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Highway 5 Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport

HWY 5 Construction Map 2020

This project will take place beginning in April with a fall 2020 completion date.  It includes:  

  • Resurface Hwy 5
  • Repair ramps to and from Hwy 62, Bloomington Rd. and the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport entrance
  • Repair ramps to I-494
  • Repair 12 bridges
  • Repair drainage

Complete information can be found here.

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We need your input on our annual meeting process!

The HDC has created an Annual Meeting Task Force to look at the current annual meeting process and recommend improvements. The goal is to increase community participation in the election of board members. This survey will be open through Friday, February 28, 2020.
This is an anonymous survey. If you choose to share your email, your name will be entered into a drawing for a gift card as thanks for your time and insights.

Take survey here! 

Get Ready for the Minnesota Presidential Primary

Update:  Secretary of State Steve Simon will be joining the program as a presenter and be available for questions. 

As Minnesota switches from a caucus system to a primary system for the Presidential election, the League of Women Voters is working to ensure the all voters have an opportunity to learn the ins and outs the new system. This event will take place on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, 550 Vandalia Street.  This event will be led by Voter Outreach Specialist Michael Wall of the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.  Registration is not required but it is appreciated. Visit to register.

Annual Meeting/Elections Task Force Forming

We’re forming a task force to review all aspects of the HDC annual meeting.  This includes, venue, outreach, voting, bylaws, etc.  Task force members will meet three times beginning in January and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.  Task force members are expected to attend the HDC Annual Meeting in April 2020.   Applications are being accepted through December 15th.  Please send your completed application to   Annual Meeting/Elections Task Force Application PDF Annual Meeting/Elections Task Force Word Doc

Night of Peace and Goodwill

On Wednesday, December 4 we will be hosting a Night of Peace and Goodwill.  This event will take place between 6 and 8 pm at the Highland Park Senior High School Cafeteria.

1st hour – will be a discussion with neighborhood faith leaders on commonalities and meaning of our celebrations in December.

2nd hour – Potluck – bring a dish to share.

See attached flyer for details.

Flyer-Night of Peace and Good Will



Ford Redevelopment: Community Meeting Thursday, Nov. 21st

A Ryan/Ford neighbor update meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 pm at the Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium (JDA), located in Whitby Hall (building 14) at Saint Catherine University.  See Campus Map

Ryan Company will be presenting the information that was shared at the November 12th Press event,.  They will present the results of the Parks Survey and discuss future public outreach including around Park programming and construction coordination.  Ryan will discuss the process from this point as they advance the project toward construction.