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St. Anthony 
Park Neighborhood News
November 2017 
10-year Planning Community Forums

Join the St. Anthony Park Community Council at our Community Forums on Saturday November 11 and Wednesday November 15. We heard from hundreds of community members through online surveying, canvassing throughout the neighborhood, and small group conversations on what you want in St. Anthony Park. This feedback is guiding our committees as they draft the vision for the next 10-years in St. Anthony Park. Please join us for the first view of our community priorities and to contribute to fun activities to gather more feedback from our community. 

Community event dates:
SAPCC will share mor e information online for additional review and feedback after these events. Our 10-year plan will be sent to the City of St. Paul to be incorporated into the city's comprehensive plan, which will elevate your voices to citywide planning. 

Look for additional ways to stay involved, and send  any other thoughts, concerns, or questions to .

November 16 is Give to the Max Day!

The St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) relies on neighbors like you to support our work by donating your time and financial resources to our community. Give to the Max Day is an organized giving event that raises millions of dollars for Minnesota organizations. Plan your giving to SAPCC at our  GiveMN page  for  Give to the Max Day  on  Thursday, November 16

For over 40 years, the St. Anthony Park Community Council has worked tirelessly to support our community. SAPCC brings residents and organizations together on vital neighborhood interests that enhance the quality of life, strengthen the character and vitality of the community, and ensure that everyone has a voice in the projects that directly affect our neighborhood.

Through the work of staff and dedicated community members, SAPCC makes strides in protecting the natural environment and advancing sustainability; in creating transportation options for all transportation modes; in advancing land development that meshes with the character of the neighborhood and advances our community; and in engaging all members of our neighborhood on issues that matter to them.

Learn more about our projects and donating to SAPCC at our website

  Welcome SAPCC Board Members!

Thank you to all the St. Anthony Park residents who voted in our 2017 Board Elections. Your incoming board members for North St. Anthony Park are Michael Russelle and Pat Thompson, and John Connell and Karen Nelson for South St. Anthony Park. The Board also appointed John Mark Lucas to a vacant North term, and Sherm Eagles, Ray Bryan, and Scott Simmons as Organization delegates. They join standing board members Melissa Williams and Charlie Christopherson in leadership on the SAPCC Board of Directors. 

Many thanks to our outgoing Board Members Ian Luby, Max Herzberg, and Bettsy Hjelseth for your incredible work for SAPCC in your service as Board Members! We are grateful for those staying on as Committee members and continuing your leadership for St. Anthony Park. 

Incoming 2017 SAPCC Board of Directors

Do you want to have an impact on your community? You can still be involved in many ways! Contact SAPCC about vacant Board seats for residents, organizations, or emerging leaders.  All Board and Committee meetings are open to the public to join the conversation. You can share ideas on specific projects, volunteer at community events, or join one of our four standing committees to get involved in issues you care about. Learn more about our Board of Directors and projects on our  website.

Local Business and Nonprofits: 
What do you want in St. Anthony Park?

Help us shape the future of our community! 

The 10-year planning  survey is an important opportunity to share your experiences and ideas of what you'd like to see in St. Anthony Park! By gathering feedback from all the diverse voices in our community we will be able to advocate for and prioritize what our community wants as the St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) guides development in St. Paul's District 12 over the next 10 years. 

Take the Business Survey!

Our local organizations are a critical part of the fabric of St. Anthony Park. Please help us share this  survey to your colleagues and neighbors. Thank you for making St. Anthony Park a great place to do  business!

Please contact for more questions or comments.
Annual Neighborhood Honor Roll

Nominations are open for the St. Paul District Councils' Annual Neighborhood Honor Roll and 2017 St. Anthony Park Community Council Community Spotlight.

Who do you know who has stood out on community initiatives or projects over the last year? Who do you think deserves to be recognized for their efforts?

Each year St. Paul's 17 District Councils recognize outstanding neighbors and partners from across Saint Paul at the annual Neighborhood Honor Roll event. This event allows us to publicly thank the members of our community who give so much time and energy to impact issues that affect us all. The Neighborhood Honor Roll event will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the University of St. Thomas Woulfe Alumni Hall. 

This year, SAPCC will recognize additional community members in our Community Spotlight series. We are fortunate to have many more incredible volunteers and community leaders than we are able to recognize through this one event, so please continue to share nominations and stories of community efforts for local recognition. 

