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File #: Ord 20-9    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/25/2020
Title: Granting the application of Rondo Center of Diverse Expression to rezone the properties at 315 Fisk Street North and 820 Concordia Avenue from RT1 Two Family Residential to T1 Traditional Neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Attachments: 1. Application Docs and Maps, 2. Staff Report, 3. ZC minutes, 4. PC resolution, 5. Signed Extension Letter
Title
Granting the application of Rondo Center of Diverse Expression to rezone the properties at 315 Fisk Street North and 820 Concordia Avenue from RT1 Two Family Residential to T1 Traditional Neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

WHEREAS, Rondo Center Of Diverse Expression, File # 20-004-207, has applied for rezoning from RT1 Two Family Residential to T1 Traditional Neighborhood under the provisions of § 61.801(b) of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, on the properties located at 315 Fisk St N and 820 Condordia Ave , Parcel Identification Numbers (PIN) 35.29.23.43.0138 and 35.29.23.43.0001, legally described as Edwin Dean’s
Second Addition,Lots 1 and 18, Block 5

WHEREAS, the Zoning Committee of the Planning Commission, on January 30, 2020, held a public hearing at which all persons present were given an opportunity to be heard pursuant to said application in accordance with the requirements of § 61.303 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission, based on the evidence presented to its Zoning Committee at the public hearing as substantially reflected in the minutes, made the following findings of fact:

1. Rondo Center of Diverse Expression is applying to rezone the parcels to T1 in order to construct a museum/office space/gallery at 315 Fisk.

2. The proposed zoning is consistent with the way this area has developed. Before the first zoning code was adopted in 1922, Concordia Ave (Rondo Ave) developed with a mix of housing types and commercial uses. Commercial uses that are first permitted in the T2 zoning district still exist along the corridor today, including a restaurant, a private club, and a funeral home. The proposed T1 zoning district at a corner is consistent with this historic land use pattern.

3. The proposed zoning is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. The subject parcels are in an...

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