In This Issue
St. Anthony  Park Neighborhood News
September 2016
StoryBlocks Makes Waves in SAP

SAPCC had the opportunity to partner with the Friendly Streets Initiative and a Macalester College Chuck Green Fellow Mike Curran to work on an incredible project shining light on SAP residents, businesses, and enterprises. This project, StoryBlocks, empowers community members to envision infrastructure changes in our neighborhood. StoryBlocks engages our neighbors to tell their story; to add our voices to the story and build equity in our community through storytelling. Mike met with SAPCC staff to learn about the community and begin to build connections to our residents, students, and employees here. He worked with Avalon Charter School, Seal Hi-Rise, LydiaPlace and the Dow Art Gallery to begin to tell the story of our neighborhood and empower our residents.

SAP has an active presence in the StoryBlocks project, along with other St. Paul neighborhoods like Hamline-Midway and Union Park. Hear our stories here. Read more about the project here
Come Join Our Board!

Do you live in St. Anthony Park? Do you want to shape changes in our neighborhood? Are you interested in enhancing a progressive and equitable vision for our community? Do you want to be a part of a dynamic nonprofit organization? We'd love to have you! We are looking for representatives from both North and South St. Anthony Park (District 12).

As a board member you would support the overarching goals of our organization and weigh in on pertinent community issues at our once monthly meetings (every other Thursday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm). Board members join one of our four standing committees to continue the work they feel passionately about (including: Equity, Environment, Transportation, and Land Use). Our Board finalizes and approves all of the initiatives of each committee in addition to work in building strategy for our organization. Among other things, our Board developed a Strategic Plan for 2015-2020. Looking into the future, the Board will work on developing our Ten Year District Plan.

Applications are now open! Apply by October 13th for consideration in our November elections! November elections will occur Nov. 2-6 both in-person at a few neighborhood locations and through online voting.

Hampden Park Renovations Complete

Thanks to the on-going efforts of our Environment Committee, City of St. Paul Parks and Rec staff, SAPCC staff, and volunteers, Hampden Park got the renovations that have been in the works for nearly a decade! Check out the solar power charging station, the public art, and the fix-it bike station! We have new seating, picnic benches, and plantings in the park. Take your lunch over there, toss a frisbee, or work on your laptop (while charging at the solar charging station). If you haven't yet, check it out!


A fresh new community-centered creative, collaborative, meeting space in the heart of creative enterprise and non-profit energy along the Green Line recently opened to the public. This meeting room in the Dow Art Gallery has a capacity to fit up to 40 people comfortably with all of the amenities you need to make your meeting a success.

For booking, contact Scott Simmons at 612.859.1134 or or Kahnh Tran at 612.607.9203 or
Citywide Drop-Off Oct. 8

Formerly known as the Citywide Clean Up, the Citywide Drop-Off nearest our neighborhood will occur on October 8th this year! Residents can come drop off large refuse items, recyclable materials not collected curbside, and sharable goods. For more details (like prices for items) or to volunteer for the event, click here.

What: Citywide Drop-Off
When: 8:00am-1:00pm Oct. 8
Where: MN State Fair Grounds (enter from Larpenteur Ave. west of Snelling)

For more information: District 10 Como Community Council

Coffee with Cailin 

Ever wonder about construction updates? Want to hear about the upcoming developments in the neighborhood? Do you have ideas for the neighborhood you would like to discuss with someone? Ever wonder what the Community Council does?
In our efforts to expand o ur community engagement efforts, our Outreach and Operations Coordinator, Cailin Rogers, will spend a morning in a coffee shop every other week to answer your questions and discuss neighborhood projects. Come talk about what's important to you for whatever time you have.  
Upcoming dates:

Friday, October 14:
 7:30 am - 9:30 am Workhorse Cafe 
2399 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55114

Urban Boatbuilders Fundraiser

On Saturday, October 1st, Urban Boatbuilders is hosting its first annual beer-tasting fundraiser - Untapped Potential. Several local brewers will be represented, as well as food by neighborhood icon Foxy Falafel, and live music by Wilkinson James, an Americana folk band comprised of Saint Thomas professors. Elpis Enterprises will assist event-goers in screenprinting their own Untapped Potential t-shirt with a design by one of Urban Boatbuilders' youth Apprentices. There will be a silent auction with items ranging in focus from beer and boating, to sports and theater, to art and fine dining - totaling over $3,200 in value. Proceeds from the event will go to support Urban Boatbuilders' youth programming, which seeks to empower youth to build the skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life. 
What: Untapped Potential - A Night of Brews and Canoes
When:  Saturday, October 1st6-9 p.m.
Where: Urban Boatbuilders' workshop 
2288 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Cost: $40 general admission/$20 designated driver tickets
Learn More and Buy Tickets: 
RSVP on Facebook: 
A Day in the Life - At Towerside

Towerside, formerly known as the Prospect North Partnership, envisions a district-level planning for parking, development, stormwater management and more to streamline resources and encourage smart growth. This group continues to make strides in creating innovative, equitable development in St. Anthony Park and our neighbors in Minneapolis, Prospect Park. Read a reflection from involved Towerside developer, Julie Kimble on the future of this area.

Changes Coming to Recycling - Stay Tuned

Eureka Recycling was awarded the five year contract for collection and processing of recyclable materials for single-family homes, small multifamily buildings (up to 11 units), and multifamily building 12 units and over.
The new contract includes the move to wheeled, lidded carts and a change in collection location; "carts will be collected where the resident's trash is collected, for many this means a move to the alley".

 You can expect to see carts delivered beginning just after Thanksgiving ( Nov. 28). Collection in the carts will begin January 2017. The City will organize drop-off locations for blue bins if you don't want to keep yours for personal use.

Job Opportunities  

MN Council of Nonprofits

MN Homeownership Center
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
Grants and Operations Manager

UMN Extension Metro Food Access Network
Get Involved
Visit or join a Community Council committee! All are open to the community and new members. 

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

Board of Directors--Second Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Transportation--First Monday of Every Month 6:30-8pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Environment--Fourth Wednesday of Every Month, 7-9pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Equity-- date changes
(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 Cailin Rogers. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email