The Fort Road Federation serves as the district council and community development corporation for Saint Paul's 9th District, the West 7th St neighborhood.
Help the Federation Name a New Park!
Victoria Park is a 35 acre site between Montreal Way, Adrian St., S. Victoria and the river bluff. The park will have a number of features and amenities including open space, trails, three wetland areas, an amphitheater, picnic areas, rest area and native prairie plantings.
A committee of the Fort Road Federation will be renaming the park along with the features and amenities located within the park and is seeking suggestions from the neighborhood.
The overall name of the park should be an encompassing phrase, names of features (such as ponds, trails, etc.) or amenities (like picnic area, playgrounds, gardens) can be more specific. Suggestions should speak to the geographical and historical characteristics of the area.
Click here to submit your ideas online, send your ideas via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to West Seventh/Fort Road Federation, 974 West 7th St 55102.
City to hold public hearing regarding congregate living facilities
The hearing is on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in Room 40 of the City Hall/Courthouse at 15 West Kellogg Blvd.
The Saint Paul Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on draft Zoning Code amendments pertaining to congregate living facilities. Congregate living facilities include community residential facilities, transitional housing, emergency housing, sober houses, assisted living, nursing homes, roominghouses, and dormitories, among other categories. Click here for a summary.
2018 High Bridge Maintenance Project
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is planning future improvements to Smith Avenue and Dodd Road—Highway 149—in St. Paul, West St. Paul and Mendota Heights, including resurfacing the High Bridge. More...
Highbridge Video Tour
Take a video ride along with a couple of Minnesota Department of Transportation bridge inspectors and get a view of the St. Paul High Bridge that few folks ever get to see on the MnDOT Facebook page. Find out details about future improvements to the bridge at http://bit.ly/1Jie1w
In the News
W. 7th Street: New era for an old boulevard
Posted on 7/12/2015 by the Star Tribune
Joy Benn crafts her lampwork beads in a studio in northeast Minneapolis, recently named the country’s best arts district. But she lives at the Schmidt Artist Lofts along St. Paul’s W. 7th Street, another area fast becoming known as a hot spot to live and work. “It’s super convenient to downtown, and I love being so close to the river,” Benn said. “I love the neighborhood bars. There are so many unique little places.” More...
transforming st. paul's west 7th into a vibrant, urban life/work/play corridor
Posted 6/30/2015 by The Line
For years, drivers using West 7th Street to get into downtown St. Paul or out to the MSP’s International Airport passed a hulking old industrial complex near the James Avenue intersection: the abandoned Schmidt Brewery property. More...
January 11, 2016, 7 p.m.
Fort Road Federation Office
974 West 7th Street
The Fort Road Federation's Board of Directors meets the 2nd Monday of each month to discuss issues and events that impact the community. Meetings are open to the public. For more information: 651-298-5599 or email@example.com
The Riverview Corridor study _focuses on identifying opportunities to improve mobility and enhance development between downtown St. Paul to MSP International Airport and the Mall of America. Help shape the corridor vision by providing input on transit needs. Click here for more information.
High Bridge Print For Sale
“Linking Up,” 1987 by George Pfeifer, is a nostalgic look at the Saint Paul's riverfront. Available in a 15" x 22" print for $25.00. Click here to order your copy.
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