Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board (CAAPB) is a planning area just to the East of Summit-University. They aren't necessarily a District Council, but they do act on similar issues. They are currently creating a comprehensive plan.
The CAAPB Comp Plan is being written and released in chapters. They are currently working on Chapter 6, which focuses on Land Use. They have requested that interested parties submit written comment by September 30.
Why this matters:
Ramsey County Public Works is planning to hold a community meeting at the Rondo Library to discuss the construction of the Dale Street Bridge and to prepare the community for the disruption. Construction is still planned to begin in 2020.
They have not officially released meeting details, but a staff person reached out to say that it should be on November 20.
We will be encouraging people to go, and gathering questions for Ramsey County to prepare to answer. Do you have any construction-related questions or thoughts? Let us know!
Watch an animation of the new bridge concept here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE6HQULFemk&index=1&list=PLMVpBjXUcBQZIIrlGPF6GePGfg5828RKs
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