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File #: Ord 21-4    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/10/2021
Title: Amending the zoning code as recommended in the Definition of Family Zoning Study.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Zoning
Code sections: Sec. 60.207. - F.
Attachments: 1. Family Definition - Planning Commission Memo 01.08.2021, 2. Appendix A - PC Resolution and original CNPC-recommended Text Amendments - 01.08.2021, 3. Appendix B - Occupancy Limits for a Residential Property, 4. Appendix C - Dwelling Size chart, 5. Appendix D - CC Res 18-1204 Zoning Study Request, 6. Appendix E - FHIC 2017 Addendum to 2014 Report pages 98-100 - definition of family, 7. Appendix F - Public comment - Planning Commission public hearing, 8. ORD 21-4 - Student Housing Study 12-4-2011, 9. Ord 21-4 - Harry Balley email 3-3-21, 10. Ord 21-4 - Jonathan Bream email 2-24-21, 11. ORD 21-4 - Joel Clemmer (Josh Williams) email 2-9-21, 12. Ord 21-4 KC Cox email, 13. Ord 21-4 - Carl Craven email 2-26-21, 14. Ord 21-4 - Erin Edzards email 3-1-21, 15. Ord 21-4 - Jon Fure, CapitalRiver Council email 3-1-21, 16. Ord 21-4 - Kerry Furtney email 3-1-21, 17. Ord 21-4 - Alexa Golemo-Macalester Groveland Community Council email 3-1-21, 18. Ord 21-4 - Elizabeth Wefel & Luke Hanson-Sustain St Paul email 3-2-21, 19. Ord 21-4 - Peter Hendricks email 3-3-21, 20. Ord 21-4 - Helen Holtti email 2-27-21, 21. Ord 21-4 Christine Johnson email, 22. Ord 21-4 - K. Jefferson email 2-27-21, 23. Ord 21-4 Margaret Wirth-Johnson email, 24. Ord 21-4 Bill Lindeke email, 25. Ord 21-4 - Judy Mahle Lutter email 2-26-21, 26. Ord 21-4 - Thomas Malone email 3-3-21, 27. Ord 21-4 - Missy McDonald and Michael McDonald email 3-1-21, 28. Ord 21-4 - Michael McDonald email 3-1-21, 29. Ord 21-4 - Kathryn McGuire email 3-2-21, 30. ORD 21-4 - Elaine Weber Nelson email 2-18-21, 31. Ord 21-4 - Loretta and Jim Nuessle email 2-25-21, 32. Ord 21-4 Loretta Nuessle email, 33. Ord 21-4 Chris Parker email, 34. Ord 21-4 - Terese Fink Peterson email 3-1-21, 35. ORD 21-4 - Andrea Lubov and Allan Schultz email 2-18-21, 36. Ord 21-4 - Catherine Spaeth email 2-27-21, 37. Ord 21-4 - Daniel Taylor email 3-2-21, 38. Ord 21-4 Daniel Taylor email, 39. Ord 21-4 Kelly Vinson-Taylor email, 40. Ord 21-4 - Susan S. Widmar email 2-21-27, 41. W6 Public Comment_Loretta and Jim Nuessle_Family Zoning Definition (26.Feb.2021), 42. Ord 21-4 Rachel Westermeyer email, 43. W6 Public Comment_West_Summit_Neighborhood_Advisory_Report_2011, 44. Ltr. City Council Members, 45. Drew Nelson_Zoning_Ward 3, 46. Letter from Peter Hendricks_Ward 3, 47. MGCC recommendation re Ordinance 21-4 Amending the Zoning Code as recommended in the Definition of Family Zoning Study 03.01.2021, 48. Public Comments for Ord 21-04 Received by Ward 4, 49. Defination of Family Ordinance 3-1-2021, 50. MGCC recommendation re Ordinance 21-4 Amending the Zoning Code as recommended in the Definition of Family Zoning Study 03.01.2021, 51. Public Comments for Ord 21-04 Received by Ward 4, 52. W6 Public Comments for Ord 21-04
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
3/17/20211 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/10/20211 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/3/20211 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/24/20211 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/17/20211 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video
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Amending the zoning code as recommended in the Definition of Family Zoning Study.

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STATEMENT OF FINDINGS BY THE CITY COUNCIL

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Zoning Code, found in chapters 60 through 69 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, is established to promote and to protect the public health, safety, morals, aesthetics, economic viability and general welfare of the community; and

WHEREAS, Section 61.801(a) of the Zoning Code calls for periodic review of said code to reflect current city policies, to address current technology and market conditions, and to bring the zoning code up-to-date; and

WHEREAS, City Council Resolution 18-1204 calls for a study of the Zoning Code definition of Family in order to explore ways to preserve housing that is affordable at all income levels, address racial, social,  and economic disparities in housing, and increase density in residential districts; and

WHEREAS, on October 2, 2020, the Planning Commission passed Resolution 20-43 that initiated a zoning study to consider amendments to the Zoning Code pertaining to the definition of Family in Article 60.200 of the Zoning Code, and other connected regulations contained in the Zoning Code; and

WHEREAS, the Zoning Code definition of Family has been identified in the 2017 Addendum to the 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice as a barrier to housing choice and potentially discriminatory; and

WHEREAS, the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, in Housing policy H-17, directs City staff to ensure that the regulatory definition of family and allowable dwelling types meet the needs of residents and reflect how people want to live, while meeting fair housing requirements; and

WHEREAS, on January 8, 2021, following a duly noticed public hearing that was held on November 13, 2020, the Saint Paul Planning Commission recommended the amendments to the definition of Family and related sections of the Saint Paul Zoning Code as proposed in the Definition of Family Z...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
2/26/2021 9:52 PMJames Wilkinson   We need more flexibility in St Paul housing and the change will help with that. Low income people and particularly immigrants do not have the income to abide by such restrictions that are focused on family relationships. Actual problems with student housing or behavior of residents should be addressed with other powers available to the City. +5 -4 3