The Fort Road Federation serves as the district council and community development corporation for Saint Paul's 9th District, the West 7th St neighborhood.
Don't Miss the West End Neighborhood Garden Tour!
Saturday, June 9, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The neighborhood of West 7th north to its hills, between Jefferson and Randolph
This year's tour features about 15 gardens in the area of Jefferson/West 7th/Randolph/35E. Start at the Fort Road Federation's office (974 West 7th Street) to pick up your tour guide, peruse the plant sale, chat with Master Gardeners, and check out the St. Paul Park's Bee Cart. Plant sales help to pay for the tour. Invite your friends and neighbors to a delightful day!
Pollinator photography and presentation
June 7, 7 p.m.
North Garden Theater
With naturalist Dave Crawford (The Importance, Care, and Feeding of Native Pollinators).
Meet Your 2018-19 Board!
West 7th / Fort Road Federation Board Members are all volunteers who live, own property, or own a business in our district. Members were elected at the April 11, 2018 Annual Meeting.
Streetcar and Ford Spur Resolutions
Attendees at the Annual Meeting passed two resolutions; read the approved Ford Spur Resolution and the Streetcar Resolution.
West 7th Housing Survey
What kind of housing do you live in and what do you need? The results of the survey will be used in planning future housing opportunities in our neighborhood. Take the survey online (English only) and share it with your neighbors, or download it in:
Print copies can be dropped off at the West 7th Community Center or the Federation office.
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
June 11, 2018, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
New Mini Drop-off Event
Saturday, June 2
Sears Parking Lot- 425 Rice St
Get rid of items you can't put in your trash can. Electronics, appliance and small engine recycling. Free document shredding. No furniture or refuse disposal. Go to stpaul.gov/recycle for more information.
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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