St. Anthony Park community council news

District 12

Kada Goelen is Murphy Rigging building mural artist

One of the final pieces of the District 12 Transportation Committee’s placemaking project is a mural installation on the corner of the Murphy Rigging building at Carleton Street and Territorial Road.

The mural is scheduled to go up in May, weather permitting.

Residents ranked three artist applications during the month of February and the St. Anthony Park community.

“In ranking three artist applications, the St. Anthony Park community once again chose artist Kada Goelen, of Kada Creative, to design and paint the mural. She was also the artist who designed and implemented the community street painting on Seal Street and Territorial Road in May, as an early piece of this placemaking project.

The goal will be for the mural to be in place in time for the Chroma Zone Mural and Art Festival this summer. To stay up to date on this project, visit sapcc.org/territorial-road-project.

Renter advisory forum

For the first meeting of the year, the District 12 Equity Committee hosted HOME Line, a nonprofit Minnesota tenant advocacy organization, as a resource for renters in our community.

In response to this meeting, community members reached out about starting a renter’s advisory forum. This would be a group that could connect renters with resources, advocates, legal advice and community building.

The group is still in its early stages of development and welcomes community assistance in setting up its organization. If you’re interested in helping to create a group that works for the needs of renters, please contact jessica@sapcc.org.

Please consider attending the Equity Committee’s April 25 meeting to learn more (sapcc.org/event).

Rethinking I-94—a boulevard?

At its March meeting, the District 12 Transportation Committee heard a presentation about Twin Cities Boulevard, an alternative vision of I-94 (specifically between Hiawatha in Minneapolis and Marion Street in Saint Paul).

Twin Cities Boulevard organizers are asking if, as the climate crisis becomes clearer, it makes sense to rebuild a freeway in the heart of an urban area? Especially when this freeway would continue to divide neighborhoods that were damaged or destroyed by it in the first place.

The creators of the boulevard vision are asking for endorsement from the St. Anthony Park Community Council, which could come at our April 14 board meeting (sapcc.org/event). The boulevard idea can be seen in advance at www.twincitiesboulevard.org.

SAPCC February meetings

St. Anthony Park Community Council committees discuss a variety of issues at their monthly meetings. Visit the council’s website at sapcc.org to learn more.

• Board meeting: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14

• Environment Committee: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27

• Equity Committee: 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 25

• Transportation Committee: 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 26

• Land Use Committee: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7 and May 5

All meetings are hosted via Zoom. Meeting times are subject to change. Please email Kathryn at kathryn@sapcc.org for the link

Submitted by Jessica Willman, District 12 community organizer.

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