The City of South St. Paul has released a Request for Proposal and is seeking a qualified consultant to assist with an update of the North Concord Mixed-Use (NCMU) zoning district, 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. This is a corridor that the City has identified as being a major redevelopment opportunity. The current NCMU zoning standards were implemented in 2004 and were developed by copying the form-based zoning rules of an existing mixed-use district located elsewhere in the city. 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.
The selected consultant will assist the City with two goals:
- Developing a cohesive vision regarding redevelopment goals and aesthetics along Concord Street North
- Implementing that vision by updating the North Concord Mixed-Use (NCMU) zoning district via an ordinance amendment.
This project is being funded by a grant from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, Minnesota Department of Health, and the Dakota County Public Health Department. Proposals are due at NOON on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021. Any questions should be directed to City Planner Michael Healy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-554-3217.
The request for proposal can be found here.