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File #: RES 21-995    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/14/2021
Title: Memorializing reasons to decline an application to amend the zoning ordinance use classification for 444 Maryland Avenue West.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Memorializing reasons to decline an application to amend the zoning ordinance use classification for 444 Maryland Avenue West.

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WHEREAS, Ali Alfureedy (“Applicant”) under Zoning File No. 21-241-476 applied to rezone property located at 444 Maryland Avenue West [PIN No. 25.29.23.21.0091], legally described as E 100 ft. of Lot 60, Wilkin & Heyward’s Out Lots from B1 local business district to T2 traditional neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission (“Commission”), following a duly conducted public hearing where all persons present were given an opportunity to be heard and based upon that evidence and the report and recommendation of Commission staff, duly moved to recommend to the Council of the City of Saint Paul (“Council”) that the Applicant’s petition to rezone 444 Maryland Avenue West from B1 local business district to T2 traditional neighborhood be approved for the reasons set forth in Commission Resolution No. 21-23 which the Commission had adopted on April 30, 2021 and forwarded to the Council for its consideration as Council File ORD 21-17; and

WHEREAS, Council File ORD 21-17 and the ordinance amendment proposed under it was duly considered by the Council; and

WHEREAS, the Commission’s recommendation notwithstanding, the Council declined to amend the present zoning code classification for 444 Maryland Avenue West from B1 local business district to T2 traditional neighborhood as proposed under ORD 21-17 and, by this Resolution, the Council hereby memorializes its reasons for this action; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Saint Paul’s reasons to deny the application to rezone 444 Maryland Avenue West as follows:

444 Maryland is located on Maryland Avenue near Marydale Park and Lobe Lake. It is situated in a predominantly residential neighborhood with many apartment buildings. Immediately across the street from the site are the Princeton Place Apartments where it is not surprising to see 40-...

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