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1 The City of South St. Paul Comprehensive Plan Concept Plan Comprehensive Plan Concept Plan November 14, 2007 SSP/2030

2 SSP/ Planning Process Kick-off/open-house meeting - June 27, 2007 – Airport Citizen Survey – began July 2007 ` Vision Session Meeting – July 25, 2007 – Airport Joint PC/Council Work Sessions for Concept Plan – October 3, 2007 – City Hall – October 29, 2007 – City Hall Public Meeting on Concept Plan/Survey – November 14, 2007 Council Meeting to consider Concept Plan – December 17,2007 Public Meeting on draft Comp Plan Update (SSP/2030 Plan) – spring 2008 Anticipated City Council consideration of the draft Comp Plan Update (SSP/2030 Plan) – late spring 2008

3 SSP/2030 – Concept Plan The Concept Plan is based on the findings of the Planning Commission and City Council and the comments received from the Comprehensive Plan Visioning Session held on July 25, Major ideas voiced in the 2007 Comprehensive Plan Survey have also been incorporated to the extent possible. Major ideas from the 1999 Comprehensive Plan have been incorporated to the extent that they remain viable. ________________________________________________________ Please note: The following slides are abbreviated and simplified points from the Concept Plan. Please see the Concept Plan document for the exact wording and phraseology of these abbreviated points. SSP/2030

4 What is the Concept Plan? The Concept Plan is an overview of the main ideas that will guide the preparation of the detailed plan elements for the 2008 Comprehensive Plan Update (SSP/2030 Plan)

5 Overall Goals Small Town Character: Protect the look and feel of existing neighborhoods and Southview/Marie. Protect the look and feel of existing neighborhoods and Southview/Marie. Extend traditional urban design principles into new areas such as the redevelopment of Concord Street. Extend traditional urban design principles into new areas such as the redevelopment of Concord Street. Neighborhood Protection and Revitalization: Keep older neighborhoods safe, attractive, and vital. Keep older neighborhoods safe, attractive, and vital. Encourage responsible property ownership. Encourage responsible property ownership. Housing: Provide more opportunities for life cycle and move-up styles of housing. Make changes to zoning to accommodate these housing goals. Provide more opportunities for life cycle and move-up styles of housing. Make changes to zoning to accommodate these housing goals.

6 Overall Goals Natural Environment: Protect and enhance the major natural features of South St. Paul such as wooded bluffs, ravines, wetlands, floodplains, and waterfront. Protect and enhance the major natural features of South St. Paul such as wooded bluffs, ravines, wetlands, floodplains, and waterfront. Transportation and Circulation: Provide adequate motorized and non-motorized transportation within and through South St. Paul that supports other objectives of this plan. Provide adequate motorized and non-motorized transportation within and through South St. Paul that supports other objectives of this plan. Economic Development: Continue working with Dakota County, the state, and private organizations to diversify and expand the local economy while raising the standard of living. The City will dedicate funds to economic development programs. Continue working with Dakota County, the state, and private organizations to diversify and expand the local economy while raising the standard of living. The City will dedicate funds to economic development programs.

7 Overall Goals Education: Continue to work with South St. Paul Special School District #6 to provide top-notch education. Encourage interaction with Inver Hills Community College and other area places of higher education. Continue to work with South St. Paul Special School District #6 to provide top-notch education. Encourage interaction with Inver Hills Community College and other area places of higher education. Public Facilities / Services: Continue to provide excellent public services especially in the areas of Police, Fire, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation. Continue to provide excellent public services especially in the areas of Police, Fire, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation. Utilize the CIP program to budget replacement and repairs of existing public facilities and the creation of new facilities with a goal of providing excellent public facilities. Utilize the CIP program to budget replacement and repairs of existing public facilities and the creation of new facilities with a goal of providing excellent public facilities. City Fiscal Health: Safeguard City fiscal conditions by keeping cost increases in line with revenue growth Safeguard City fiscal conditions by keeping cost increases in line with revenue growth

8 Overall Goals Redevelop or Encourage Redevelopment of Nuisance Sites: Actively work to redevelop or encourage redevelopment or areas/land uses which inhibit the orderly development/redevelopment of the business park due to their nuisance factors (i.e. excessive smell, massive exterior storage, extremely poor aesthetics and/or property maintenance). Actively work to redevelop or encourage redevelopment or areas/land uses which inhibit the orderly development/redevelopment of the business park due to their nuisance factors (i.e. excessive smell, massive exterior storage, extremely poor aesthetics and/or property maintenance).

