Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ford Site Energy Study Update – Community Meeting

The City of Saint Paul and the Ford Site Planning Task Force cordially invite residents from Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metropolitan area to a public meeting to hear how redevelopment of the Ford site can use energy efficiency, a mix of energy sources, and smart design to achieve a “net zero development” by generating as much energy as it uses.
Please note: This meeting will solely focus on future energy systems for the Ford site. Future public meetings will address parks, transportation and land use.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Cretin-Derham Hall, “The Commons” Room
550 South Albert Street, Saint Paul
Directions: Take Albert Street south off of Randolph and enter the building on the west Albert Street side.

Join Mayor Chris Coleman and Councilmember Chris Tolbert to hear about:

  • What is the energy study, who is involved, and why does it matter?
  • Energy trends locally, nationally and globally.
  • Design and energy technologies being considered.

Call: Merritt Clapp-Smith, 651-266-6547 or Mike Richardson, 651-266-6621

Visit:  21st Century Community

A Chance to Give Feedback on the Ford Site

Several initiatives are underway to prepare and position the site for the national stage in late 2015 when Ford Land anticipates issuing a Request for Proposals for a Master Developer. City staff are working on key urban design and planning activities that focus on energy, jobs, transportation, public space, and zoning. 

to provide feedback.

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City Council Public Hearing – Shepard Davern Zoning

January 21, 2015
5:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers
3rd floor of the City Hall/Courthouse
15 Kellogg Boulevard West

In December 2012, the Saint Paul Planning Commission initiated a planning update of the Shepard Davern Small Area Plan as an addendum of the Highland Park District Plan, and initiated a zoning study to consider potential rezoning of some properties in the same area. Over 13 months, city staff worked with a Shepard Davern community task force to identify priorities to guide future planning, civic investments and land use. This work will be advanced through a revised plan update and rezoning of some properties. Information on the proposed plan update and property rezonings  to be considered by the Saint Paul City Council can be found at or by contacting Michelle Beaulieu at or 651.266.6620.

To provide official comments to the City Council on the proposed plan updates or rezonings, attend the January 21st public hearing, or send written comments by 4:30 p.m. on January 20th Michelle Beaulieu, Planning and Economic Development, 25 W. 4th Street, 1300, Saint Paul MN 55102.