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
Draft District Plan Chapters: Environment and Land Use
Help define the next ten years in West Seventh for Land Use and Environment! You don't need expertise or training, just a love for your neighborhood.
Tuesday, November 26, 7-8:30 pm at the West 7th / Fort Road Federation Office. RSVP to email@example.com
Here is the current District Area Plan for the West 7th / Fort Road. The chapter on Environment is on pages 20-21 and the chapter on Land Use is on pages 16-17.
Once complete, reviewed, by the neighborhood, and reviewed by the City, a neighborhood plan gets adopted by the City as an amendment to their Comprehensive Plan. Current chapters are: Environment Chapter and Land Use Chapter
Federation Planning Projects
In 2019, the Fort Road Federation's Board approved a new strategic plan for the organization. A strategic plan is a document that defines an organization’s goals and direction. Work on the Small Area Plan continues. 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. We still need volunteers for the SAP, email or call the office 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 way to look at the History of West 7th Street through a neighborhood tour, demographic research on the people who have called West 7th Street home, and fascinating "Spyglass" technology that let's the user compare Old Fort Road with 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.
Nov. 11, 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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