725 Minnehaha Ave. East – Health Co-op Laundry – SPR #19-095414

Conditional Site Plan Approval letter is purposed.

Conditional Site Plan Approval letter has been approved for East Health Co-op Laundry at 725 Minnehaha Ave, Saint Paul, MN. Congratulations!

Public comment period now open for Draft Public Transit and Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan

The Metropolitan Council is receiving public comment on the Draft Public Transit and Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan. The plan supports coordination of transportation services between transit providers and human service agencies that serve people who have a disability, older adults, and people who have low incomes.

A steering committee and workshop participants representing public and private transportation providers, human service transportation providers, state agencies, riders, healthcare providers, counties, and organizations who serve these populations, worked together to identify barriers to service and strategies to improve access.

The plan is required for distributing federal funding under the Federal Transit Administration Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program (also referred to as Section 5310). This program is administered by MnDOT.

The plan will be adopted by the Metropolitan Council.

Public comment will be received until 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27. 

Submit a comment

The Council will receive comments on the Draft Public Transit and Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan from Tuesday, Nov. 12 through 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27.

The final document will be considered by the Council in 2020.

Find more information on the Draft Public Transit and Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan and how to participate in the public comment period.

For more information, contact Heidi Schallberg, senior planner at the Metropolitan Council Heidi.Schallberg@metc.state.mn.us or 651-602-1721.

METRO Gold Line BRT Committee Appointees

The METRO Gold Line BRT is looking for Committee Appointees. Deadline is Nov. 15, 2019.

The Gold Line project is currently accepting applications for openings on our Community and Business Advisory Committee (CBAC) for 2020-2021.

The Community and Business Advisory Committee is comprised of local residents and businesses along the Gold Line who advise the Metropolitan Council on how stations can best serve the neighborhoods and businesses where they are located. The committee also provides the community perspective on the overall project design. CBAC members are selected through an application process and represent community and business perspectives at each of the project’s station areas.

BRT have openings for folks who live and/or work in Dayton’s Bluff approximately half a mile from our proposed station locations (see below stations and Gold Line route map here). We also have an opening for an at-large Ramsey County resident or business representative.

  • Earl Street Resident
  • Earl Street Business
  • Etna Street Business
  • At-large Ramsey County

We are planning to hold quarterly meetings with potential for additional neighborhood-specific opportunities as well, starting in February of next year (which is only about 3 months away!).

Interested parties can apply by completing an online form or downloading an application form on the project website.

Applications, requests for mailed paper copies and any questions can be directed to me at the below contact information.

Liz Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator

METRO Gold Line BRT project

121 7th Place East, Suite 102

St. Paul, MN 55101

elizabeth.jones@metrotransit.org

651-602-1977.

Applications are due by Nov. 15.

Indian Mounds Regional Park Trail Reconstruction Update

The City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department is moving forward with the proposed trail alignment for Indian Mounds Regional Park.

This includes removal of the bluff trail for safety, long-term maintenance, and preservation of burial sites. As suggested during the community engagement process, we’ve including the following plan refinements:

  1. Include a center stripe to delineate travel lanes on steep trail sections between the airway beacon and Wilshire Place.
  2. Replace park benches. Existing bench locations and concrete pads to remain to reduce park disturbance.
  3. Enhance views along bluff in 3 locations. (See plans for location)

The next steps are to complete construction documents and bid the project this fall. Pending bids, we anticipate awarding the project in 2020, tree removals occurring winter/spring 2020, and trail reconstruction occurring summer 2020. Once bids are received and a contractor is hired, we will have a better understanding of the construction schedule. Finally, we are still waiting for completion of the cemetery delineation by the state. As we wait for this process, we don’t anticipate any changes to the proposed trail alignment as a result of the delineation. As a reminder, there is a Community Information Session on Thursday Nov 21st from 4:30-6:30pm at Marian Center of Saint Paul for an individual question and answer period.

For more information click on this link project website for future updates.

Metro State College Employers Job Fair

Metropolitan State University students of all majors are invited to attend the free “Meet our Employers” Job Fair in the Student Center Multi-purpose room.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM

Metropolitan State University
700 7th St E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

Traditional job fairs can often be crowded, overwhelming and intimidating. The “Meet our Employers” job fair is meant to be a little more intimate, giving attendees the time and space to meet with an employer and get answers to individual questions. Numerous employers who are interested in recruiting Metropolitan State students will be in attendance, including:

~ Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc.
~ Calsak Plastics
~ College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors
~ Dakota County
~ Dellwood Gardens
~ English Rose Suites
~ FedEx Ground
~ Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
~ Mahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen & Russ
~ Mental Health Resources
~ Minnesota Judicial Branch
~ RADIAS Health
~ SPIRE Credit Union
~ United Parcel Service

To RSVP, or for more information, check out the “Meet our Employers” Job Fair on Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/12153), or email James Poole at james.poole@metrostate.edu.

