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File #: Ord 19-51    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Unsigned by Mayor
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/7/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 65 of the Legislative Code by adding a new section defining a Hotel.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/15/20191 Mayor's Office Returned Unsigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/7/20191 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/24/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/17/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/10/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video

Amending Chapter 65 of the Legislative Code by adding a new section defining a Hotel.


WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Saint Paul, in Council Resolution No. 19-41, previously found that while the City’s zoning code stated that a “hotel” was a principal use permitted in several of the City’s zoning districts, that the zoning code also lacked a definition of a hotel, and lacked standards applicable to a hotel for any of the zoning districts in which a hotel was a permitted use; and

WHEREAS, the Council further found that although the City’s licensing code defined a “hotel” at Leg. Code § 407.02, the Council noted that this license code definition was no longer useful because the City’s licensing authority to regulate hotels has been assumed by the State of Minnesota; and

WHEREAS, in light of the findings noted above, the Council further found that the range of zoning districts in which a hotel was classified as a permitted use, the zoning code’s lack of a definition or any standards applicable to a hotel, the City’s lack of licensing authority over a hotel, and recent amendments to the zoning code which have resulted in the expansion of permitted commercial lodging uses in the City, necessitated a reexamination of the regulation of hotels under the zoning code; and

WHEREAS, Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd.4 authorizes the Council to initiate a zoning code amendment and refer the amendment to the planning commission for a study of the amendment, to obtain from the commission a report on the proposed amendment, and to not act upon the amendment proposal until sixty (60) days have elapsed from the date of the referral without a report from the commission; and

WHEREAS, Council Resolution No. 19-41 requested the planning commission to study the zoning code’s present regulation of hotels and to prepare a report and a recommendation whether to amend the City’s zoning code regulations for hotels based upon that study; and

WHEREAS, the planning co...

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