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Looking for information about a potential or proposed project in the neighborhood?  On this page, you will find the most recent information that MGCC has received about current projects. 

Questions?  Contact us at or 651.695.4000.


Snelling/St. Clair Redevelopment

A local developer is proposing to construct a mixed-use, multi-family property over three parcels (246, 252, 258 Snelling Ave) at the Snelling/St.Clair intersection.  The current draft of the plan includes:

  • 118 residential units
  • Units are a mix of  alcove, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom
  • 4,197 sq ft of retail space
  • 98 car parking spaces and 98 bike parking spaces for residential and retail uses
  • 1 level of underground parking
  • Varying heights from 15 feet tall on the Snelling side to a 68 ft peak at the intersection.

This plan will require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the building height.  Conditional Uses are allowed uses within zoning districts that are subject to additional requirements. The Planning Commission has the authority to issue Conditional Use Permits after a public hearing.  The public hearing date for this CUP has not yet been determined.

The developer will be attending our next Housing and Land Use committee meeting to discuss the project and answer questions.  Join us: April 25th at 6:30pm at Groveland Rec Center (see meeting agenda)

See current plans here:  Snelling & St Clair Plans April 20 2018

Contact with questions or to share feedback.

270 & 272 Snelling Ave Development

A local developer attend the February 2018 meeting of our Housing and Land Use committee to share plans for 270 and 272 Snelling Ave.  These are two of the mid-block parcels between StClair and Stanford (see blue shaded parcels on map).

The proposed development is a single-story building with 8,000 sq ft. of retail space.  The development includes street facing frontage with parking in the rear.  No variances or conditional use permits are required. See plans:  

272 Snelling Elevation Plan Feb 2018


272 Snelling Site Plan Feb 2018

Contact with questions.  


Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

ADUs are a separate living unit allowed as an accessory use related to a single-family house.
The unit can be located inside the main house, in an addition, or in an accessory
building, such as a cottage or above a garage. Saint Paul currently permits ADUs in the area
one-half mile from University Avenue between Emerald Street and Lexington Parkway, which is
located in the St. Anthony Park, Union Park, and Hamline Midway Planning Districts.

The City is now gathering community input on the potential expansion of ADUs into other neighborhoods in Saint Paul.  See an ADU fact sheet here. You can share your thoughts on this Open Saint Paul survey 

Contact with questions.  

33-45 Syndicate: At-Home Apartments

At-Home Apartments is re-developing three parcels at the north-west intersection of Grand and Syndicate.  The project will include: 

  • 26 residential units
  • 2 levels of parking
  • 10,000 sq ft of retail and office space  

See plans for the project (PDF).

Contact with questions. 



Snelling Ave S Zoning Study

In 2017, The City of Saint Paul completed a formal review of existing zoning districts to determine if new zoning for certain parcels would be appropriate. The study area included the blocks along Snelling Avenue South, between I-94 and Ford Parkway, as well as the blocks along Selby Avenue, Grand Avenue, St. Clair Avenue, Randolph Avenue, and Highland Parkway within 1/4 mile of Snelling Avenue (see map). This study will compared existing land uses with current zoning and potential new zoning. 

In September 2017, the City Council voted to change the zoning on Snelling Ave following the Planning Commission's recommendations.  

See more information about the Snelling Ave S Rezoning Study.  



Residential Design Standards

Ward 3 Residential Design Standards Study and Ordinance


Reconstruction and Rebuild fact Sheet_9.15

1. Require additions of 120 square feet of floor area or greater to adhere to 10% window and door openings minimum. (City‐wide)
2. Height reduction at side setback lines for single‐family properties, increases allowed with larger setback. (Districts 14 and 15)
3. Change in side setback requirement for RM1‐RM3 multiple‐family zoning districts to 9 ft., consistent with existing traditional building patterns in Saint Paul. (City‐wide)
4. Total maximum lot coverage – 45% for all buildings, including principle and accessory structures (such as garages). (Districts 14 and 15)
5. Sidewall articulation – required for building faces longer than 35 ft. in length, at least 1 ft. in depth and 6 ft. in length. (Districts 14 and 15)
6. Exceptions for expansion in nonconforming areas generally not visible from the street. (Citywide)
7. Additional minor amendments. (City‐wide)