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 email@example.com or by mail to West Seventh/Fort Road Federation, 974 West 7th St 55102.
2017 High Bridge Maintenance Project
Workshop for High Bridge, Highway 149 project in St. Paul set for Aug. 24
The public is invited to learn and provide input about future improvements to Smith Avenue and Dodd Road—Highway 149—in St. Paul, West St. Paul and Mendota Heights at a community workshop scheduled for Aug. 24. The workshop will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bad Weather Brewery, 414 West Seventh Street in St. Paul. 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...
Upper Mississippi Academy to Move to West 7th Street
Due to a growing student body and space constraints in its current home in Fort Snelling, effective July 1, 2015, Upper Mississippi Academy (UMA), a public charter school with a focus on experiential learning, will move to the former St. Francis de Sales school building located at 426 Osceola Ave. S. in St. Paul. The UMA community is thrilled to be moving into the West Seventh neighborhood and is looking forward to discovering the endless possibilities and partnerships there. More...
October 12, 2015, 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 (there is no meeting in August) to discuss issues and events that impact the community. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 651-298-5599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
City Wide Cleanup
The City of Saint Paul partners with local district councils to organize annual community cleanup events for residents to properly dispose of large refuse items, recycle materials not collected in the curbside program and share usable goods with others. The first event takes place May, 30 at Washington Technology Magnet High School. 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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