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File #: Ord 19-19    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/10/2019
Title: Amending sections of the Legislative Code pertaining to the Ford Districts (Leg. Code §§ 66.912 - F1 Residential District, 66.917 - F6 Gateway District, 66.921 - District Use Table, 66.931 District Dimensional Standards Table, 66.942 - District Vehicle Parking Standards, 66.943 - District Bicycle Parking Standards), and amending the City’s Zoning Map (Leg. Code § 60.303) to adjust zoning district boundaries to follow realigned streets.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. ATTACHMENT 1 PC Memo on Ford Zoning and Master Plan to Mayor and CC 3-8-19, 2. ATTACHMENT 2 PC Resolution on Ford MP and Zoning Final, 3. ATTACHMENT 3 Amendments to the Ford MP from PC, 4. ATTACHMENT 4 Ford Zoning Map Amendment CC, 5. ATTACHMENT 5 pcactionminutes012519 Amended, 6. ATTACHMENT 6 pcactionminutes030819, 7. ATTACHMENT 7- All Combined Public Comment on Ford PC Hearing 1-25-19, 8. ATTACHMENT 8 Ryan MP Amendments Submittal, 9. HBA Support for Ryan Amendments, 10. HDC Board Resolution Final for Support of Ryan Co amendments to Ford Master Plan 12062018, 11. MGCC Recommendation re Proposed Amendments to the Ford Site Master Plan, 12. Ord 19-19 with amendments, 13. Letter to City Council- HREEO Commission, 14. Comment rec'd by Council re Ford Site Amendments
Related files: Ord 20-17, RES 19-2066
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/17/20192 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/10/20192 City Council Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/3/20192 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/27/20191 City Council Amended and Laid Over for Third ReadingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/20/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video

Title

Amending sections of the Legislative Code pertaining to the Ford Districts (Leg. Code §§ 66.912 - F1 Residential District, 66.917 - F6 Gateway District, 66.921 - District Use Table, 66.931 District Dimensional Standards Table, 66.942 - District Vehicle Parking Standards, 66.943 - District Bicycle Parking Standards), and amending the City’s Zoning Map (Leg. Code § 60.303) to adjust zoning district boundaries to follow realigned streets.

 

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WHEREAS, on September 17, 2017 the Saint Paul City Council adopted the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan and the associated zoning code text and map amendments; and

 

WHEREAS, in June 2018, Ford Land announced Ryan Companies as the Master Developer for the Ford site; and

 

WHEREAS, Zoning Code § 66.951 provides that the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan can be amended by City Council resolution after a public hearing and Planning Commission review and recommendation; and

 

WHEREAS, on October 10, 2018, Ryan Companies, with the support of Ford Land, submitted an application for proposed amendments to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan, and Zoning Code amendments would be needed for consistency with some of the proposed amendments; and

 

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee, on October 31, 2018, forwarded its recommendation to the Saint Paul Planning Commission for initiation of a zoning study for Zoning Code amendments corresponding to proposed amendments to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission, on November 16, 2018, initiated a zoning study to consider Zoning Code amendments related to proposed amendments to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan; released the MP and zoning text amendments for public review; and set a public hearing for January 25, 2019 for proposed amendments to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan and for related zoning text and map amendments; and

 

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission, on January 25, 2019, held a public hearing on the proposed amendments to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan and zoning text and map amendments, notice of which was published in the St. Paul Legal Ledger on January 10, 2019 and held the public record open for written comments until January 28, 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission referred the proposed amendments to the Zoning Code text and maps, and to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan, and public testimony back to a joint meeting of the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committees for review and consideration at their February 20, 2019 and February 27, 2019 meetings; and

 

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committees forwarded their recommendation and rationale for amendments to the Saint Paul Zoning Code, and to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan, in a March 1, 2019, memorandum to the Saint Paul Planning Commission; and

 

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission, on March 8, 2019, based upon the Committee memorandum and public testimony received, recommended to the City Council certain amendments to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan as well as amendments to Zoning Code § 66.900 Ford Districts, and to the zoning map for the Ford site;

 

NOW, THEREFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

 

 

That Saint Paul Code of Ordinances Article IX, § 66.900 Ford Districts is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

Section 1.

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Sec. 66.912.  Intent, F1 river residential district.

