St. Anthony Park community council news

District 12

Westgate Commons Park grand opening

The grand opening of Westgate Commons Park, 717 Berry St., will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Sept. 16. The event will feature St Anthony Park Community Council committees, local organizations and treats, including an ice cream social. The event is free and open to the public.

Coming: Walk around I-94

MnDOT is currently taking public input on high-level options for the future of I-94 in part of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including along the southern edge of St. Anthony Park.

The Our Streets Minneapolis group has published an explainer about the MnDOT survey at tinyurl.com/94surveyopinion, highlighting the options that come closest to fitting with the Twin Cities Boulevard concept, explaining why freeway expansion is problematic, showing how the survey allows for expressing additional ideas and including aspects specific to south St. Anthony Park.

To focus the Rethinking I-94 process on our south St. Anthony Park, the District 12 Transportation Committee is joining Union Park District Council to sponsor a walk around our adjoining part of I-94 on Tuesday, Sept. 26, starting at 6 p.m.

The walk around will begin on the patio at Lake Monster Brewing (just east of Vandalia Street., north of I-94). Our group then will make a loop to the east as far as Prior Avenue, then trek back to Vandalia, followed by a loop west to Pelham Boulevard, up along Highway 280, then back to Lake Monster.

The total walk around route is about three miles and is expected to be done by about 7:30 p.m.

Come experience I-94 as you may never have seen it before: as a pedestrian, or a person who lives right next to it. Questions? Email events@sapcc.org.

Upcoming 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.

All meetings are hosted via Zoom. Meeting times are subject to change. For ongoing updates and meeting changes, follow along on Facebook @St.AnthonyParkCommunityCouncil.

•  Land Use Committee: 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7

•  District 12 Board: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14

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

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

•  Equity Committee: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28

Submitted by Kathryn Murray, District 12 executive director.

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