Highland Park

highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005

Riverview Corridor—The first public open house of the environmental and preliminary engineering phase of the proposed Riverview Corridor project will be held virtually from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. The meeting will include a recap of the process that led to the selection of a modern streetcar as the locally preferred alternative and an overview of the corridor’s condition. For the link, visit bit.ly/RiverviewCorridor.

Highland Bridge housing—Housing updates at Highland Bridge will be provided during a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. Presentations will be made by Ryan Companies, Pulte Homes, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Weidner Apartment Homes, Presbyterian Homes, Project for Pride in Living, CommonBond Communities and Coldwell Banker Realty. Register for the meeting at highlandbridge.com/news.

Donations needed—A blood and donation drive will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. The event is being conducted in partnership with the Memorial Blood Center, Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, the Highland District Council, Highland Business Association, Macalester-Groveland Community Council, Saint Paul Library and Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation. Full-sized personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, body lotion, toothpaste and deodorant) will be collected for the Project Home shelter on Randolph Avenue. Items can also be purchased from a wish list at amazon.com/registries/custom/SMSZPB5MVQ9X. To donate blood, sign up on the HDC’s website or Facebook page.

Upcoming meetings—Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15; and Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, June 28. Links to access the Zoom meetings are posted on the HDC’s website. Visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.

Macalester-Groveland

macgrove.org • 651-695-4000

Mac-Grove Fest—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council is looking for artists, exhibitors and sponsors for the 2021 Mac-Grove Fest, which will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, September 11, on the fields of the Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 S. Griggs St. For more information, visit macgrove.org/what-we-do/macgrovefest.

Century Building Project—The owners of homes and commercial buildings in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood that were built in 1926 or before are eligible to purchase an engraved plaque for their buildings. Learn more by visiting macgrove.org/100years.

Alley Garden Awards—Judging for the community council’s annual Alley Garden Awards will take place in July. Learn more at macgrove.org/aga.

Upcoming online meetings—board of directors on Thursday, June 10; Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, June 23; Transportation Committee on Monday, June 28; and Inclusivity Task Force on Thursday, July 1. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Visit macgrove.org/participate.

Summit Hill

summithillassociation.org • 651-222-1222

Dixie’s development—The Summit Hill Association’s Zoning and Land Use Committee will review the rezoning and conditional use permit application for 695 Grand Ave. (Dixie’s, Saji-Ya, Emmett’s Pub) during a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8. Members of the public are invited to speak at the meeting or submit written comments via email in advance to ZLU@SummitHillAssociation.org. The full SHA board will review the application and vote on its recommendation to the city during a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17.

Other upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10; Racial Dialogue & Action Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, June 21; and Neighborhood Plan Committee meeting for questions regarding the published survey report, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22. Details and Zoom links for all meetings can be found at SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.

Union Park

unionparkdc.org • 651-645-6887

Rent stabilization—The Union Park District Council will hold office hours to inform people about the ongoing rent stabilization initiative that Housing Equity Now Saint Paul is trying to place on the November ballot. The office will be open from noon-3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 9-10. Those who come can learn about the petition then or by making an appointment by emailing jonah@unionparkdc.org.

Solidarity fund—The Union Park and Lexington-Hamline community councils have established a fund that may be used to help people cover rent, mortgage payments and utility costs. Those who are able to donate to the fund are being asked to visit givemn.org/story/Li2sdg. Those in need of assistance should call Keystone Community Services at 651-917-3883.

Park grand opening—Midway Peace Park, 416 N. Griggs St., will mark its grand opening from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. The public is invited to enjoy the newly completed park and learn about the special water feature. Food, entertainment and other activities are planned.

Upcoming meetings—Committee on Land Use and Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 14; Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16; and Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 28. To access the Zoom meetings, email wako@unionparkdc.org or jonah@unionparkdc.org or click on the links at unionparkdc.org/calendar.

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