The Fort Road Federation serves as the district council and community development corporation for Saint Paul's 9th District, the West 7th St neighborhood.
Our office has moved!
We are now located at 882 West 7th Street, Suite 6, Saint Paul, MN 55102. View directions to our new office.
Area 1 Parking Study
The parking study for Area 1, between Downtown and St. Clair, is complete. The study was commissioned by the City of St Paul in response to concerns that residents and businesses have raised about parking along the West 7th Street corridor.If you'd like to help move the big ideas forward to the next step, please email Emily with your interest. View the Parking Study
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!
Riverview Corridor Study
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. Learn more about the Riverview Corridor from Ramsey County.
October 14, 2019, 7 p.m.
882 West 7th Street
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. Past board meeting minutes are available online. For more information: 651-298-5599 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Support the Federation!
Help support the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation through online giving through GiveMN.org. Your contribution helps to funds our programs and services that benefits our community!
40 Years of Historic Preservation
Check out this video from the City of Saint Paul.
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