Share your feedback: Proposed Robert St. lane changes
Starting in early June, MnDOT plans to micro-surface and restripe stretches of Robert St., with the goal of changing the number of lanes in certain areas from five and four lanes to three lanes, to improve overall safety. The proposed lane changes on Robert St. would occur just south of Plato Blvd. in St. Paul to the intersection at Cesar Chavez St.
This blog post summarizes City Website information and documents - Click here for City Site
RM Zoning Study
The Saint Paul City Council will hold a public hearing on text amendments to Saint Paul’s Zoning Code regarding the RM1, RM2, and RM3 Multiple-Family Residential Districts on Wednesday, September 2nd, (was August 26), 2020 at 3:30 p.m. A summary of the amendments starts on the second page of this notice. Additional materials can be viewed at;
The chair of the Planning Commission has determined that it is not practical nor prudent for the Planning Commission to meet in-person or pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.02. In light of the COVID-19 health pandemic, it is not feasible for any member of Planning Commission to be present at the regular location, and all members of the Planning Commission will attend the May 1 meeting by telephone or other electronic means. It is also not feasible for members of the public to attend the meeting at its regular location due to the health pandemic and emergency. Accordingly, no meeting will be held in City Hall at 15 W. Kellogg Boulevard in the City of Saint Paul. Members of the public may monitor this meeting remotely the following way: Join by phone (choose one):
(651) 267-3988 meeting code 2570450#
(651) 266-5758 meeting code 2570450#
(651) 266-5767 meeting code 2570450#
Donate Today! The West Side Solidarity Fund: Emergency Relief for Tenants is a grassroots fundraising effort to provide economic relief for renters in Saint Paul, MN's West Side Neighborhood (zip code 55107) who are otherwise unable to access state/federal resources due to immigration status and for low-wage renters who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From City Postcard to affected Residents
“WHAT TO EXPECT DURING SEWER REHABILITATION”
CITY OF ST PAUL SEWER LINING PROJECT
Spring Thru Fall 2020
The City of St Paul needs to rehabilitate the sanitary sewer that serves your property. Instead of digging up the street and installing a new sewer pipe, the sewer will be repaired by installing a pipe liner within the existing sewer. There is no assessment to property owners for this work. The cost of this work is funded by your sewer usage fees.
City Council Ward 2 – Sewer Rehab Work Locations
On Street - East Stevens
From Street - Robert
To Street - State
St. Paul Parks and Recreation Project Updates
Two projects on the West Side are continuing improvements. The Cherokee Regional Park will continue a connecting trail addition and the Ohio Street curve will receive new lighting this spring. A presentation was made at our March West Side Voices Forum.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation - Presented by Brett Hussong
Cherokee Regional Parks Trail Connection
- Connects regional trail (that follows bluff) to the facilities (bathroom and drinking fountains
- Received $300,000 to construct trail
- Question about adding concessions/ food trucks/ vending
- Question about who the trail will serve, will it increase equity of parks?
- There isn’t an answer, they don’t know who it will serve
- Comment that a path is helpful for ADA and elderly folks
Ohio Street Lighting System
- 12 lantern style lights going in from Isabel to Plato, planned to be installed in April. Trail will be closed for about a week to do work. New LED lights.
- Will send out warning about when the trail will close, put signs up a week in advance.
POSTPONED To the FALL OF 2020
CNU UPDATE: Due to the various recommendations for shelter-in-place and restrictions on non-essential travel related to the outbreak of COVID-19, the CNU 28.Twin Cities Legacy Projects have been postponed. New dates will be announced once regular business travel has resumed.
Each year, in conjunction with its annual Congress, CNU (the Congress for the New Urbanism) invites municipalities and neighborhood organizations within the Congress's host region to apply for pro-bono technical assistance from leading urban design firms. Each expert-led Congress Legacy Project is aimed at empowering local leaders, advocates, and residents in underserved communities to implement New Urbanist principles that help people and businesses in their communities thrive. Through public engagement and collaboration, CNU’s Legacy Projects strive to demonstrate the power of great urban design beyond the boundaries of each selected community, and targeted communities experience both short-term progress and long-lasting momentum.
The West Side was selected as one of the few recipients of a legacy project. This means, all eyes will be on the West Side from a national standpoint!
Join us at 88 Cesar Chavez - 6 - 9 PM on date TBA to participate in the community discussion. Discussion continues 9 AM to 9 PM on Dates TBA, same location.
The City of Saint Paul is working on a Request for Proposals (RFP) for future development on the city-owned "Fox Lots" at 149 and 171 Robert St South on the West Side Flats. An RPF asks interested developers to send their plans of what they would build if the city were to sell them the lots. Currently the City is asking for the suggestions, priorities and general feedback for what the West Side community would like to see built here. City staff will use community feedback to craft the guidelines of the RFP.
3/18/20 - City Council passes Amended West Side Community Plan - Link to City site.
68 RES PH 20-26 Amending the West Side Community Plan to add the WSCO Equitable
Development Scorecard as an appendix.
Yea: Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali
and Councilmember Yang
The first Public Hearing on the amended West Side Community Plan to add the Equitable Development Scorecard, will be December 6th, 8:30 AM Room 40 City Hall (basement) - Click Here for details.