You can nominate your neighbors and community partners for this recognition on our website
or email nominations to with 75-100 words describing the work of an individual or partnership you would like to recognize.

Weyerhaeuser Site Redevelopment

Last year SAPCC shared news that the 13-acre Weyerhaeuser site will be redeveloped in the Westgate area of St. Anthony Park. The former lumberyard is slated to become housing to hundreds of seniors and families after construction completes in 2020.

After more than 8 months of working together with the Plymouth-based developer Dominium, the City of St. Paul, Prospect Park, and many other partners, SAPCC has worked to advocate for a strong design for our community and future residents. The site will include a new 2.6 acre public park, connections to the Grand Round bikeway, restored street grid on Berry and Myrtle, and placemaking surrounding the large new apartment buildings. 241 senior apartments for residents 62 years and over, and 121 workforce apartments will support hundreds of community members in St. Anthony Park, with many units reserved for households making 60% area median income or less.

SAPCC will continue to work in partnership with Dominium, the City of St. Paul, Prospect Park, and other neighbors throughout construction to build a positive and sustainable presence in our neighborhood and advocate for amenities that enable residents and neighbors to live active, safe, and healthy lives as part of our vibrant community. 

Bicycle Benefits

Our local bicycle advocates are gearing up to enroll St. Anthony Park retailers in the national Bicycle Benefits program. With a growing presence in the Twin Cities, Bicycle Benefits encourages community members to bike by participating in this program to receive discounts from local restaurants and businesses. 

You can view current deals at participating retailers in St. Anthony Park here including: 

Individuals interested in participating can get their Bicycle Benefits sticker at certain retailers or online. Individuals or businesses with any questions can contact to be connected with our local bicycle advocates for more information!

Upcoming Community Events

  • Transition Town All St. Anthony Park will be hosting its first meeting on local investing on November 13 at 7:00 pm at Lori's Coffee House. This meeting will investigate how to invest locally, whether a few dollars a month or a large retirement account. The Bugle recently covered this group for more details and contact information.
  • Murray Middle School is hosting an Intentional Social Interaction (ISI) called Engage! oNovember 13th at 5:30 pm . This is an important community event that will be facilitated by the Dare 2 Be Real racial equity student leadership group.
  • The East Side Freedom Library invites you to a Zoning Principles & Process Training on November 16 from 6:30-8:30pm. This training is for community members to learn more about how the City of St. Paul determines what is built in our neighborhoods. More information and registration online.
  • Explore ideas on helping our communities expand affordable housing at this discussion with urban planner Hilary Lovelace on November 17 from 12-1pm at the Community Design Group. Visit event page for more details. 
  • The Startup Lab is hosting a free workshop on November 18 from 10am-12pm for entrepreneurs to explore business ideas, develop a business plan, and get recommended resources and contacts to help you move forward. More information online
  • Join the MN Food Charter's Metro Food Access Network at its Community Meal November 29 from 5-8pm at the Wilder Foundation to engage in critical conversations focused on real solutions and achievable actions for food access. 

Job Opportunities

Women Venture

Women Winning

The Food Group

Lower Phalen Creek Project



Kulture Klub Collaborative

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

District 2 Community Council

Propel Nonprofits
Nexus Community Partners

University of Minnesota

City of St. Paul

Ramsey County

State of Minnesota

St. Anthony Park is proudly home to many great businesses and nonprofits. Send job tips to

News, tips, or other feedback to share?

SAPCC is here to serve our community! Please send us a note if you have news to share, jobs to include in our newsletter, feedback on our programs, and other ideas to support all in our community. 
Get Involved
Visit or join a Community Council committee! All are open to the community and new members. For more information, upcoming agendas, or minutes, visit our website.

Land Use--First Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Transportation--First Monday of the month 6:30-8pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)
Environment--Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Equity-- First Friday of the month, 8-9:30am
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

About Us
The St. Anthony Park Community Council is a non-profit citizen's organization of residents working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life, residential character, economic vitality, and physical development of St. Anthony Park. The Board meets monthly as do our four committees: Land Use, Transportation, Equity, and Environment. Any resident may join the committees. The Board is elected with five delegates and two alternates each from North St. Anthony, South St. Anthony, and Business.
Newsletter written by Sarah Goodspeed. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email