We had great attendance at the Small Plot Gardening 101 workshop this past Saturday, and wanted to share the great resources with the larger community. Nick Jordan's powerpoint presentation is attached, and links to other resources are below. If you have further resources you'd like to share, please send the link to email@example.com.
In anticipation of the new light rail line, Metro Transit is reviewing bus service to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. The Central Corridor Transit Service Study will look at development projects and other plans to ensure that transit service meets needs now and in the future. Learn more about the study here, and take a survey to provide your input on needed transit connections.
Construction may be nearly completed in St. Anthony Park, but it's just beginning on the Eastern segment of University and on our Minneapolis border. Check out these tips from the District Councils Collaborative to share info with your neighbors.
Online registration for the Midway Local Food Hub is now open! Becoming a member gives you access to seeds and seedlings for your garden, gardening workshop, a fantastic community, and more. Membership dues start at $10 and scholarships are available. Print applications in English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish will be available soon.
St. Paul needs good ways to walk to light rail! Now is the time to begin building momentum for sidewalk and street improvements around the light rail corridor. The Walkability Survey focuses on walks from neighborhood locations to future LRT stations. Everyone is encouraged to walk the route and fill out a survey so that we know what improvements need to be made so each walk to the station is safe, accessible and enjoyable.
Metro Transit will host four public meetings in February and March to share results and from a study of 11 high-demand travel corridors for new “rapid bus” service.
Rapid bus service, also known as Arterial Bus Rapid Transit, will improve travel speed, increase reliability, enhance the quality of the ride and create faster connections on major arterial roadways. The service concept eliminates trip delays by stopping less frequently, speeding boarding times and incorporating technology that reduces time spent waiting at traffic lights.
The St. Paul Police Western Division will be offering home security and personal safety trainings:
- Tuesday, March 27th: Home security and personal safety
- Tuesday, June 26: Home Security
- Wednesday, June 27: Personal Safety
- Wednesday, September 26: Home Security
- Wednesday, September 27 Personal Safety
Starling is an exciting project happening in the South St. Anthony Creative Enterprise Zone. Check out the article about it.
The City of Saint Paul has announced a $250,000 year long streetcar study, which will explore the viability of adding streetcars to the existing Central Corridor multi-modal system. The study will explore economic and social benefits, as well as ridership and cost.
It’s not to late to get a 0% interest deferred loan to replace your furnace or boiler and/or add insulation to your home. The Saint Paul Energy Smart Homes loan program is coming to a close, but funds are still available. Here are the details:
- Loans up to $6,500 for Saint Paul homeowners
- Available for insulation and furnace/boiler replacement
- No monthly payments and no interest
- Loan is due in 30 years or upon sale of property
- No income limits, but income affects termsLoan availability is first-come, first-served
Energy Smart Homes is made possible by the City of Saint Paul with a grant from the US Department of Energy; through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA).
According to the latest census data, there are approximately 3750 people living in North St. Anthony (north of Energy Park Drive) and approximately 3038 living in South St. Anthony. Numbers aren't exact because some of the block data didn't quite fit our boundaries. For more information, go to Minnesota Compass.
You should do it. That project, business, event, experiment. Maybe it exists already, maybe it almost does. But the answer is yes, and – if you need space to get started, and you’re not looking for a long-term lease – we know where you should incubate that idea. Put aside anything you’ve thought about where you might do it. If you’re looking for inexpensive, flexible, accessible space, and visibility isn’t a bad thing, here’s our suggestion: