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File #: RES PH 19-256    Version: 1 Name: Ford Site Design Standards Amendment
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/11/2019
Title: Amending the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan with design standards for use with the Ford zoning districts. (Public hearing held September 4)
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. 1 DS Draft, 2. 2 DS Zoning Text Draft, 3. 3 MP Updates, 4. 4 Public Comment, 5. 5 PC Res, 6. 6 PC Action Minutes, 7. Planning Commission Memo, 8. Comment rec'd by Council
Related files: Ord 19-54, RES 19-2066
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Amending the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan with design standards for use with the Ford zoning districts. (Public hearing held September 4)

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WHEREAS, the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan was adopted by City Council Resolution PH 17-261, and associated amendments to the Zoning Code were adopted by Ordinance 17-40; and

WHEREAS, Zoning Code ยง 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, engagement efforts that informed the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan revealed significant interest in how the buildings and public spaces of the site would look and function; and

WHEREAS, the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan states that design standards for buildings and public spaces on the Ford site will be prepared and added to the document; and

WHEREAS, amendments to the Zoning Code are necessary for consistency with the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan; and

WHEREAS, the City Council, in Ordinance 17-40, directed that design standards for the Ford site redevelopment area would be reviewed by the Planning Commission and considered for adoption by the City Council; and

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee, on May 29, 2019, forwarded its recommendation to the Planning Commission for initiation of a zoning study for Zoning Code amendments corresponding to proposed design standards amendments to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan;

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission, on May 31, 2019, initiated a zoning study to consider Zoning Code amendments corresponding to proposed design standard amendments to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan; released the draft design standards and zoning text amendments for public review; and set a public hearing for June 28, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Pa...

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