9 Major Assumptions Proactive local government is essential for creating a high-quality city. Redevelopment is critical. Collaboration and intergovernmental cooperation are necessary. Walkable mixed-used development is desirable in commercial areas. Prosperity is enhanced if growth is planned and managed.

10 Major Assumptions Redevelopment sometimes requires public assistance. Environmental protection is desirable. The vitality of commercial areas and residential neighborhoods are important. Existing neighborhoods should be enhanced and reinvested in through selective redevelopment. The City will work to maintain the small town feel by nurturing community identity, history, pride, and image.

11 Major Assumptions Responsible property ownership is necessary to maintain attractive neighborhoods, businesses, encourage new development and improve the overall image of the community by the region. Demographic change will continue and will shape how the City, schools, and businesses deliver services and what services they provide.

12 Land Uses New Infill Development and Redevelopment Neighborhood Design Regulations to mandate interconnected streets, sidewalks on at least 1 side of collector streets and trees along streets Regulations to mandate interconnected streets, sidewalks on at least 1 side of collector streets and trees along streets Riverfront. Work to achieve a continuous band of public land and river based recreational opportunities between the City’s borders. Work to achieve a continuous band of public land and river based recreational opportunities between the City’s borders. Possible future park at SE corner of City by SSP Gun Club. Possible future park at SE corner of City by SSP Gun Club. Better trails and linkages to the river and neighborhoods west of Concord. Better trails and linkages to the river and neighborhoods west of Concord.

13 Land Uses Southview & Marie Explore additional planning or overlay zoning for this to be a mixed-use area. Explore additional planning or overlay zoning for this to be a mixed-use area. Work with the area businesses to address “business district” type signage directing people to this area. Work with the area businesses to address “business district” type signage directing people to this area. Explore relaxed parking standards or public lots to accommodate multiple businesses. Explore relaxed parking standards or public lots to accommodate multiple businesses. Plan streetscaping and street lighting for the area. Plan streetscaping and street lighting for the area. Work to redevelop 5 th and 7 th between Southview and Marie to provide better linkages. Work to redevelop 5 th and 7 th between Southview and Marie to provide better linkages. Plan for 6 th and 7 th Avenues adjacent to Central Square Park to be guided for office/commercial uses. Plan for 6 th and 7 th Avenues adjacent to Central Square Park to be guided for office/commercial uses. Emphasize the importance of Central Square as the town meeting space and center. Emphasize the importance of Central Square as the town meeting space and center.

14 Land Uses Concord Street Corridor Plan the area for an intensive variety of retail, entertainment, service, and office land uses flanked by mid and high-density housing. Plan the area for an intensive variety of retail, entertainment, service, and office land uses flanked by mid and high-density housing. South Concord (494 to the City’s southern border) Review the land use standards of the entire South Concord area to determine if changes need to be made for the land uses. Review the land use standards of the entire South Concord area to determine if changes need to be made for the land uses. Study the area on the west side of Concord between Chestnut Street and the City’s southern border to determine if the areas should be guided commercial, mixed-use, or residential. Study the area on the west side of Concord between Chestnut Street and the City’s southern border to determine if the areas should be guided commercial, mixed-use, or residential. Plan for the eventual redevelopment of properties in this area, in particular those that are also within the 494 Corridor. Plan for the eventual redevelopment of properties in this area, in particular those that are also within the 494 Corridor.

15 Land Uses Dawn Way Construction Landfill Redevelopment Plan for the eventual reuse of the construction landfill site which may include a mixture of land uses including some residential at the northwest portion of the site and/or some buffering from commercial/light industrial uses which may be on the site. Plan for the eventual reuse of the construction landfill site which may include a mixture of land uses including some residential at the northwest portion of the site and/or some buffering from commercial/light industrial uses which may be on the site. Future redevelopment may also include a transportation link through the site to provide a better connection between main transportation routes and thoroughfares above the hill with Concord Street Future redevelopment may also include a transportation link through the site to provide a better connection between main transportation routes and thoroughfares above the hill with Concord Street Danner Site Plan for the eventual redevelopment of the area east of Hardman Avenue and south of 494 to be a high-quality office/industrial development. Plan for the eventual redevelopment of the area east of Hardman Avenue and south of 494 to be a high-quality office/industrial development. Aesthetics for the site will be vitally important due to the highly visible location along 494, within the 494 Corridor. Aesthetics for the site will be vitally important due to the highly visible location along 494, within the 494 Corridor.

