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The Siriano Real Estate office, at 914 Main St. in St. Joseph, is pictured Tuesday. The St. Joseph City Commission has approved the first reading of an amendment to an ordinance to allow houses along Main Street to be rezoned from commercial business to residential.

ST. JOSEPH — In recent years, the city of St. Joseph has seen an increased demand for residential rental units and a decreased need for small commercial office space.

The St. Joseph City Commission on Monday approved the first reading of a zoning ordinance amendment to address both.

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