Victoria Crossing West Mall & Bruegger's Bagels Zoning Decisions Held Over; Neighborhood Meeting Scheduled

The Summit Hill Association/District 16 Zoning & Land Use Committee will hold a neighborhood meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30–8:45 pm at the Linwood Rec Center, to hear discussions and make recommendations on three matters:

  1. 880 Goodrich Lot Split (residential)
    The applicant is proposing to split the 100’ x 150’ lot into two lots. One will be vacant and consist of Lot Four (4). The other will contain the current dwelling and consist of Lot Five (5) and east one-half (E 1/2) of Lot Six (6) of Haldeman’s Addition. The homeowner has no plans to develop the vacant lot, but will be selling the property due to the death of the homeowner’s spouse. Link pending.

  2. Victoria Crossing West Mall Signage Variance Request
    Charles Bohrer–Escom Properties had requested a variance to install additional signage at Victoria Crossing West Mall located at 867 Grand Ave. Full details are available here.

  3. Bruegger’s Bagels Parking Variance Review
    The existing parking variance granted in 1991 to Bruegger’s Bagels, located at 800 Grand Avenue, is under review by the Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals. Full details are available here.

On Monday, September 23, the Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals decided to hold-over decisions on Bruegger’s Bagels and Victoria West until the October 7 meeting to allow time for a neighborhood meeting on these matters. Based on discussion and analysis at the neighborhood meeting, the ZLU committee may submit a recommendation to the BZA. However, the final decision will be made by the BZA at the October 7 meeting.

Due to the large anticipated interest in these matters, speaking time at the neighborhood meeting on October 3 may be limited. Additional meeting policies may apply.

All those interested in these matters are encouraged to submit their comments to SHA in advance of the meeting, by 5:00pm on Wed., Oct. 2, so that the comments may be circulated to the committee members prior to the meeting.

Neighbors are also encouraged to submit their comments to the appropriate City departments.

Denise Aldrich