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.
2019 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.
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.