The Fort Road Federation serves as the district council and community development corporation for Saint Paul's 9th District, the West 7th St neighborhood.
A West End Neighbors’ Garden Party!
June 25, 2016
3 to 8 p.m.
This year, 2016, West End neighbors celebrate the last eight years’ successful yard and garden tours. There will be a plant sale, a garden art sale, a children’s potting table and coloring contest, and Summit’s array of beers and root beer! Peeps Hot Box and Signature Café on Wheels will bring their menus. More...
This is a family-friendly event is unlike other "Oktoberfest" festivals. Instead, it is focused on celebrating German culture through food, music, dance, art, education and other activities. Featuring a family zone, food trucks, live entertainment and Dachshund races, and more! Visit the GermanFest website for more information.
Spring and Sherman Streets Sewer Project
This summer the St. Paul Public Works Sewer Utility is rehabilitating the Sherman sanitary sewage lift station and forcemain located at the intersection of Spring and Sherman Streets. The Sherman Lift station serves over 160-acres of commercial, industrial, and residential properties; including Upper Landing, District Energy, Science Museum, and portions of Irvine Park neighborhood.
The project is to be substantially completed before October 31, 2016. Timing of the landscaping restoration work is dependent on project start, and may need to occur in the spring of 2017. Click here to see a map of the project location. A more detailed construction schedule will be communicated later in May or June. More...
35E Bridge Repair
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled bridge repair at three locations along 35E that will impact the West 7th Street neighborhood. Work is scheduled for June 6, 2016 through September 7, 2016. Repair work will occur at 35E at Ramsey St./Grand Ave., East Grand Ave., St Clair Ave. and Randolph Ave. west of downtown St. Paul. The work will provide smoother bridge surfaces and extends service life of roadway, bridges and drainage systems. More...
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
Opportunity discovered at old St. Paul movie theater
Posted 3/17/2016 by the StarTribue
It’s been nearly 60 years since anyone paid an admission to be entertained at the movie theater at 929 7th St. W. in St. Paul. The long-vacant, 100-year-old building once housed the Garden Theater. As recently as four months ago, it was targeted by the city for condemnation and demolition. More...
Renovated Palace Community Center a New Nexus of Neighborhood Activity
Posted on 2/2/2016 by The Line
In the 1970s, the Palace Community Center in the West 7th area of downtown St. Paul was “a very popular place,” recalls Christopher Stark, architect for the St. Paul Department of Parks & Recreation. “But it was also very heavy and dark and closed in, without any windows, like a lot of community buildings of the era.” More...
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...
40 Years of Historic Preservation
Check out this new video from the City of Saint Paul.
May 13, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FRF Park Committee Selects New Name - Quarry Farm Park
“Quarry Farm Park” has been selected for the name of the overall park, reflecting its history as both a quarry and a farm. Some of the places inside Quarry Farm Park have been named as well, including:
Main overlook: Bald Eagle Overlook
Foundations bins: Stockman’s Rest
Downhill Path: Ferry Hill Road
Path from Shepard: Old Fort Road
South Pond: Shrub Carr Pond
Birding Area: Darwin Downs
The main name change will go before the City Council, the internal ones are or the Parks Department to approve.
Visit their park webpage for more information.
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.
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