REPORTERS NOTEBOOK | Rezoning for Central Corridor


The city is rezoning for the Central Corridor Light Rail project. Are you interested in shaping the City of St. Paul’s development plans?  Do you have a background – personally or professionally – with zoning changes or community development?  If so, we need your input! We are also interested in hearing perspectives on how the City of St. Paul has done thus far with including community groups, local residents, and business leaders in the discussion about how the Central Corridor project should proceed.

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As St. Paul continues to gear up for construction to begin along the proposed Central Corridor Light Rail project, the city has begun coordinating its zoning plans for the neighborhoods and business located along the project area.  Current area maps show a mix of different zones along University Avenue, notably including the Traditional Neighborhood (TN) zone, which focuses on pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development along transit routes.  The city has been reviewing its use of the TN zone, in place since 2004, and is proposing to replace it with several updated versions that better conform to the plans put forth in the Central Corridor Development Strategy.
The City is hosting two upcoming open houses to get input on these changes, posted on the project website here ( at the following locations:

Thursday, July 22nd
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Central Corridor Resource Center, 1080 University Avenue W.

Wednesday, July 28th
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Arlington Hills Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
The Daily Planet will be covering the event, and hopes to see you there!