16 Land Uses 494 Corridor Plan the 494 area from the bluffs to the west to the river at the east as an area for enhanced design and aesthetics. Plan the 494 area from the bluffs to the west to the river at the east as an area for enhanced design and aesthetics. Develop architectural, signage, and landscaping standards that will be attractive and present a positive image of the City from 494, the “front door” of the community. Develop architectural, signage, and landscaping standards that will be attractive and present a positive image of the City from 494, the “front door” of the community. New development should include high quality office, industrial, and retail that would be comparable to the development in adjacent cities (i.e. – newer office industrial standards in St. Paul & Cottage Grove) New development should include high quality office, industrial, and retail that would be comparable to the development in adjacent cities (i.e. – newer office industrial standards in St. Paul & Cottage Grove) Retail / Commercial Growth Concentrate new retail business in the Concord Street / Concord Exchange area. Concentrate new retail business in the Concord Street / Concord Exchange area.

17 Land Uses School Sites Study and plan for the potential redevelopment of the old Lincoln School/Thompson Heights and Jefferson School/Miracle Centre sites with a mixture of residential uses and park spaces. Study and plan for the potential redevelopment of the old Lincoln School/Thompson Heights and Jefferson School/Miracle Centre sites with a mixture of residential uses and park spaces. Explore potential infill residential redevelopment of Roosevelt Park should the recreational facilities on the site be relocated to different City parks. Explore potential infill residential redevelopment of Roosevelt Park should the recreational facilities on the site be relocated to different City parks. Divine Redeemer Hospital Site Plan for this area to continue as a medical care campus. Future redevelopment of this property should be limited to the office building portion of the property. Plan for this area to continue as a medical care campus. Future redevelopment of this property should be limited to the office building portion of the property.

18 Land Uses North Stickney Redevelopment Plan for the eventual reuse for the area west of Stickney Avenue and north of Wilson Heights for infill move-up style housing similar to the Wilson Heights development. Plan for the eventual reuse for the area west of Stickney Avenue and north of Wilson Heights for infill move-up style housing similar to the Wilson Heights development. Explore zoning changes from R-2 Duplex Residence zoning to R-1 Single Family zoning for the area mentioned above and the areas west of 19 th / Stickney to Highway 52 along Butler Avenue to encourage single family residential housing development. Explore zoning changes from R-2 Duplex Residence zoning to R-1 Single Family zoning for the area mentioned above and the areas west of 19 th / Stickney to Highway 52 along Butler Avenue to encourage single family residential housing development. Employment Center / BridgePoint Continue to develop, redevelop, and expand the existing BridgePoint Business Park, east of Concord Street, to provide a vibrant employment center. Continue to develop, redevelop, and expand the existing BridgePoint Business Park, east of Concord Street, to provide a vibrant employment center. Encourage development of companies that will provide primary wager earner jobs. Encourage development of companies that will provide primary wager earner jobs. Provide better architectural standards, including the elimination of metal buildings. Provide better architectural standards, including the elimination of metal buildings.

19 Land Uses Redevelopment Support redevelopment primarily by planning and zoning certain sites for more intensive or different land uses than their present use. Support redevelopment primarily by planning and zoning certain sites for more intensive or different land uses than their present use. In special circumstances the City may use tools such as TIF or Tax Abatement to support redevelopment. In special circumstances the City may use tools such as TIF or Tax Abatement to support redevelopment. Support public/private partnerships as an effective means to accomplish redevelopment. Support public/private partnerships as an effective means to accomplish redevelopment. Environmental Protection Protect or restore sensitive or unique natural resources such as floodplains, steep slopes, ravines, major wooded areas, major vistas, wetlands, water quality shorelines, and riverbanks. Protect or restore sensitive or unique natural resources such as floodplains, steep slopes, ravines, major wooded areas, major vistas, wetlands, water quality shorelines, and riverbanks.

