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Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board

Also known as:
Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Commission
Active dates:1967-

Responsible for architecture, urban design, and comprehensive land-use planning in the capitol area of St. Paul; exercises zoning and design review authority and oversees redevelopment of the north capitol area.

Preceded by:
Capitol Approaches Commission

The 1967 law establishing the CAAPB was originally codified as Minn. Stat. 15.50; the statute was renumbered in 2003.

"The Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board (CAAPB) - then a Commission - was established by the 1967 Legislature. One of the CAAPB's statutory responsibilities is to prepare a comprehensive use plan for the Capitol Area. In 1974, legislation was enacted to require the CAAPB to prepare and submit biennial reports to the Legislature and the Governor on the status of implementation of the comprehensive plan together with a program for capital improvements and site development. The CAAPB is entering its 44th year in 2011." (Biennial report, 2010-2011)

Related to:
Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board Advisory Committee

As of 2011, the Board is comprised of 12 members: the governor appoints 4 members, mayor of St. Paul appoints 3 members with confirmation by the city council, 2 senators and 2 representative, and the lieutenant governor.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Agency heads:

Chair: Lieutenant governor

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Lt. Governor Flanagan announces appointments to Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board Advisory Task Forces. Governor Walz's Website, 10/15/2020.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1967-2020.
Record last updated: 10/30/2019

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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