Community Development Department
To protect public health, safety and welfare by ensuring that land use and buildings meet applicable city codes, regional goals and state and Federal laws. The department will guide future growth and construction in the city that enhances economic development while conserving natural resources in accordance with the goals and policies of the Maplewood Comprehensive Plan.
2018 Community Development Annual Report
Community Development Department staff has created an annual report to illustrate how the board and commissions and staff work together to ensure the quality development of Maplewood. This includes reviews done by the Community Design Review Board, Environmental and Natural Resources Commission, Housing and Economic Development Commission and the Planning Commission.
Click here to view the 2018 Community Development Annual Report
Click here to view the 2017 Annual Report
2018 Business Engagement Report
In 2018, Maplewood partnered with the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce to conduct a business engagement program in order to reach out to the business community. The 23 visits allowed the City and Chamber to gather a set of data that will prove useful in future policy and planning conversations, but there was also an opportunity to thank businesses for investing in the City of Maplewood.
So review the findings and learn more about this effort, click here to view the 2018 Business Engagement Report.
Michael Martin, AICPEconomic Development CoordinatorPhone: (651) 249-2303Michael Martin is the Economic Development Coordinator for the city of Maplewood and the staff liaison for the city's Planning Commission, Housing and Economic Development Commission and Community Design Review Board. Mr. Martin has a masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He is a certified Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners.