North Concord Mixed Use (NCMU) Zoning District Update
The City of South St. Paul, with support from Michael Lamb Consulting LLC, has launched a project to update the zoning rules for the North Concord Mixed-Use (NCMU) district. This is a commercial/residential zoning district that is in place primarily along Concord Street North between Grand Avenue and the City’s northern border with Saint Paul. NCMU zoning is in place on all of the properties that are dark purple on the City’s zoning map.
The existing NCMU zoning rules were created in 2004 by copying the mixed-use zoning rules that were already in place on Concord Exchange. The current NCMU standards have proven to be unworkable on Concord Street North due to issues with parcel configuration, topography, and the costliness of the building and site design requirements. Currently, it is very difficult for most property owners on Concord Street North to improve their properties without going through a lengthy and complicated approval process and obtaining multiple variances.
The City wants to work with property owners to make this zoning district work better and be more business-friendly. A major goal of this update project is to make it easier for property owners to invest in their properties and make improvements to the corridor.
This page will be updated as the project progresses. Currently, you will find the following links on this project page: