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File #: Ord 22-25    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/1/2022
Title: Adopting the Hillcrest Zoning Code Study amendments to Chapters 64 and 66 of the Legislative Code.
Sponsors: Nelsie Yang
Ward: Industrial, Zoning
Code sections: Sec. 61.801. - Changes and amendments., Sec. 64.103. - A., Sec. 64.104. - B., Sec. 64.401. - All signs., Sec. 66.344. - TN3 Traditional neighborhood district required elements., Sec. 66.542. - Required conditions in the IR Light industrial restricted district special setbacks.
Attachments: 1. PC Resolution Hillcrest actions- adopted 04.15.22, 2. Hillcrest PC memo 2022-04, 3. Hillcrest public comments- all, 4. JLPopecomment, 5. Planning Commission public hearing video link, 6. Sanneh City Council LOS 5-16-2022
Related files: RES PH 22-128
Adopting the Hillcrest Zoning Code Study amendments to Chapters 64 and 66 of the Legislative Code.

WHEREAS, the Land Use Chapter of the 2040 Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan (hereinafter, “2040 Plan”) identifies the former Hillcrest Golf Course site (hereinafter, “Hillcrest”) as an “opportunity site” which, under the 2040 Plan, are sites guided for redevelopment with “higher-density mixed-use development” or “employment centers with increased full-time living wage job intensity;” and
WHEREAS, in furtherance of the 2040 Plan, the City Council subsequently adopted Ordinance 19-39 which authorized the Saint Paul Port Authority to issue bonds to purchase Hillcrest and, further, set certain expectations for the redevelopment of Hillcrest as an opportunity site which would include the establishment of substantial industrial uses as employment centers; and
WHEREAS, the City, for the purpose of guiding redevelopment at Hillcrest, commenced a master planning process to identify future land uses and site layouts within Hillcrest in order to create a draft Hillcrest Master Plan (hereinafter, “HMP”); and
WHEREAS, on January 21, 2022, the Saint Paul Planning Commission (hereinafter, “Commission”), in Commission Resolution No. 22-10, also initiated a Hillcrest Zoning Code Study to consider amendments to allow freestanding signs for commercial uses in Hillcrest; to assess currently allowable building materials in IT Transitional Industrial zoning districts; and, to allow flexibility in the application of zoning regulations order to facilitate HMP goals; and
WHEREAS, on March 4, 2022, the Commission duly conducted a public hearing on a draft HMP and the following associated actions: an amendment to the 2040 Plan, certain zoning code amendments, and amendments to the City’s zoning map for rezoning purposes; and
WHEREAS, following the March 4, 2022, public hearing, the Commission reviewed the hearing comments and testimony and, following this review, the Commission...

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