20 Existing Neighborhoods & Districts Public Facilities Continue to improve streets, sidewalks, parks and other public facilities in established areas. Continue to improve streets, sidewalks, parks and other public facilities in established areas.Redevelopment Assist redevelopment of small areas (either housing or business) through plans and zoning and when prudent and necessary with public works or other redevelopment tools. Assist redevelopment of small areas (either housing or business) through plans and zoning and when prudent and necessary with public works or other redevelopment tools. 5 th and 7 th Avenues South – Design Guidelines Develop and apply urban design guidelines for the neighborhoods along 5 th and 7 th Avenues south of Southview/Marie to Interstate 494 to enhance the aesthetics of these main thoroughfares. Develop and apply urban design guidelines for the neighborhoods along 5 th and 7 th Avenues south of Southview/Marie to Interstate 494 to enhance the aesthetics of these main thoroughfares.

21 Transportation Supportive Land Use Planning Promote the increased concentrations of jobs and housing in order to efficiently use existing transportation infrastructure and provide for the viability of walking and bicycling. Promote the increased concentrations of jobs and housing in order to efficiently use existing transportation infrastructure and provide for the viability of walking and bicycling. Multi-Modal Transportation Provide safe systems for all users including motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Provide safe systems for all users including motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Collector Street Connectivity Where possible improve the connectivity of collector streets to provide efficient means of transportation. Where possible improve the connectivity of collector streets to provide efficient means of transportation. Use distinct streetscaping and design to help differentiate collector streets from minor residential streets. Use distinct streetscaping and design to help differentiate collector streets from minor residential streets.

22 Transportation Minor Residential Streets Design and maintain for local access, while making them less attractive to regional traffic. Discourage cul-de-sacs and encourage street connectivity. Design and maintain for local access, while making them less attractive to regional traffic. Discourage cul-de-sacs and encourage street connectivity.Streetscaping Connect Southview and Marie to Concord Street by means of streetscaping or other design features. Connect Southview and Marie to Concord Street by means of streetscaping or other design features. Access Management Manage access on major streets to improve traffic flow and road capacity, always with a concern for neighborhood livability. Manage access on major streets to improve traffic flow and road capacity, always with a concern for neighborhood livability.

23 Transportation North Concord Parkway Create a parkway to connect the Concord/Grand area to the new “Port Crosby” park and the City’s northern border. Create a parkway to connect the Concord/Grand area to the new “Port Crosby” park and the City’s northern border. Mass Transit Plan for LRT or BRT on either Highway 52 or Robert Street (in West St. Paul) and work collectively with Dakota County and other area cities to lobby for this transitway. Plan for LRT or BRT on either Highway 52 or Robert Street (in West St. Paul) and work collectively with Dakota County and other area cities to lobby for this transitway. Work collectively with these communities to develop express bus routes on Concord Street and 3 rd Avenue/Southview to connect BridgePoint and Southview and Marie with the new transitway. Explore a possible connection via these express bus routes to the Hiawatha LRT line at Fort Snelling. Work collectively with these communities to develop express bus routes on Concord Street and 3 rd Avenue/Southview to connect BridgePoint and Southview and Marie with the new transitway. Explore a possible connection via these express bus routes to the Hiawatha LRT line at Fort Snelling.Bicycling Coordinate with Dakota County to continue the extension of the existing trail along the River from Simon’s Ravine to the City’s northern border, and through Simon’s Ravine to connect with Thompson Regional Park (in West St. Paul). Coordinate with Dakota County to continue the extension of the existing trail along the River from Simon’s Ravine to the City’s northern border, and through Simon’s Ravine to connect with Thompson Regional Park (in West St. Paul).

24 Transportation Walking Install public sidewalks along local streets and collector streets where feasible. Install public sidewalks along local streets and collector streets where feasible. Street Reconstruction Continue the program of assessing the surface condition of the local streets and budgeting for their systematic maintenance and periodic reconstruction. Continue the program of assessing the surface condition of the local streets and budgeting for their systematic maintenance and periodic reconstruction. Alley Reconstruction Consider enhancing the program for reconstructing alleys. Consider enhancing the program for reconstructing alleys.

