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Fair Housing Events

The City of St. Paul staff and their office (Housing team within PED, staff from the Office of Financial Empowerment) are holding engagement events throughout St. Paul to talk to renters about what fair housing policies could make a difference in their lives. 

The input gathered at these sessions/other channels will inform new tenant protections in St. Paul that the city's office will work to pass later this year. It’s critical that renters are centered and that we design policy first and foremost around their experiences.

Please take a look at the upcoming meetings within Union Park (Wards 1 and 4) to engage renters/other stakeholders in our community on city-level tenant protections.

We hope to see you there! Check out the official facebook event for TOMORROW's Ward 4 meeting to RSVP. 

CANCELLED! Community Planting: Wildflower Maintenance Project

This event has been CANCELLED due to anticipated rain showers on Saturday. Updates to follow!! 

Come out for our community planting project THIS SATURDAY (7/20), from 9am-noon, hosted by Union Park's Environment & Parks committee. We will be removing small trees that are just starting to sprout in the low mow area on the south side of Merriam Park (No power tools required).

We'll have someone to give instruction when needed). We are also looking to clean up the flower garden near the entrance to the Rec Center (removing weeds & applying mulch). Many hands make the work easy and fun!! We will have coffee, water, and donuts (or something similar). 

RSVP on our facebook event, or email wako@unionparkdc.org. Let's have some fun! See you all there. 

CLUED The Lexington Project

Thanks to all who attended our last CLUED meeting to discuss the Lexington Project! We deeply appreciated all of the community members who came out Monday evening. Urban development is one of the most important issues today, particularly in light of our country's affordable housing crisis.

The Committee on Land Use and Economic Development (CLUED) is holding its next meeting on July 15th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Wilder Center to hear details regarding the Lexington Project. The project is a proposed residental building to be developed on a currently vacant site located at 411-417 Lexington Pkwy N (just south of the intersection of University Ave and Lexington Pkwy N).The project is currently anticipating ~250 market-rate apartment units. 

All residents and community members from neighbording districts are welcome, given the project's unique location near the intersection of Union Park, Hamline-Midway, Frogtown, and Summit-University Districts. Check out our facebook event to RSVP, invite friends, and find more information. 

Stop For Me! July 25th

Care about pedestrian safety? Join us for the upcoming Stop For Me! July event.  All you need to do is just show up, dress for the weather (rain, sun, etc..) and follow the directions of the officer crossing the street! Visit the facebook pagefor details and to RSVP. The event will take place July 25th from 6-7pm: "Stop For Me" at Selby and Saratoga (https://www.smart-trips.org/stop-for-me/).

UNION PARK BIKE TOUR 2.0!

Thanks to all of the Union Park Community and St. Paul residents for joining us on our slow stroll– we had a great turnout! We had a great time exploring our beautiful neighborhood communities. We even stopped at Allianz Field for food and drinks, where we shared what we love about public transportation in the cities, and what we want to see improved.

We have another bike tour coming up, Union Park Bike Tour 2.0 on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM (tentative date & time.) Check out our anticipated route: Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates & specific information to come. We hope to see you there!

National Night Out

St. Paul's National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 6th 2019! 

Want to host an event on your block? It's easy, free, and fun! Get to know your neighbors & meet your local police. Decide if you'd like to do a potluck, an ice cream social etc. All the forms you need can be found at www.stpaul.gov/nno. 

Contact Patty Lammers at 651-266-5455 or patricia.lammers@ci.stpaul.mn.us with any questions.

 

Prospective Board Member Meetings

If you are curious about what it's like to be on UPDC's board, come hear from board members and staff about what it takes! Come to either or both meetings and let's enjoy chatting over food and drinks together.

Our first meeting will be Saturday July 13th, from 12-1pm at the Allianz Field Brew Hall (400 Snelling Ave, St. Paul). Our second meeting will be Thursday, August 15th from 6:30-7:30pm at Augustine's Bakery and Bar (1668 Selby Ave, St. Paul). Check out our facebook event here to RSVP and invite your friends!

 

Ice Cream, Peanut Butter and Jam 2019!

Join us on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from noon to 4 p.m. at Merriam Park to celebrate the 7th annual Ice Cream, Peanut Butter, and Jam! Enjoy free Izzy’s ice cream, donate peanut butter for the food shelf, and jam to local music. Come connect with neighbors, enjoy the beauty of Merriam Park, and don’t forget your peanut butter donation! We are trying to make this year's festival zero waste!

Check out our Facebook event here. 

 

Are you a business owner, non-profit or an artist?

Register to table as an exhibitor, sponsor, or vendor! We also welcome donations for our silent auction. Participating in this festival is a great way to market your business, attract new customers, connect with neighbors, and demonstrate your support for our community. For more information, and to register for the event, fill out this form. If you have any questions, email wako@unionparkdc.org. We hope to see you there! 



 

Allianz Stadium Community Benefits Fund

Allianz Field represents an opportunity for our community to maximize new investment for greater equity and growth in our city.

Photo of Allianz Field from above In support of this goal, the Saint Paul City Council passed Resolution 16-1407 on August 19, 2016, “Committing to Community Benefits at the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site”, which included the creation of a task force to propose a community benefits fund. Per the resolution, the task force created includes representatives from the Union Park District Council, Hamline-Midway Coalition, RK Midway, Minnesota United, the City of Saint Paul and other stakeholders.

The task force’s mission is to recommend who will contribute to the fund, how the fund will be governed, and how it will be used to address neighborhood issues arising from the stadium events and operations and future redevelopment at the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site, in addition to fostering the ongoing development of new and emerging community leaders.

We want your input!

In order to support the work of our task force, the City of Saint Paul invites you to share your thoughts, ideas, and aspirations for the creation of this community benefits fund. We appreciate your feedback.

FIll out the survey here!

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