The applicant is proposing that they will demolish an existing duplex that was damaged by fire two years ago, and construct a new side-by-side duplex on the lot.
The lot is currently zoned to require that the back yard is 25 feet (from back of the lot to where the building begins).
The building they would like to build would take up slightly more of the back yard, and leave 20 feet 11 inches of green space.
They have to apply for a variance (case by case permission to do something outside of the city's rules) to have a back yard that is 4 feet 1 inch smaller than normal.
This item will be on an upcoming Summit-University Planning Council Agenda
September 24, 2019
SUPC Community Room
Jerome Benner from the Saint Paul Department of Safety and Inspections is the contact on this issue