25 Aviation Update the Airport Zoning Ordinance Landing Aides Work with MnDOT / FAA to acquire a GPS system for Runway 16 Work with MnDOT / FAA to acquire a GPS system for Runway 16 Runway Clear Zones Work to achieve the runway clear zones (particularly 40 to 1 approach) as established by the FAA where feasible. Work to achieve the runway clear zones (particularly 40 to 1 approach) as established by the FAA where feasible. Commercial / Recreational Areas of the Airport Commercial airport building and operations should be concentrated in the area adjacent to the terminal building, while recreational users may be located on all other areas of the airport. Commercial airport building and operations should be concentrated in the area adjacent to the terminal building, while recreational users may be located on all other areas of the airport. Airport Design Standards – adopt the design standards from Airport Rearrangement 3 rd and 4 th Additions. The City recognizes the importance of Fleming Field Airport as a community focal point and important facility for commerce in SSP.

26 Economic Development BridgePoint Business Park Continue to improve the image of this area by setting higher architectural standards for development/redevelopment. Continue to improve the image of this area by setting higher architectural standards for development/redevelopment. 494 Corridor Support the redevelopment of this corridor east of the bluffs consistent with the increased architectural design and use standards Support the redevelopment of this corridor east of the bluffs consistent with the increased architectural design and use standards Concord Street Corridor Support economic revitalization of Concord Street and Concord Exchange corridor. Develop the area consistent with the Concord/Gateway Redevelopment and Streetscape Plan. Support economic revitalization of Concord Street and Concord Exchange corridor. Develop the area consistent with the Concord/Gateway Redevelopment and Streetscape Plan. Southview and Marie Develop the area consistent with the recommendations of the EDAM Develop the area consistent with the recommendations of the EDAM Review signage and wayfinding Review signage and wayfinding Review parking standards and/or community parking lots Review parking standards and/or community parking lots

27 Economic Development Transportation & Telecommunication Infrastructure Facilitate cutting edge telecommunications and transportation infrastructure to all local centers of economic activity. Facilitate cutting edge telecommunications and transportation infrastructure to all local centers of economic activity. Economic Development Services Retain and expand existing industries and major employers. Retain and expand existing industries and major employers. Organize and update information on the local economy. Organize and update information on the local economy. Work with Progress Plus to market business opportunities. Work with Progress Plus to market business opportunities. Economy and Marketplace Periodically review and update economic development strategies, policies, investments, and programs to respond to changing economic conditions and opportunities Periodically review and update economic development strategies, policies, investments, and programs to respond to changing economic conditions and opportunities Fleming Field Airport Continue to support economic development/redevelopment at the airport Continue to support economic development/redevelopment at the airport

28 Parks, Trails, & Open Space Parks Master Plan Develop and redevelop the City’s parks consistent with the Parks Master Plan. In particular the development of “Port Crosby” and the redevelopment of Central Park, consistent with the Parks Master Plan, are priorities and are vital to the long-term health of the City. Develop and redevelop the City’s parks consistent with the Parks Master Plan. In particular the development of “Port Crosby” and the redevelopment of Central Park, consistent with the Parks Master Plan, are priorities and are vital to the long-term health of the City. Urban Form Use parks and public open spaces and trails to help shape the form of the community Use parks and public open spaces and trails to help shape the form of the community Riverfront Greenways Acquire and improve a continuous band of public park land along the Mississippi River between the City’s northern and southern borders. Acquire and improve a continuous band of public park land along the Mississippi River between the City’s northern and southern borders. Trail System Provide a system of attractive, connected trails that generate high numbers of users for recreation, fitness / health, and alternative transportation Provide a system of attractive, connected trails that generate high numbers of users for recreation, fitness / health, and alternative transportation

29 Parks, Trails, & Open Space Trail Connections Provide numerous connections between the local and regional trails and parks systems. Provide numerous connections between the local and regional trails and parks systems. Neighborhood Parks Meet neighborhood park needs with facilities designed in response to the unique needs of the neighborhood. Meet neighborhood park needs with facilities designed in response to the unique needs of the neighborhood. Athletic Fields Ensure that athletic facilities efficiently and effectively serve the needs of the community in concert with other providers such as the school district. Ensure that athletic facilities efficiently and effectively serve the needs of the community in concert with other providers such as the school district.

