The Fort Road Federation serves as the district council and community development corporation for Saint Paul's 9th District, the West 7th St neighborhood.
Thinking of Running for the Federation Board?
Do you want to learn more about being on the board of directors for the West 7th/Fort Road Federation? Attend one of these information session at the Federation's office at 974 West 7th Street:
Monday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 am
Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 pm
Click here for more information!
West 7th Parking Study Open House
Join us for an interactive open house about the parking study currently underway for the West 7th Neighborhood between Downtown and St. Clair.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Bad Weather Brewing
414 W 7th Street
Find more information on our Facebook page.
What does an Improved West 7th Mean to You?
The Boards of the Fort Road Federation and the West 7th Business Association Joint Riverview Task Force invite you to a round table discussion regarding the operating principles of transit improvement in the West 7th Street corridor.
Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 pm
Palace Rec Center
78 Palace Avenue
Check out our Facebook event for more information.
Home Energy Survey
The City of Saint Paul is conducting an online survey of residents regarding energy to better understand better what concerns residents have about energy use in their homes, what resources you would find helpful, and what sources of information you most trust and value! Click here to begin.
Federation Planning Projects
This past fall the Fort Road Federation’s board of directors began developing two documents that will inform and guide how we can help achieve neighborhood goals.
The first is a new strategic plan for the organization. A strategic plan is a document that defines an organization’s goals and direction. The second is the Small Area Plan. The SAPs articulate a vision to guide growth and investment, provide a process for community engagement in setting priorities for the area, and guide the city in decision-making on a neighborhood level. Visit our Strategic Planning page for more information.
Explore the History and Evolution of West 7th Street
West Seventh is a very diverse area. Its buildings include some of the oldest in the city as well as some of the newest. Once an important industrial district and transportation hub, it is now largely residential and commercial. Its population has declined and evolved from the early twentieth century but remains home to a
mixture of middle and working class households.
In cooperation with Macalester College, the Fort Road Federation has created a new and interest look at the History of West 7th Street through a new neighborhood tour, demographic research on the people who have called West 7th Street home, and fascination "Spyglass" technology that let's the user look into a comparison from Old Fort Road to West 7th Street!
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 11, 2019, 7 p.m.
974 W 7th St.
The Federation's Board of Directors meet the 2nd Monday of each month to discuss issues and events that impact the community. Meetings are open to the public. Click here for past meeting minutes. For more information: 651-298-5599 or email@example.com
40 Years of Historic Preservation
Check out this new video from the City of Saint Paul.
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. A modern streetcar route along West 7th Street has been recommended as the draft locally preferred alternative or "LPA" for creating a new transit connection between downtown Saint Paul, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. Click here for more information.
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