In a two-plus-years-in-the-making move to slash greenhouse gas emissions and boost the city’s supply of affordable housing, Saint Paul has joined neighboring Minneapolis and a growing handful of other major American cities by eliminating minimum parking requirements for new residential and commercial developments.
The proposal was approved 14 to 3 by the city’s Planning Commission in late June before making its way to Saint Paul City Council, where council members voted 6 to 1 in favor of eliminating the zoning rule on August 18. A public hearing on the matter was held several days prior on August 11. As clarified by the Star Tribune, developers will still be able
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