public or private, that undertakes New Construction or Major Renovation, and to whom the provisions of this chapter apply.

(c) Director means the Director of the Department of Planning and Economic Development or their designee.

(d) Major Renovation means renovation wor...

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