The Fort Road Federation serves as the district council and community development corporation for Saint Paul's 9th District, the West 7th St neighborhood.
Annual Meeting and Board Elections
We are postponing our Annual Meeting to next week on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm, via Zoom.
The jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts this afternoon; a watershed moment in history for the Twin Cities and the country. Postponing the Annual Meeting gives people time to process the decision - what it means for each of us and for our community.
Update: Voting has closed for the 2021 elections
Voting for the Board election will still finish April 20 at 6:45 pm. If you haven’t voted yet, your voice still matters.
The Federation's Annual Meeting is Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom
Learn more and register for the Zoom join info.
We have printed yard signs back! Yard signs are 18" x 24", and include stakes. $8/sign.
Signs available for pick-up at West 7th / Fort Road Federation office and other neighborhood locations. Call/text/email to schedule your pick-up after ordering.
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
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!
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.
Support the Federation!
Your contribution helps to fund our programs and services that benefits our community!
May 10, 7 p.m.
The Federation's Board of Directors usually meets the 2nd Monday of each month to discuss issues and events that impact the community. The public is welcome to attend. For more information: 651-298-5599 or email.
40 Years of Historic Preservation
Check out this video from the City of Saint Paul.