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File #: Ord 22-33    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/3/2022
Title: Amending Chapters 62 and 65 of the Legislative Code pertaining to consent petition requirements for some nonconforming use permits and some conditional use permits.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Code sections: Sec. 61.801. - Changes and amendments.
Attachments: 1. Planning Commission Resolution, 2. Planning Commission Action Minutes 06.24.22, 3. Consent Petition Zoning Study, 4. Letter of support from Highland District Council, 5. Letter from Mac-Groveland District Council, 6. ENS Notice, 7. Pioneer Press Notice, 8. Zak Yudhishthu public comment
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Amending Chapters 62 and 65 of the Legislative Code pertaining to consent petition requirements for some nonconforming use permits and some conditional use permits.

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WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Zoning Code, found in chapters 60 through 69 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, is established to promote 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 and to bring the Zoning Code up-to-date; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission initiated a zoning study of consent petition requirements for certain zoning applications on February 18, 2022 in response to an implementation item in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan calling for removal of unnecessary hurdles to small-scale commercial and residential development; and

WHEREAS, notice of the public hearing before the Saint Paul Planning Commission was published in the Saint Paul Legal Ledger on April 28, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Planning Commission held a duly noticed public hearing on May 13, 2022, regarding proposed zoning code text amendments to eliminate the consent petition requirement for applications for some nonconforming use permits and some conditional use permits; and

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee of the Saint Paul Planning Commission, having reviewed the public hearing testimony and the zoning study, provided a recommendation for consideration by the Saint Paul Planning Commission; and

WHEREAS, on June 24, 2022, the Planning Commission, in resolution 22-28, based upon the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee's report and all the testimony received from the May 13, 2022 public hearing, duly submitted its recommendation to amend certain sections of the Zoning Code to eliminate the consent petition requirement for some nonconforming use permit and some con...

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