Over the next five years, the West Side will see millions of dollars in private development and public investment projects. Nearly a thousand new housing units are planned. Thousands of square feet of new commercial space. New streets and trails. New parks and playgrounds. After decades of disinvestment and neglect, many West Siders are hopeful about this new chapter. And yet, the threat of gentrification looms large.
WSCO wants to thank you for coming out and marching with us and TakeAction MN on Saturday. It was POWERFUL seeing all of you out in the streets marching, standing, and supporting out our immigrant and refugee community as well as elevating issues of racial, social, and economic injustices seen and experienced on the West Side. Your love and commitment to your community is inspirational and this march through the West Side demonstrated the power that this community carries.
August 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Riverview Library (1 East George Street), located on Saint Paul’s West Side, is holding a 100th birthday block party in front of the building on George Street on Saturday, August 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Bring the family for music, activities, and cake!