The Fort Road Federation serves as the district council and community development corporation for Saint Paul's 9th District, the West 7th St neighborhood.
Virtual Workshops: Be a Savvy Energy Consumer-Save Energy and Money
Are you looking for some ways to control expenses in 2021? Have you ever wondered what all those line items mean on your energy bills? Does your home feel drafty?
During this virtual workshop, you'll learn how to understand your energy bills, receive tips to reduce energy consumption, identify steps to make your home more comfortable, and learn about money-saving utility programs and rebates, including COVID related programs. We have invited the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota, a non-profit consumer advocate, to lead this informative and interactive talk.
Two virtual sessions are available with plenty of time for questions and answers:
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!
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.