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File #: Ord 19-12    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/27/2019
Title: Granting the application of REZA Inc. to rezone property at 770 Grand Avenue from BC Community Business (Converted) to T2 Traditional Neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Code sections: Sec. 61.801. - Changes and amendments.
Attachments: 1. PC Resolution, 2. Planning Commission Action Minutes020819, 3. Planning Commission Minutes, 4. Zoning Committee Minutes 01.31.19, 5. Staff Report and Comments from Zoning Committee Public Hearing, 6. REZA Inc email re 770 Grand rezoning, 7. Legal Ledger Notice, 8. Online comment re 770 Grand, 9. Comment rec'd by Council, 10. Erickson Bell Beckman Quinn letter
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/1/20191 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/27/20191 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/20/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final Adoption  Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/13/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/6/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Not available
Granting the application of REZA Inc. to rezone property at 770 Grand Avenue from BC Community Business (Converted) to T2 Traditional Neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.

WHEREAS, Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 462.357 and § 61.800 of the Legislative Code, REZA Inc., in Zoning File 19-003-730, duly petitioned to rezone 770 Grand Avenue, being legally described as Lot 8, Block 8, Summit Park Addition, PIN from BC community business (converted) to T2 traditional neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, the Zoning Committee of the Planning Commission held a public hearing on January 31, 2019, for the purpose of considering the rezoning petition, and pursuant to § 107.03 of the Administrative Code, submitted its recommendation to the Planning Commission for approval; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission considered the rezoning petition at its meeting held on February 8, 2019, and recommended approval to the City Council; and

WHEREAS, notice of the public hearing before the City Council on said rezoning petition was duly mailed to each owner of affected property and property situated wholly or partly within 350 feet of the property sought to be rezoned; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing before the City Council having been conducted, at which all interested parties were given an opportunity to be heard, the City Council having considered all the facts and recommendations concerning the petition; and

WHEREAS, the City Council, based upon the recommendation of the Planning Commission, as substantially set forth in the commission’s resolution of recommendation, #19-05, and the report of commission staff Zoning File #19-003-730 dated January 24, 2019, both of which shall be incorporated herein by reference and are further hereby adopted by the City Council as its formal statement of the legislative reasons for rezoning the said property; now, therefore


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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
3/15/2019 6:24 AMEric Lein Against For "mixed uses" (commercial/residential), the Saint Paul zoning code's minimum front yard setbacks are: BC = 25-feet; T2 = 0-feet. Today's existing front yard setback at 770 Grand aligns with its two easterly neighbors, is attractive, and is very much in keeping with Grand Avenue's historic character. Owners of 770 Grand should NOT be allowed to fill that parcel's front yard with new construction. If zoning at 770 Grand is changed from BC to T2, all future owners of that property will have been granted very strong incentives to eliminate the front yard by adding unattractive and inappropriate new construction. [e.g., 814 Grand -- see google streetview link: ] As a lifetime resident of St. Paul's Summit Hill and Ramsey Hill neighborhoods, and as the owner of four apartment buildings on Grand Ave. near Milton St., I sincerely hope that you will DENY THIS REZONING REQUEST. +2 -2 2