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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A requested zone change in a Rochester neighborhood for a proposed housing project has been turned down by a city commission.

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-2 against the request during its Wednesday evening meeting.

The vote came after the commission heard lengthy testimony, some from neighbors who are opposed to the project.

The request for the zone change came from Ben Kall, who is a member of the commission. He did not take part in the discussion or vote.


Kall has been working on a project that would be located on the west side of 14th Ave SW, about two blocks south of the St Marys Hospital campus. The site is also a block east of Folwell School. Kall has been looking at a multi-family attached rowhouse development on the site.

Staff recommended approval of the zone change.

The commission’s recommendation will next be taken up by the City Council.

News update:  Another pedestrian has been killed in Plymouth.

Your Work Is Cut Out For You Here - $150,000 Fixer Upper in Rochester, Minnesota

We feature a lot of fancy dream homes on this site, and I think it's OK to feature homes that real people can afford without paying a huge mortgage. Perfect for everyone? Nope...but for the right family, this will be a chance to dream big and have a mortgage possibly under $1,000/month.

PS - Not ripping on realtors, homebuilders, etc. They play an important role in our community. The housing crisis is what it is.


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