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File #: Ord 18-28    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/17/2018
Title: Amending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen, Samantha Henningson
Attachments: 1. City Council Resolution, 2. Planning Commission Report (final), 3. Planning Commission Minutes 4-20-2018, 4. Written Testimony, 5. Planning Commission Resolution, 6. Table 66.221, 7. Union Park District Council Letter 05-02-18, 8. Macalester Grove Community Council Letter, 9. SPAAR ADU Support Letter to St. Paul City Council, 10. HDC Resolution in Support of ADUs 07192018, 11. D1 Letter of Support 8-1-18, 12. SHA Comment ADU Ordinance 8.10.18, 13. SHA - ADU public comments, 14. MN-OZA Letter, 15. FHFund Letter - ADUs - Saint Paul Aug 2018, 16. ACOA Support ADU August 2018, 17. ADU Presentation City Council (final) ), 18. Arlandson letter re ADUs, 19. Comment rec'd by Council re ADUs, 20. ADU Amendment 10-10-18
Amending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units.

WHEREAS, accessory dwelling units are a tool that allows for additional density in established neighborhoods, provide the opportunity for affordable and life-cycle housing, and can help build community wealth; and

WHEREAS, Policy 1.6 of the Land Use Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan states: “Explore the potential for accessory dwelling units in Established Neighborhoods;” and

WHEREAS, Policy 2.17 of the Housing Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan identifies accessory dwelling units as a housing type to allow the City’s aging population to age in place while providing more affordable housing opportunities for singles and couple; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Zoning Code, found in chapters 60 through 69 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, is established to provide housing choice and housing affordability, to implement the policies of the Comprehensive Plan, and to promote and to protect the public health, safety, morals, aesthetics, economic viability and general welfare of the community; and

WHEREAS, Section 61.801(a) of the Zoning Code calls for periodic review of said code to reflect current city policies and to bring the Zoning Code up-to-date; and

WHEREAS, on February 7, 2018, the City Council called for a study to explore expanding where accessory dwelling units would be permitted in the city; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission held a duly noticed public hearing on April 20, 2018, regarding amendments to permit accessory dwelling units in the RL - RM2 and T1 - T3 zoning districts within the Mounds Park area of Planning District 4, and all of Planning Districts 1, 3, 7, and 9; and

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Planning Committee of the Saint Paul Planning Commission, having reviewed the public hearing testimony and a memorandum containing analysis provided by staff, provided a recommendation for consideration by the Saint Paul Planning Commi...

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