The F1 river residential district provides for high quality one-family, two-family and multi-family dwellings unit homes with two (2) up to six (6) dwelling units each and rear carriage house dwellings with an additional one (1) to two (2) dwelling units in a combined garage structure. The district is characterized by deep setbacks from Mississippi River Boulevard, consistent with the historic form along the parkway.

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Section 2.

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Sec. 66.917.  Intent, F6 gateway district.

The F6 gateway district is intended to serve as the main entrance and economic heart of the Ford redevelopment site. The district provides for a variety of business and office uses independently or in combination with retail and service establishments. Limited employment-supporting housing. and civic and educational uses may also be present. The district is focused on employment activity and complementary work force services.

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Section 3.

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Sec. 66.921.  Ford district use table.

Table 66.921, Ford district uses, lists all permitted and conditional uses in the F1-F6 Ford districts, and notes applicable development standards and conditions.

 

Table 66.921.  Ford District Uses

Use

F1

F2

F3

F4

F5

F6

Definition (d) Standards (s)

Residential Uses

Dwellings

One-family dwelling

P

 

 

 

 

 

(d)

Two-family dwelling

P

 

 

 

 

 

(d)

Multiple-family dwelling

P

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Carriage house dwelling

P

P

 

 

 

 

(d)

Mixed Commercial-Residential Uses

Home occupation

P

P

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Live-work unit

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Mixed residential and commercial use

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

Congregate Living

Adult care home

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Community residential facility, licensed correctional

 

C

C

C

 

 

(d), (s)

Dormitory

 

 

 

P

P

 

(d), (s)

Emergency housing facility

 

C

C

C

 

 

(d), (s)

Foster home

P

P

P

P

 

 

(d)

Shareable housing

 

P

P

P

P

 

(d)

Shelter for battered persons

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

 

(d), (s)

Sober house 

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

 

(d), (s)

Supportive housing facility

P/C

P

P

P

P

 

(d), (s)

Civic and Institutional Uses

Club, fraternal organization, lodge hall

 

P

P

P

P

 

(d)

College, university, specialty school

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Day care, primary and secondary school

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Public library, museum

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Public and private park, playground

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Recreation, noncommercial

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Religious institution, place of worship

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Public Services and Utilities

Antenna, cellular telephone

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

(d), (s)

Electric transformer or gas regulator substation

 

 

P

P

P

P

(s)

Municipal building or use

P

P

P

P

P

P

(s)

Public utility heating or cooling plant

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

Utility or public service building

P

P

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Commercial Uses

Office, Retail and Service Uses

General office, studio

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

General retail

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Service business, general

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Service business with showroom or workshop

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Animal day care

 

 

 

 

P

P

(d), (s)

Business sales and services

 

 

 

 

P

P

(d)

Dry cleaning, commercial laundry

 

 

P

P

P

 

 

Farmers market

 

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

(d), (s)

Garden center, outdoor

 

 

P

P

P

P

(d)

Greenhouse

 

 

 

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Hospital

 

 

 

P

P

P

(d)

Mortuary, funeral home

 

 

 

P

P

P

 

Outdoor commercial use

 

 

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

(d), (s)

Package delivery service

 

 

 

 

P

P

(d)

Small engine repair, automotive bench work

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

Veterinary clinic

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Food and Beverages

Bar

 

 

 

P/C

P/C

P/C

(d), (s)

Brew on premises store

 

 

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Coffee shop, tea house

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Restaurant

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Restaurant, fast-food

 

 

 

 

P/C

P/C

(d), (s)

Commercial Recreation, Entertainment and Lodging

Bed and breakfast residence

P

 

 

 

 

 

(d), (s)

Health/sports club

 

 

P

P

P

P

(d)

Hotel, inn

 

 

P

P

P

P

 

Indoor recreation

 

 

C

C

C

C

(d), (s)

Reception hall/rental hall

 

 

C

C

P

P

 

Short-term rental dwelling unit

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

P/C

(d), (s)

Theater, assembly hall, concert hall

 

 

C

C

C

C

 

Automobile Services

Auto convenience market

 

 

 

 

C

 

(d), (s)

Auto service station, auto specialty store

 

 

 

 

C

 

(d), (s)

Auto repair station

 

 

 

 

C

 

(d), (s)

Auto sales, indoor

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

Car wash, detailing

 

 

 

 

C

 

(s)

Parking Facilities

Parking facility, commercial

 

C

C

C

C

C

(d)

