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File #: RES PH 19-167    Version: Name: Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Chapter
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/19/2019
Title: Adopting the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Chapter of Saint Paul for All: 2040 Comprehensive Plan. (Public hearing held June 5)
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. tramsmittal of MRCCA to Mayor, City Council from PC.pdf, 2. MRCCA Resolution PC 05-17-19.pdf, 3. CSP_2040_CompPlan_MRCCA_20190605.pdf, 4. FMRMRCCAPlancomments-StPaulPlanningCommission_041919, 5. MRCCA chapter PC 5-17-19, 6. Responses to PC Public Hearing Comments for PC, 7. Comments from MRCCA Planning Commission Public Hearing 04-19-19, 8. Comment rec'd by Council re MRCCA Plan, 9. Friends of the Parks and Trails MRCCA Testimony
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Adopting the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Chapter of Saint Paul for All: 2040 Comprehensive Plan. (Public hearing held June 5)

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WHEREAS, the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) is a land corridor along the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area comprising 72 miles of river and 54,000 acres of surrounding land in 30 jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS, the MRCCA is governed by special land planning requirements and development regulations contained in Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapter 6106; and

WHEREAS, all municipalities within the Mississippi River Critical Area must adopt, administer and enforce plans and ordinances consistent with Chapter 6106; and

WHEREAS, Saint Paul is part of the Critical Area; and

WHEREAS, Saint Paul’s current Mississippi River Corridor Plan was adopted in 2002; and

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 473 requires all cities, counties and townships within the 7-county region to prepare a comprehensive plan every 10 years; and

WHEREAS, a new MRCCA chapter has been prepared as part of Saint Paul for All: 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Saint Paul’s decennial update of its Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, City staff sent a preliminary draft of the MRCCA chapter to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Friends of the Mississippi River, Friends of the Parks and Trails of Saint Paul and Ramsey County, and adjacent and affected jurisdictions in February 2019; and

WHEREAS, City staff incorporated comments from these agencies, cities and organizations into the public hearing draft, which was released by the Saint Paul Planning Commission on March 22, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on April 19, 2019 and kept the public record open until April 22, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission made changes to the MRCCA chapter in response to public comments; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission approved the amended MRCCA chapter of Saint Pau...

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