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February 2021 General Meeting (special guest Planning Director Luis Pereira)

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sustain Saint Paul February meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, special guest Luis Pereira, Saint Paul Planning Director

I. Call to order

II. Statement of Sustain Saint Paul mission

III. Guests: Saint Paul Director Luis Pereira, Planner Menaka Mohan, and Planner Tony Johnson

  • Presentation:
    • Neighborhood nodes (Pereira)
    • Past, present and future zoning studies (Pereira)
    • Process for a zoning study (Mohan)
    • 1-4 Unit Infill Housing Zoning Study overview and timeline (Pereira)
    • Parking Study overview, goals, and timeline (Johnson)
  • Questions from members

VI. Approval of past minutes

  • Moved by Foley; seconded by Blackmon; approved by voice vote

VII. Discussion

  • How can we advocate for abundant housing while still ensuring housing affordability and displacement are addressed?

VIII. Announcements

  • Working groups around specific issues – opportunities for members
    • Single-family zoning
    • Parking minimums
  • Do something before next meeting:
    • Write a letter to the editor
    • Write an article for our website
    • Submit a public comment for Ordinance 21-4
  • Second train to Chicago; state needs matching funds through legislature
  • Next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2021

IX. Adjournment

  • 8:34 p.m.


February 23
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm