Neighborhood Plan Update...

Updating Our Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan

Our Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan (“Plan”) is a part of the City of St. Paul’s Comprehensive Plan and it directs all aspects of the Summit Hill Association’s work as the district planning council for this neighborhood.  Our Plan also informs all decisions the City makes about development and activities in our neighborhood. You can review the current plan, approved by the St. Paul City Council in 2006, to see what was recommended after an extensive community input process.

Our Plan needs to be updated and revised every 10 years.  SHA convened a committee to bring the neighborhood together to review and update our Plan.  The committee meets monthly at the Linwood Recreation Center, and our next meeting is March 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Senior Lounge. 

The first step in bringing neighborhood participation to the process of updating our Plan was an online survey which ended February 28, 2018.  It was open to all who live in, or own property or a business in the neighborhood.

After we compile and analyze the results of the survey, we may do a follow up survey, and begin focus groups.  We want everyone who lives and owns property and businesses in District 16 to participate in the survey, focus groups and additional activities that will be occurring.  The best way to stay informed is to be on the SHA email list.  Please add your name to that list here!

We believe that a limited amount of professional planning assistance will make our plan the best it can be.  In order to pay for that, we need to do some fundraising and have planned several events.  Our evening with local author Larry Millett and Historic St. Paul's Carol Carey at the University Club on February 15 was a great success!

And, on March 26 we have a limited-seating dinner with "The Splendid Table" host Lynne Rossetto Kasper at Cooks of Crocus Hill, with a tax-deductible registration fee/donation of $125 per person.  Thank you to Cooks of Crocus Hill for preparing and hosting this event, and Kowalski's Market and Perrier Wines & Liquors for their donations! 

Coming in May will be an event that will celebrate "Coco's Diary"--the actual diary of the 13 year-old Coco Irvine, who grew up in what is now the Governor's Residence on Summit Avenue.  Watch this space for more details.  Register and purchase tickets for both of these events here.

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