30 Urban Design New Residential Neighborhoods Design new neighborhoods to be attractive, walkable, and interesting, with good streetscaping, site planning, architecture, signage, and lighting. Design new neighborhoods to be attractive, walkable, and interesting, with good streetscaping, site planning, architecture, signage, and lighting. Established Residential Neighborhoods Require infill and redevelopment buildings to be designed with sensitivity to their context, including land use type, building height, bulk and placement, architectural details, parking, landscaping and lighting. Require infill and redevelopment buildings to be designed with sensitivity to their context, including land use type, building height, bulk and placement, architectural details, parking, landscaping and lighting. Concord Exchange & South Concord Implement the 2003 Concord/Gateway Master Development and Streetscaping Plan for Concord Exchange. Implement the 2003 Concord/Gateway Master Development and Streetscaping Plan for Concord Exchange. Explore new design standards for the South Concord corridor. Explore new design standards for the South Concord corridor. Southview and Marie Explore a mixture of uses into this area, decreasing parking standards or adding community parking lots, new streetscaping, better signage and wayfinding. Explore a mixture of uses into this area, decreasing parking standards or adding community parking lots, new streetscaping, better signage and wayfinding. Explore new streetscaping on Wentworth/15 th Avenues compatible with any new streetscaping on Southview and Marie to provide visual linkages from Highway 52 to this area. Explore new streetscaping on Wentworth/15 th Avenues compatible with any new streetscaping on Southview and Marie to provide visual linkages from Highway 52 to this area.

31 Urban Design Protect and Enhance Major Natural Features Steep slopes, ravines, floodplains, wetlands, and river edges. Steep slopes, ravines, floodplains, wetlands, and river edges. Business / Industrial Park Development Prepare and adopt design guidelines to ensure lasting value and a relatively high level of investment in exterior materials and site improvements. Prepare and adopt design guidelines to ensure lasting value and a relatively high level of investment in exterior materials and site improvements. Explore “green development” standards and their potential for inclusion into the design guidelines. Explore “green development” standards and their potential for inclusion into the design guidelines.Zoning Improve and apply the site design provisions of the zoning ordinance to gradually create more attractive industrial and commercial areas. Improve and apply the site design provisions of the zoning ordinance to gradually create more attractive industrial and commercial areas. Public Infrastructure Set a high standard for design for new public infrastructure including aesthetic treatments and streetscaping. Set a high standard for design for new public infrastructure including aesthetic treatments and streetscaping. Explore “green infrastructure” standards and their potential for inclusion in future infrastructure development. Explore “green infrastructure” standards and their potential for inclusion in future infrastructure development.

32 Urban Design Future Local Residential Streets Interconnect most streets where feasible. Require sidewalks. Interconnect most streets where feasible. Require sidewalks. Mixed-Use and Mixed-Use Development Support and encourage mixed-use development; in particular the Concord Exchange area may be ideal for mixed-use or multi-use design. Support and encourage mixed-use development; in particular the Concord Exchange area may be ideal for mixed-use or multi-use design.Signage Review signage standards and explore potential changes to the sign standards paying particular attention to the signage standards for the 494 Corridor which is the most highly visible area of the city. Review signage standards and explore potential changes to the sign standards paying particular attention to the signage standards for the 494 Corridor which is the most highly visible area of the city. 494 Corridor Prepare a plan and design guidelines for development along 494 with increased architectural design, landscaping, and use standards to provide a positive image of the city from 494. Prepare a plan and design guidelines for development along 494 with increased architectural design, landscaping, and use standards to provide a positive image of the city from 494.

33 Housing Rediscover SSP / Rehabilitation Loan Programs Continue working collaboratively with the HRA to improve the existing residential neighborhoods through the Rediscover SSP program for selective redevelopment with new homes and with rehabilitation loans to assist the revitalization of existing homes. Continue working collaboratively with the HRA to improve the existing residential neighborhoods through the Rediscover SSP program for selective redevelopment with new homes and with rehabilitation loans to assist the revitalization of existing homes. Affordable Housing Continue to work with the HRA, Dakota County CDA, MHFA, and Met Council to assist in meeting the City’s housing goals. Continue to work with the HRA, Dakota County CDA, MHFA, and Met Council to assist in meeting the City’s housing goals. Redevelopment, Remodeling, and Beautification Continue to support the redevelopment, remodeling, and beautification of existing residential areas which preserve the vitality of the City’s neighborhoods. Celebrate the most striking enhancements by honoring the owners with beautification awards. Continue to support the redevelopment, remodeling, and beautification of existing residential areas which preserve the vitality of the City’s neighborhoods. Celebrate the most striking enhancements by honoring the owners with beautification awards.

