Highland Park

highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005

Plan your drive—There is currently a lot of road construction taking place in and around Highland Park. Highway 5 reconstruction between Davern Street and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport has some major changes happening this month (stay updated at aroundtheairport.com). Mississippi River Boulevard is undergoing a water main replacement and will also experience full road closure across from the new Highland Bridge redevelopment starting in mid-August. Ayd Mill Road is now closed to traffic as part of plans to reconfigure it to three lanes. For more information, visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/transportation-and-infrastructure-projects.

Lower speed limits—By mid-August, the city of Saint Paul is expected to wrap-up its installation of signs that reduce the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph on city streets. The Highland District Council has “20 Is Plenty” yard signs available for residents to pick up and promote even slower speeds. For details, email info@highlanddistrictcouncil.org.

Upcoming meeting—Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, to discuss car sharing at Highland Bridge with HourCar; and Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, to discuss Highland Bridge lot coverage vs. open space. Links to access the online meetings are posted on the HDC’s website.


macgrove.org • 651-695-4000

Annual meeting and elections—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council’s annual meeting is now available for viewing on the website. People may also access the board candidate applications between now and August 6. Candidate information will be posted online and in-person at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center on August 10. Elections will take place from August 13-21. Visit macgrove.org/annualmeeting to learn about open board seats and proposed bylaw changes.

Alley Garden Awards—Judges strolled down every alley in the neighborhood in July to identify the recipients of the 2020 Alley Garden Awards. Information about the winning gardens will be posted in early August at macgrove.org/aga.

Summer webinar series—Join neighbors online for free presentations from local experts on rooftop solar panels, pollinator gardens, gun safety and more. Space is limited to 25 participants. Visit macgrove.org/2020webinars to register.

Support the Twin Cities—The Macalester-Groveland and Highland district councils and the Highland Business Association are seeking donations to help provide personal protective equipment and funding to local groups working to address food insecurity. Donate at givemn.org/story/fundcommunity.


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Get involved—The Housing and Land Use Committee will hold a special online meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, to discuss proposed construction on the University of Saint Thomas campus. Email alexa@macgrove.org to attend.


Union Park

unionparkdc.org • 651-645-6887

Union Park Solidarity Fund—The Union Park District Council is offering a solidarity fund to provide economic relief for renters in its neighborhoods. It is hoping to raise $15,000 to assist 30 families. For information on giving to or applying for the fund, visit givemn.org/story/Li2sdg.

COVID-19 resources—Union Park neighbors who need assistance or informational resources related to the coronavirus are invited to call the UPDC office or visit its website.

Upcoming online meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 5; Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 10; Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 17; and Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 19. To join the Zoom meetings, email wako@unionparkc.org.

Stay in contact—The public is invited to “like” the Union Park District Council on Facebook, follow it on Twitter at @UnionParkDC, and subscribe to its monthly e-newsletter, “Neighborhood Matters,” by emailing info@unionparkdc.org.

West Seventh

fortroadfederation.org • 651-298-5599

Yard signs available—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation is taking orders for yard signs stating, “West 7th Believes: Black Lives Matter, Fort Road Together, LGBTQ Lives Matter, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, Immigrants & Refugees Are Welcome, All Abilities Are Celebrated.” The signs cost $8 and made be ordered through August 15 at fortroadfederation.org/yardsign. The signs are expected to be ready for pickup beginning August 24. 

Upcoming virtual meetings—Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 5; board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, August 10; board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, August 10; and Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 20. Updated agendas and details on how to participate in the Zoom meetings can be found at fortroadfederation.org/calendar.

Stay in touch—West Seventh neighbors are being encouraged to “like” the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation on Facebook and subscribe to its e-newsletter on its website.



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