Contact the Center for Accessibility Resources by email at accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu, or by phone at 651-793-1549, if you need disability-related accessibility accommodations, including parking.

Daytons Bluff Community Council Board Meeting

WHEN:November 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE:East Side Enterprise Center Building
804 Margaret Street

CONTACT:
Daytons Bluff Community Council
651.772.2075

Special speaker for November 18, 2019 meeting are: Andrew Novak of Capital Region Watershed District. https://www.capitolregionwd.org/team/andrew-novak/

Capitol Region Watershed District is continuing its efforts to promote our Stewardship Grant program, in which we provide grants to homeowners, businesses, schools, and community organizations to build projects that reduce stormwater pollution. This program not only offers water quality benefits, but community benefits as well. In an attempt to expand our reach into areas of our District which have been traditionally under-served through our grant program, we have recently added what we are calling an Equity Bonus to our Stewardship Grant program. Projects within your District Council that have good ecologic benefit may be eligible for up to 100% of the project costs!

Second special speaker for Noverber 18, 2018 is: Luke Hanson Transportation Planner for the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota. https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/public-works/projects/johnson-parkway-regional-trail

The Johnson Parkway Trail is a planned 2-mile off-street walking and biking trail to be located along the eastern boulevard of Johnson Pkwy between Burns Avenue and Phalen Blvd (project website). The trail is scheduled for construction in 2020. This project received $5.5 million in federal funding in 2016. This meeting will be one of several meeting in the Dayton’s Bluff area.

Mayor Melvin Carter Announces Community Meetings on Public Safety

Community Meetings on Safety

Contact:
Peter Leggett
peter.leggett@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651-307-8603

SAINT PAUL –  Today, Mayor Melvin Carter announced three community meetings that will be held in November for community members to join conversations about public safety in Saint Paul. The meetings come following recent gun violence in Saint Paul as the Mayor considers proposing a supplemental public safety budget to the City Council.” 

“We will never accept violence as the norm.” said Mayor Melvin Carter. “Building the safe city we deserve will require new, proactive approaches to public safety, which must be built together.”

Events will be hosted by the Mayor’s Office at these times and locations. They are free to attend and open to the public. 

  • Thursday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Central Baptist Church, 420 N Roy Street, Saint Paul, MN 55104
  • Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Rice Recreation Center, 1021 Marion Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117
  • Saturday, November 16 , 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55130

More information is available at https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/mayors-office/public-safety-community-meetings

Give to the Max!

Give To The Max Day, For Dayton’s Bluff-District 4 Community Council

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Dayton’s Bluff Community Council strives to connect our residents to their community at large; to their neighbors, parks, restaurants, organizations, councils, businesses, schools, everything this historical neighborhood has to offer. Stroll along East 7th Street and experience an amazing variety of restaurants, services, beautiful old buildings, new development, schools, emerging creative spaces and parks. DBCC is dedicated to creating a community of equity where all who work, play, shop, eat, study, and live here can thrive.GIVEMN.ORG Support Dayton’s Bluff Community Council on GiveMN Donations help volunteers and staff develop, promote, & enhance the Dayton’s Bluff Community & to build opportunity for residents & youth.

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Support Dayton’s Bluff Community Council on GiveMN

Give To The Max Day, For Dayton’s Bluff-District 4 Community Council

Donate and Help Dayton’s Bluff Community Council and Radio Station WEQY 104.7 FM

Dayton’s Bluff Community Council strives to connect our residents to their community at large; to their neighbors, parks, restaurants, organizations, councils, businesses, schools, everything this historical neighborhood has to offer.  Stroll along East 7th Street and experience an amazing variety of restaurants, services, beautiful old buildings, new development, schools, emerging creative spaces and parks. DBCC is dedicated to creating a community of equity where all who work, play, shop, eat, study, and live here can thrive.

https://www.givemn.org/organization/Daytons-Bluff-District-Four-Community-Council

MRAC November Happenings: Arts Learning Panel Recruitment

Interested in helping MRAC assess grant applications? You are a great candidate to be a panelist at MRAC if you:are an artist, are employed or volunteer in the arts, or are an arts enthusiast live in the 7-county Twin Cities Metro area are at least 18 years old and are dedicated to advancing equitable grant making across the Twin Cities Metro region Native American individuals, people of color, and those who bring diverse perspectives are highly encouraged to apply. If you are a person with a disability we are happy to make accommodations to have you serve as a panelist.

We are currently starting to recruit for Arts Learning panels which will take place in January 2020. Reach out today if you are interested in learning more or being considered for this important work. https://mrac.org/about/panelists/
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Our mailing address is:
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
2324 University Ave W
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114