34 Housing Property Maintenance Continue to encourage preservation of the livability of existing residential neighborhoods by the City’s proactive graffiti abatement and code enforcement programs. Continue to encourage preservation of the livability of existing residential neighborhoods by the City’s proactive graffiti abatement and code enforcement programs. Residential Design and Streetscape Standards Explore revising residential design and streetscape standards for development of new residential neighborhoods and redevelopment of existing residential neighborhoods. Explore revising residential design and streetscape standards for development of new residential neighborhoods and redevelopment of existing residential neighborhoods. Rental Properties Continue to encourage responsible property ownership, including the maintenance of rental properties. Explore ways the City can assist rental properties to achieve the goals of well maintained properties. Continue to encourage responsible property ownership, including the maintenance of rental properties. Explore ways the City can assist rental properties to achieve the goals of well maintained properties.

35 Historic Preservation Protection Develop a Historic Preservation Plan to protect significant historical and architectural properties and districts. Develop a Historic Preservation Plan to protect significant historical and architectural properties and districts. Preservation Planning Integrate preservation planning into all relevant aspects of comprehensive planning in South St. Paul, including land use, zoning, housing, parks and trails, and transportation. Integrate preservation planning into all relevant aspects of comprehensive planning in South St. Paul, including land use, zoning, housing, parks and trails, and transportation.Identification Historical, architectural, cultural, and archaeological resource survey data shall be collected, reviewed, and evaluated regularly. Historical, architectural, cultural, and archaeological resource survey data shall be collected, reviewed, and evaluated regularly. Public Education Encourage preservation by public education and design review for proposed exterior changes. Encourage preservation by public education and design review for proposed exterior changes. Public Works Encourage conservation and enhancement of traditional streetscapes, historic parks, and landscapes throughout SSP by historically sensitive Public Works. Encourage conservation and enhancement of traditional streetscapes, historic parks, and landscapes throughout SSP by historically sensitive Public Works.

36 Water and Natural Resources Protections Protect wetlands, floodplains, shoreland, ravines, bluffs and slopes in excess of percent, through zoning and subdivision regulations. Protect wetlands, floodplains, shoreland, ravines, bluffs and slopes in excess of percent, through zoning and subdivision regulations. Riparian Open Space Continue to work with private developers to set aside or dedicate land along the Mississippi River, ponds, and wetlands for natural open space. Extending the public greenway along the river is a high priority. Continue to work with private developers to set aside or dedicate land along the Mississippi River, ponds, and wetlands for natural open space. Extending the public greenway along the river is a high priority. Danner Site The City is committed to an area of natural resources on this site east of Hardman Avenue and south of 494, spanning from the Mississippi River west for 300 feet. The City is committed to an area of natural resources on this site east of Hardman Avenue and south of 494, spanning from the Mississippi River west for 300 feet. Integrate Water and other Natural Resources with Parks Strive to integrate planning to protect, preserve, and enhance water and natural resources with City parks where it is possible and feasible. Strive to integrate planning to protect, preserve, and enhance water and natural resources with City parks where it is possible and feasible.

37 Metropolitan Council Projections PopulationHouseholdsEmployment ,1977,9145, ,1678,1237, ,9008,3008, ,0008,6008, ,7009,0008,500

38 Comments on the Projections The metropolitan area will continue to grow; they project that the population will grow by an additional one million people by Generally the City’s population will gradually increase slightly while employment will increase slightly more. (More commuters coming to the city to work every day and then leaving every night) (More commuters coming to the city to work every day and then leaving every night) At the same time the projected household size will decrease: More single person households More single person households More single parents living with children, etc. More single parents living with children, etc.

39 Comments on the Projections The age of the population will increase, with larger number of senior citizen residents, additionally there will be a more diverse population. With increasing population age, it is anticipated that people will work longer. What services will they need? What services will they need? What is the impact on transportation and development? What is the impact on transportation and development? The more diverse population may present new challenges to the City, schools, and businesses as they may need to revisit how they deliver services. What services will they need? (ESL, etc.) What services will they need? (ESL, etc.) Impact on transportation and development? Impact on transportation and development? Generally project more demand for alternative transportation and walkability.

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