Council approves funding for riverfront projects, Midway trail

The Saint Paul City Council approved a $457,000 allocation on November 3 from the Great River Passage Conservancy to design a new Mississippi River education center at Watergate Marina and Crosby Farm Regional Park. The project has been on the…

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City to enlist public’s help in redesign of Summit Avenue

A master plan for Summit Avenue to improve the recreational experience on the tree-lined boulevard and the safety of all those who use it will be drawn up in the coming months by Saint Paul’s departments of Parks and Recreation…

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City begins six-week redo of Griggs-Scheffer street work

Work to correct last year’s portion of the Griggs-Scheffer street reconstruction project in Highland Park is now in full swing. Local residents met twice in August with representatives of the Saint Paul Department of Public Works and Ward 3 City…

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No relief in sight for summer road work in Highland

Detours are popping up north and south of Ford site project. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians have been frustrated this spring and summer with the profusion of construction-related detours in the Highland Park neighborhood. In addition to an unusually large number…

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Saint Paul uses $5.1M in rescue funds for backlog of needs

More than $5.1 million from the federal American Rescue Plan will be spent on a variety of pressing needs in Saint Paul, including increased public safety measures, criminal court prosecutions, and street and crosswalk restriping. The Saint Paul City Council…

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Edgcumbe residents sue to block city’s plan for new sidewalks

A group of local homeowners has sued the city of Saint Paul in an attempt to block its plan to install sidewalks in the Edgcumbe Road right-of-way between Highland Parkway and Hamline Avenue. The half-mile stretch of roadway has never…

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Saint Paul seeks $2M grant to study Rondo neighborhood streets

A proposed Rondo Neighborhood Streets Improvement Study won support on July 7 from the Saint Paul City Council. The council is now seeking a $2 million federal RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) grant for the three-year study.…

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Commission supports eliminating city’s off-street parking requirements

The Saint Paul Planning Commission voted 14-3 on June 25 to recommend that the city eliminate minimum off-street parking requirements for new developments. The proposal is now headed to the City Council for a final vote. Saint Paul developers are…

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Griggs-Scheffer repaving project OK’d for most part

A controversial right-of-way improvement project is moving forward with the Saint Paul City Council’s approval of the second phase of the Griggs-Scheffer street repaving and sidewalk project.The project has generated controversy on two fronts. The first is the laying of…

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Design changes eyed for Pelham Boulevard bikeway

Changes are afoot for the to make the Pelham Boulevard bikeway safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. Google photo The two-way, separated Pelham Boulevard bikeway—the first of its kind in Saint Paul when it was approved four years ago—is in line…

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Gem of a neighborhood is threatened by repaving project

City dismisses residents' concerns as it prepares to obliterate a generation of investment in landscaping. The city of Saint Paul claims to treasure its neighborhoods. However, the seven homeowners on a small cul-de-sac in Highland Park have found the opposite…

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