The eighth annual Blooming Saint Paul Awards ceremony handed out twenty awards celebrating gardens in the public realm, landmark trees, and public art volunteers. St. Anthony Park resident Susan Warde won a Silver Award in the residential category.
Are you interested in serving on our Board of Directors? Meetings are the second Thursday of every month. In addition, Board members serve on a committee. It's a great opportunity to connect with other neighborhood members, know what's going on in the neighborhood, and work on locally focussed projects. You can download the application here.
The City of Saint Paul is conducting an assessment process as part of helping to find new ways to address barriers to participation and to capture the recyclable and compostable materials that still remain in the trash. The City will gather input from the community and key stakeholders regarding recycling and waste management services (recycling, composting, bulky waste, litter and garbage issues). The information gathered through this process will help determine program initiatives and services for the next decade.
One of the assessment tools being used is an online comment tool, Open Saint Paul. The City would like to hear your ideas about what would make recycling more materials easier for you, and what, if anything prevents you from recycling? To comment on this topic, visit their website.
The City of Saint Paul is holding a photo competition open to all amateur and professional photographers. The city seeks great photos of Saint Paul street elements such as sidewalks, benches, public art, crosswalks, bike racks, etc. with people using and enjoying them. Winning photos will be published in the Saint Paul Street Design Manual to illustrate street elements and amenities in Saint Paul. An informational session will be held 10am-12pm on Wednesday, January 30th in the large conference room in the 13th floor of the City Hall Annex (25 W. Fourth Street) to describe contest requirements.
Example images and additional information on the competition will be posted soon on the project website.
Below find a list of documents pertaining to the reconstruction of Raymond Ave.
Relevant links, data, and documentation:
- References to mobility enhancement zone (p. 13), existing inhospitable ped. conditions north of University (p. 18), Raymond as a key open space connection (p. 25), Raymond as a bike route with proposed streetscape improvements (p. 39), and key bike crossing at Raymond and Territorial (p. 39 and 40).
- Raymond identified as a regional north-south bikeway (p. 8), bike parking demand forecasts for Raymond LRT station (p. 14), Raymond recommended as a site for secure bike storage due to its regional significance (p. 16), Pelham/Raymond Avenue bikeway identified as a critical part of the Grand Rounds and are prioritized for improvements (p. 23), West Midway identified as a priority area to improve and add sidewalks (p. 28).
We would like to congratulate Kristal Leebrick, Alice Duggan and Scott Hamilton for being chosen as the 2013 honorees from District 12/St. Anthony Park. We will be celebrating their contributions along with people from all the other neighborhoods in St. Paul at the Honor Roll Dinner, Friday, Jan 25.
Introductions, approve agenda and minutes
Walkability Survey presentation and Friendly Streets Initiative update (Anne White, DCC; Michael Jon Olson, HMC)
Moving forward with parking solutions – who should be at the table
Updates/Info- Raymond Reconstruction, industrial area sidewalks, DC Coop, TTASAP interest groups, other
All are welcome to attend and converse.
Bakers, bankers and barbers. If you need one along the Central Corridor LRT line, there is a guide now for finding them and other businesses. An online business directory is the latest product of the $1.2 million “On the Green Line” marketing campaign started this summer by the Metropolitan Council.
The directory can be found at http://onthegreenline.com/businesses. Businesses are arranged by type and in 10 zones. The campaign, which has featured billboard and bus side ads, will continue throughout 2013 featuring the unique and diverse mix of businesses and restaurants.
ST. PAUL – Dec. 14, 2012 – Two public hearings will be held Jan. 10, 2013, to take testimony on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) reviewing construction-related potential impacts on business revenues along the Central Corridor LRT.
The meetings are scheduled for 8 a.m. at Model Cities, 849 University Ave. W., in St. Paul and at 6 p.m. at Goodwill/Easter Seals, 553 Fairview Ave. N., in St. Paul. Met Council members, Central Corridor LRT Project office staff and Federal Transit Administration staff will attend. Individuals’ comments will be recorded so their testimony can become part of the record.
The Supplemental Draft EIS will be available for 45 days for public review and comment. The Metropolitan Council and the Federal Transit Administration will respond to all comments as part of the Supplemental Final EIS, which will be published in the spring.
People with special needs should contact community outreach coordinator Shoua Lee for reasonable accommodations at the hearings. Her contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-602-1014.
Artists of any level, experience or discipline -- who live, work or have a personal investment in the 6 Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) neighborhoods in St Paul -- are invited to a complimentary training on placemaking and cross-sector collaboration. Use your creative talents to have an impact on your neighborhood, your local businesses, and the light rail corridor. After completing the training, artists will be eligible to apply for collaborative placemaking project support through a simple and speedy application process.
The Snelling Avenue Multi-Modal Transportation Plan is near completion. Draft Recommendations to meet project goals for the Snelling Avenue study include:
- Improved pedestrian and bicycle connections to and across Snelling Avenue
- Improved accessibility
- Bike lanes over I-94 and over the railroads on Snelling Avenue
- Bike lanes on parallel streets
You can view the recommendations and send in your comments by December 14 through the Department of Transportation's website.
The following information is posted on behalf of the volunteers who organize the annual progressive dinner.
Please join your neighbors on Saturday, February 23th for the annual St. Anthony Park Progressive Dinner. It’s a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, enjoy a special meal, and have great conversations! Come alone or come with a friend! The event starts at the Methodist Church at Como and Hillside for appetizers. At that time, you will receive your schedule for the evening.
- 5:30 - 6:20 Appetizers at the Methodist Church
- 6:30 - 7:15 Salad and Bread
- 7:30 - 8:30 Main Course
- 8:45 - 9:45 Dessert and Coffee
The event is free but you must register to participate. Please download the registration form (attachment below) in either a Microsoft Word or PDF format. Follow instructions on the form to return via e-mail back or US Post so that your participation can be coordinated. Registration forms are due no later than February 15.
We hope to see you there! This is truly one of those great community builders that set this neighborhood apart.
Again this year, each of the 15 Saint Paul fire stations is a drop-off location to donate unwrapped toys for the annual Toys-For-Tots campaign. Just stop by with your donation, meet the firefighters and paramedics that serve you, have your blood pressure checked and learn how to sign up for the Project Safe Haven home self inspection program where you can receive free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home. See that attached release for more details and for the fire station location nearest you.
1.5 billion beverage bottles are purchased each year in Minnesota. 15,000 will be purchased during the 5 minutes it takes to read this article.
With these kinds of numbers, you can understand why our everyday choices about beverage bottles add up. The small decision to use a reusable bottle filled with tap water, instead of a single-use water bottle that is tossed in the garbage, will reduce energy consumption by 85% and greenhouse gases by 79%.
Could Minnesota eliminate plastic bottles from our trash? Yes. Here is how you can do it, and help others do it too: