The Fort Road Federation serves as the district council and community development corporation for Saint Paul's 9th District, the West 7th St neighborhood.
Creative Community Engagement Strategies
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Summit Brewing Company
You are invited to the Saint Paul Healthy Transportation for All's session on Creative Community Engagement Strategies. Interact with demonstrations of creative engagement strategies, hear short presentations by a panel of community engagement experts, and have your questions answered.Join us for Food, Beer, Q/A, and conversation about creative community engagement strategies for our community! Click here to RSVP or for more information.
Michigan and Duke St Sanitary Repair
The City of Saint Paul is informing local residents that a sanitary sandrock tunnel near the intersection of Michigan and Duke is in need of immediate repair. The tunnel repairs are to be completed by ECI, a contractor working for the Sewer Utility.
Beginning the 1st week of February ECI will employ temporary street intersection closures (daytime only) at the intersections of Michigan & Duke; and Michigan & Colborne. This will allow ECI to mobilize and access the tunnel such that tunnel repairs can be comleted. The tunnel repairs are anticipated to be completed by early March of 2016. Click here for more information or here for a map of the project location.
FRF Park Committee Selects New Name - Quarry Farm Park
The committee that is proposing names for Victoria Park has come up with names for the park and some of the places in it. They have selected “Quarry Farm Park” 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 bluff overlook: Bald Eagle Overlook
• Foundations/quarry 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.
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.
The committee of the Fort Road Federation charged with the renaming, sought suggestions from the neighborhood. The goal was for the overall name of the park to be an encompassing phrase, names of features (such as ponds, trails, etc.) or amenities (like picnic area, playgrounds, gardens) would be more specific. .
For questions or comments, contact the Fort Road Federation at email@example.com.
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
February 8, 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
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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