The Fort Road Federation serves as the district council and community development corporation for Saint Paul's 9th District, the West 7th St neighborhood.
Board Elections and Vacant Positions
Thank you to everyone who voted! See our Board of Directors page for current board members.
Vacant Board Positions - Candidates Needed
We do still have 4 vacant positions to fill. Interested people can fill out a self-nomination form and learn more about the positions and process on our website and can call Emily at 651.298.5599 with any questions.
The deadline to self-nominate is June 30, before the Board elects members to fill vacancies at their July 13 meeting, per the organization's bylaws.
COVID-19 Resources for the West 7th Community
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll be updating our Community Resources page with information about how people in West 7th can help out and how you can receive help.
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!
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.
The Federation's Board of Directors usually meets 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
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!
We love to hear your views and opinions regarding issues in our neighborhood. Click on the image above to share your thoughts!
40 Years of Historic Preservation
Check out this video from the City of Saint Paul.