Transportation

Bus or rail passenger station

 

 

 

C

C

C

 

Railroad right-of-way

C

C

C

C

P

P

(s)

Limited Production, Processing and Storage

Agriculture

P

P

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Brewery, craft

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Distillery, craft

 

 

P

P

P

P

(d)

Finishing shop

 

 

 

 

P

P

(d), (s)

Limited production and processing

 

 

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Mail order house

 

 

P

P

P

P

 

Printing and publishing

 

 

P

P

P

P

 

Recycling drop-off station

 

 

 

 

C

C

(d), (s)

Research, development and testing laboratory

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

Wholesale establishment

 

 

 

 

P

 

(d)

Winery, craft

 

P

P

P

P

P

(d)

Accessory Uses

Accessory use

P

P

P

P

P

P

(d), (s)

Dwelling unit, accessory

P

 

 

 

 

 

(d), (s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P - Permitted useC - Conditional use requiring a conditional use permit

Notes to table 66.921, Ford district uses:

(d)                     Definition for the use in Chapter 65, Land Use Definitions and Development Standards.

(s)                     Standards and conditions for the use in Chapter 65, Land Use Definitions and Development Standards.

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Section 4.

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Sec. 66.931.  Ford district dimensional standards table.

Table 66.931, Ford district dimensional standards, sets forth density and dimensional standards that are specific to Ford districts. These standards are in addition to the provisions of chapter 63, regulations of general applicability. Where an existing building does not conform to the following requirements, the building may be expanded without fully meeting the requirements as long as the expansion does not increase the nonconformity.

Table 66.931. Ford District Dimensional Standards

Building Type by Zoning District (a)

Floor Area Ratio Min. - Max

Lot Width Min. (feet)

Building Width Max. (feet)

Building Height (feet)

Max. Lot Coverage by Buildings

Building Setbacks (feet) (e)

 

 

 

 

Min.

Max.

 

ROW (f) Min.-Max.

Interior Min.

F1 river residential

    One-family dwelling

0.25 - 1.5

60

60

20

30

40%

10 - 40 (g)

10

    Multi-unit home

0.25 - 1.5

80

60

20

48

40%

10 - 40 (g)

10

    Carriage house

0.25 - 1.5

n/a

60

n/a

30

40%

10 - 20 (g)

6 (h)

F2 residential mixed low

    Townhouse, rowhouse

1.0 - 2.0

30

150

30

55

50%

10 - 20

6 (h)

    Multifamily low

1.0 - 2.0

60

200

30

55

70%

10 - 20

6 (h)

    Carriage house

1.0 - 2.0

n/a

60

n/a

30

per main building

10 - 20

6 (h)

    Live/work

1.0 - 2.0

30

150

30

55

70%

5 - 20

6 (h)

    Nonresidential or mixed

1.0 - 2.0

n/a

500

30

55

70%

5 - 15

6 (h)

F3 residential mixed mid

    Townhouse, rowhouse

2.0 1.0 - 4.0

30

150

40 30

65 (b)

50%

10 - 20

6 (h)

    Multifamily

2.0 - 4.0

60

n/a

40

65 (b)

70%

10 - 20

6 (h)

    Live/work

2.0 - 4.0

30

150

40

65 (b)

70%

5 - 20

6 (h)

    Nonresidential or mixed

2.0 - 4.0

n/a

500

40

65 (b)

70%

5 - 15

6 (h)

F4 residential mixed high

    Townhouse, rowhouse

3.0 - 6.0

30

150

48

75 (c)

50%

10 - 20

6 (h)

    Multifamily medium

3.0 - 6.0

n/a

n/a

48

75 (c)

70%

10 - 20

6 (h)

    Live/work

3.0 - 6.0

30

150

48

75 (c)

70%

5 - 20

6 (h)

    Nonresidential or mixed

3.0 - 6.0

n/a

500

48

75 (c)

70%

5 - 15

6 (h)

F5 business mixed

    Nonresidential or mixed

2.0 - 4.0

n/a

500

40

75 (d) 65 (d)

70%

5 - 15

6 (h)

F6 gateway

    Nonresidential or mixed

1.0 - 3.0

n/a

500

30

65

70%

5 - 15

6 (h)

Min. - Minimum           Max. - Maximum           ROW - Public Right-of-Way           n/a - not applicable

 

Notes to table 66.331, Ford district dimensional standards:

(a)                     Building types are described and defined in Chapter 5 of the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan.

