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File #: Ord 19-22    Version: Name: Section 410.03 (g) ordinance amendments
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/17/2019
Title: Amending Section 410.03(g) of the Legislative Code, exempting the Downtown Business District from certain non-intoxicating malt liquor license location restrictions, and removing restrictions relative to religious organizations City-wide. (Title amended on April 10, 2019.)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
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Amending Section 410.03(g) of the Legislative Code, exempting the Downtown Business District from certain non-intoxicating malt liquor license location restrictions, and removing restrictions relative to religious organizations City-wide. (Title amended on April 10, 2019.)

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1

WHEREAS, Saint Paul Legislative Code §410.03(g) provides that liquor licenses may not be issued to establishments located within 300 feet of a school, unless the school grants written permission and the license application is approved by an affirmative vote of five-sevenths of the City Council; and

WHEREAS, the City’s downtown area is zoned as either “B4” or “B5” under the City’s zoning code for Commercial/Business District zoning; and

WHEREAS, the City’s zoning code describes the B4 zoning district at Legislative Code §66.416, entitled “Intent B4 central business district” as:

“The B4 central business district provides for a variety of retail stores and related activities, office buildings and service establishments which occupy the prime frontages in the central business district and serve a consumer population beyond the corporate boundaries of the city. The district is also designed to provide for the needs of the daytime work force, a central business district resident population and a transient population, along with the recreation demands of such population groups.”; and

WHEREAS, the City’s zoning code requires that all B4 uses comply with the conditions set forth under Legislative Code. §66.444, entitled “Required conditions in the B4 central district” and outlines conditions that require that uses “shall benefit from a central business district location and are appropriate in the central business district”, “generally do not create any significant objectionable influences. The normal operation incident to the use shall in no way diminish or impair property values within the district”, “encourage, b...

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