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File #: Ord 19-72    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/8/2020
Title: Amending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to hotel, motel, and inn.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Attachments: 1. Planning Commission Resolution Hotel Zoning Study 11-01-19, 2. Planning Commission Action Minutes 11.01.19, 3. Planning Commission Study Memo for 11.01.19 Meeting, 4. Planning Commission Approved Minutes from Public Hearing 09.20.19, 5. Permitted Use Tables Attachment to Ordianance, 6. pcapprovedminutes110119
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/15/20201 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/20201 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/18/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/11/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/4/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video

Amending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to hotel, motel, and inn.


WHEREAS, Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4 authorizes the Council to initiate a zoning code amendment and requires that it be referred to the Planning Commission for study and report and may not be acted upon by the Council until sixty (60) days have elapsed from the date of the referral without a report from the commission; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Saint Paul, in Council Resolution 19-41, requested a Planning Commission study of the city’s current zoning regulations for hotels because the City’s zoning code permits hotels as a principal use in several zoning districts but lacks a definition for the use; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission undertook a zoning study and broadened its scope to consider whether motel and inn should be defined along with hotel, since the zoning code does not define these lodging land uses, but did not complete its study and report of the amendment referred by the Council within sixty (60) days as provided for under Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4; and

WHEREAS, the Council determined, in consultation with planning staff, that the zoning code should be amended, in the interests of the health, welfare, and safety of the public, by enacting a zoning code definition for hotel and applying it to present uses pending the completion of a zoning study and report by the Planning Commission on the matter as requested by the Council in Council Resolution 19-41; and

WHEREAS, the Council, in Ordinance 19-51 amended Chapter 65 of the Legislative Code by adding a new section defining hotel; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission subsequently studied the matter, prepared a report containing an analysis and recommendations regarding the Council’s request, held a public hearing on proposed amendments to zoning code Chapters 65 and 66 pertaining to hotel, motel, and inn on September 20, 2019, referred the matter to its Compr...

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