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Equitable Development Scorecard


What is it?

The Equitable Development Scorecard (click here to view the scorecard DRAFT) outlines our neighborhood's priorities, goals, and values. The community will score each development proposal, to ensure that it aligns with our goals. Which are: affordable housing, local jobs, and a healthy, safe, and equitable neighborhood. YOUR values and priorities will be reflected in this community document. 

Why is it important?

The West Side neighborhood has historically been disinvested in and our voices have not been heard (click here for proof). The Scorecard will be used to ensure that any development that comes to the West Side BENEFITS you and our neighborhood

How will it be used?

The Scorecard will be added to our District Council 10 Year Plan at City Hall and as a Small Area Plan for the West Side. Any developer who files a development proposal for our area will have to answer the questions laid out in the scorecard to be scored and then work with the community to ensure their development plans fit with our values & priorities for our neighborhood. 

A Draft of the Scorecard is Out for Community Review!

Check out the most recent draft here!This draft was published June 22, 2018. Community engagement regarding this draft will take place through the summer. Please click here to review the scorecard draft and provide feedback, or email bahiehh@wsco.org.  Please list your zip code of residence and any affiliations in your email.  There will be scorecard feedback outreach at community events throughout the summer, so keep an eye out!

View the (older) second draft of the Scorecard here.  The first draft was created in early March 2018. This second draft was adapted and approved by the board of WSCO in May of 2018. 

Want to get involved? Contact WSCO at info@wsco.org

Timeline for scorecard: 

Click here for older Timelines

Updated Timeline:



Scorecard in the News:

4/10/2018 - MINNPOST - How one St. Paul community is using an equity scorecard to direct neighborhood change


Previous Work: 

West Side: Action to Equity
Videos of West Side: Action to Equity Sessions
West Side Youth Voices: Land Use & Planning


West Side Action to Equity Series Videos: