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Programs, Projects and Initiatives

Our work spans a wide variety of areas that include land use and development, transportation, sustainability, community building, and improving the overall livability and vitality of the Union Park community.

Our ten-year community plan

Union Park is in the process of creating a new District plan, providing a ten-year vision that identifies priority policies and strategies for growth, investment, and development in our neighborhoods. Community participation is crucial to identify and prioritize issues, goals and strategies. Once completed, the plan will influence local decision-making by the city’s planning department as part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. [ More about our Plan ]


The Union Park District Council is proud to announce its new Union Park Micro-Grant Program.  We are inviting individual residents and small groups of neighbors within the Union Park district to apply for micro-grants to complete small projects within our community. [ More Information ] 

Midway Center 

This Task Force was set up to prepare a report with community vision, goals, and strategies for redevelopment of the Midway Center superblock for consideration by the Union Park Land Use Committee and other stakeholders. [ More information ]

Other Projects and Initiatives

Future Park at Griggs

We are working with a number of other organizations, including the Trust for Public Land, on the development of a park along the east side of Griggs Street between University and St. Anthony Avenue near Skyline Tower. [ More information ]

Aldine Wayfinding Project

In June 2017, Union Park District Council received funding through Ramsey County Public Health and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership to increase wayfinding to the Aldine Pedestrian Bridge across I-94 at Aldine Street. As a result of creative engagement and physical improvements, we have noticed an increased awareness in both the Aldine park and Aldine bridge. [ More information ]

Midway in Motion 

Through grant funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Center for Prevention’s 2017 Active Places Demonstration Project, we sought to empower residents to imagine and advocate for infrastructure changes that protect the safety of the residential streets in the Midway area. We hosted a block party with area churches on September 9 at Shields and Roy Streets to demonstrate solutions and get feedback. [ More information ]