 

(b)                     A maximum building height of seventy-five (75) feet may be permitted with a minimum ten (10) foot stepback from all minimum setback lines for all portions of the building above a height of twenty-five (25) feet.

 

(c)                     All portions of a building above a height of twenty-five (25) feet shall be stepped back a minimum of ten (10) feet from all minimum setback lines. The maximum building height may exceed seventy-five (75) feet, to a maximum of one hundred ten (110) feet, subject to the following conditions:

(1)                     A minimum of one (1) acre of buildable land in the F1, F2, F3, and/or F4 districts shall have been dedicated or conveyed to the city for public use for parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities, trails, or open space, in excess of the amount of land required to be dedicated for parkland at the time of platting. Such dedication of the additional parkland must be consistent with the criteria for parkland dedication in section 69.511, and is subject to city council approval.

(2)                     Maximum developable gross floor area of dedicated land from (c)(1), based on its underlying zoning, may be transferred and added to development allowed in an F4-zoned area, in compliance with other applicable requirements for the district or building, such as FAR, setbacks and open space coverage.

 

(d)                     All portions of a building above a height of twenty-five (25) feet shall be stepped back a minimum of ten (10) feet from all minimum setback lines. Building height may exceed sixty-five (65) feet, to a maximum of seventy-five (75) feet, with a minimum ten (10) foot stepback from all minimum setback lines for all portions of the building above a height of thirty (30) feet, except for corner elements and portions of the building facing the civic square identified in the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan, Chapter 7.

 

(e)                     Building setback is the horizontal distance between a lot line and the nearest above-grade point of a building. An interior setback is measured from an interior lot line, which is a lot line separating a lot from another lot or lots. A public right-of-way (ROW) setback is measured from a lot line that is not an interior lot line: a lot line separating a lot from a street, alley, or public way.

 

(f)                     Maximum building setback shall apply to at least sixty (60) percent of the building facade along the right-of-way.

 

(g)                     Buildings shall be setback a minimum of thirty (30) feet, with no maximum setback, from a lot line separating a lot from Mississippi River Boulevard.

 

(h)                     No setback is required for building walls containing no windows or other openings when the wall meets the fire resistance standards of the Minnesota State Building Code and there is a Common Interest Community (CIC) or recorded maintenance easement that covers the affected properties.

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Section 5.

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Sec. 66.942.  Ford district vehicle parking standards.

Off-street parking shall be provided as follows.  These requirements supersede the parking requirements in section 63.207.

Table 66.942. Vehicle Parking Requirements by Use

Land Use

Minimum Number of Parking Spaces

Maximum Number of Parking Spaces (a)

Residential, dwellings

0.75 space per dwelling unit

2 spaces per dwelling unit

Residential, congregate living

0.25 space per bedroom

1 space per bedroom

Nonresidential

1 space per 600 square feet GFA

1 space per 400200 square feet GFA

GFA - Gross Floor Area

The Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan, Chapter 4.7, sets vehicle parking facility standards that are in addition to the parking facility standards in chapter 63.

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Section 6.

 

Sec. 66.943.  Ford district bicycle parking standards.

Bicycle parking and related facilities shall be provided as follows:

 

Table 66.943. Bicycle Parking Requirements by Use

Land Use

Minimum Number of Bicycle Parking Spaces

Residential, dwellings

1 space per dwelling unit

Residential, congregate living

1 space per bedroom

Education

1 space per 5 students

Recreation

1 space per 300 5,000 square feet of facility land or gross floor area

General civic and commercial

1 space per 5000 square feet gross floor area

Production and processing

1 space per 15,000 square feet gross floor area

 

The Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan, Chapter 4.7, sets bicycle parking standards that are in addition to the parking facility standards in chapter 63.

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Section 7.

 

That Panel 1E of the zoning map of the City of Saint Paul, incorporated by reference in Section § 60.303 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, is to be hereby amended as shown on the attached zoning map Exhibit A to adjusting Ford zoning district boundaries to follow street realignment in the proposed master plan amendments and to partially reclassify the underlying zoning classification shown on Panel 1E for depicted Block 11 from F2 to F1.

 

[See Attached Ford Zoning Map]

 

 

Section 8.

This ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days from and after its passage, approval and publication.

 

 

 

 

 

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