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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.
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)
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.
Chair: Lieutenant governor
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