St Paul

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09
Apr

Mayor talks East Side issues ahead of State of the City Summit


file photo • St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter visited students Feb. 28 at New Horizon Academy in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, where he read “Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes.”

Mayor Melvin Carter

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is finishing out his first 100 days in office and to mark the occasion, he will be hosting a State of the City Summit on Saturday, April 14, at 8:30 a.m. at Johnson High School. 

Sun
25
Mar

Maplewood adopts vision plan for the Rice-Larpenteur area

The Rice-Larpenteur Gateway Area Vision Plan will be added to Maplewood’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan after a unanimous city council vote March 12. 

Tue
20
Mar

Roseville council sees vision plan for Rice and Larpenteur area


graphic courtesy of City of Roseville • Though redevelopment in the Rice Street/Larpenteur Avenue corridor will ultimately be market-driven, the vision plan calls for completely updating and revitalizing the area.

The Roseville City Council got a look at a Rice Street/Larpenteur Avenue vision plan March 12 that could help guide the redevelopment of the intersection and the corridor in years to come.

Mon
19
Mar

East Side auto shop aims to keep air cleaner


Marjorie Otto/Review • O’Keeffe’s Collision, located at 860 Payne Ave., was recently awarded $29,000 in grants to help cover the $80,000 cost of installing a new paint system that will use water-based vehicle paints. The use of water-based, rather than the solvent-based paints that are currently used at the shop, will help improve local air quality.

As a way to reduce pollution and keep the air cleaner in its neighborhood, O’Keeffe’s Collision has been awarded grants to help install a new painting system.

Tue
13
Mar

Pregnant woman killed in Hayden Heights area

A pregnant woman and her unborn child died after she was shot in an East Side neighborhood the evening of March 9. 

Mon
12
Mar

Help create a St. Paul poem at your local library

This month The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library are asking residents to come out to their local library and share their thoughts about their neighborhood to help create a St. Paul poem.

Mon
12
Mar

Payne Avenue’s Caydence Records wins business award, turns to events


Abby Grosse/Review • Caydence Records offers a comfortable space for coffee and conversation, as well as a newly renovated event space that will host the the first-ever Caydence Fest two-day event starting on March 23.

Just a year and a half into its existence, Caydence Records received the East Side Area Business Association’s 2017 “Business of the Year” award on Feb. 8 at ESABA’s annual meeting.

Sun
11
Mar

‘Granny flats’ could be coming to East Side


Courtesy of the City of St. Paul • St. Paul city staff is looking at expanding the use of accessory dwelling units to select East Side neighborhoods. Commonly known as “mother-in-law apartments” or “granny-flats,” accessory dwelling units are small, separate apartments that can be created within an existing structure, as a separate, small dwelling, or on top of a garage.

The St. Paul City Council voted to begin a study of the use of accessory dwelling units in select parts of the city during its meeting on Feb. 7.

Mon
19
Feb

Changes to Margaret Street planned for this summer


courtesy of City of St. Paul • The City of St. Paul is planning to add features to Margaret Street to help slow down traffic to make the street safer for all modes of transportation. The street is already a marked bike boulevard, meaning that cars and bicycles share the same space. In addition, an off-street trail will be added along McKnight Road between Minnehaha Avenue and Hudson Road.

Project aims to improve bike and pedestiran safety in the corridior.

 

Tue
06
Feb

A hidden addition


courtesy of John Vaughn • The final steps of installing a cell tower atop East Immanuel Church took place Jan. 29. The church is leasing space on the top of its bell tower to Verizon for a cell phone antenna.

Passing by East Immanuel Lutheran Church along Payne Avenue, one might notice that something seems different, or maybe not. It’s not very noticeable, and that’s the point. 

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