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File #: Ord 22-3    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/19/2022
Title: Amending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Religious Uses and Accessory Uses.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Zoning
Code sections: Sec. 65.001. - Land use definitions and development standards., Sec. 65.211. - Day care., Sec. 66.221. - Principal uses., Sec. 66.321. - Principal uses., Sec. 66.421. - Principal uses., Sec. 66.521. - Principal uses., Sec. 66.921. - Ford district use table.
Attachments: 1. Table 66.221, 2. Table 66.321, 3. Table 66.421, 4. Table 66.521, 5. Table 66.921, 6. PC Resolution Religious Accessory Uses- 12.17.21, 7. Religious Accessory Uses PC memo- post PH, 8. PC-PublicHearing comments-Religious Uses, 9. CC ENS notice- Religious Uses1, 10. Staff Presentation, 11. Novare Letter, 12. Novare Video, 13. Ord 22-3 - Interfaith Action
Amending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Religious Uses and Accessory Uses.

WHEREAS, on January 24, 2020, the Planning Commission passed Resolution 20-07 initiating a zoning study to consider amendments to the Zoning Code pertaining to accessory uses on religious properties, and other connected regulations contained in the Zoning Code; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission held a duly noticed public hearing on October 29, 2021 regarding the potential zoning amendments; and

WHEREAS, in a memo dated December 10, 2021, the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee submitted a report to the Planning Commission in which recommendations and a rationale for amending specific sections of the Zoning Code were set forth; and

WHEREAS, on December 17, 2021, the Planning Commission, based upon the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee’s report and all the testimony received from the October 29 public hearing, duly submitted its recommendation to amend certain sections of the Zoning Code regarding religious uses and accessory uses to the Mayor and City Council for its review and consideration; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing before the City Council having been duly conducted at which all interested parties were given an opportunity to be heard, and having considered all the testimony and recommendations concerning the proposed zoning text amendments, including the Planning Commission resolution and the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee’s memorandum and their rationale for the recommended Zoning Code amendments which the Council finds persuasive and thus hereby incorporates by reference into this ordinance for the specific purpose of articulating the Council’s reasons and rationale for enacting the recommended amendments as set forth below in Section 1, in addition to any other reasons the Council might articulate on the record in adopting these amendments the Council, having consider...

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