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Update: Rohn Industries proposal still on hold

District 12 has filed a citizen’s petition with the Environment Quality Board seeking an Environmental Assessment Worksheet to be done on the proposed Rohn Industries trailer storage project at 2495 Kasota Ave.

District 12’s petition means the Rohn project is on hold at least until the city Quality Board completes its review on whether an EAW should be done. The City has until Jan. 2 to decide whether the petition raises sufficient concerns to require the developer to do the assessment worksheet, said Emily Rodriguez, District 12 community organizer.

Meanwhile, the St. Paul City Council has continued a public hearing on the Rohn proposal to Jan. 8. Rohn Industries wants to use the property as a parking lot for 25 semi-trailers.

However, the St. Anthony Park Community Council is concerned the project will potentially spread air/waterborne pollutants from the former ash dump site. In late September, the District 12 Council appealed a conditional approval of the Rohn Industries project. The issue is now awaiting a vote from the St. Paul City Council.

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Annual community meal at Seal Hi-Rise

Several local restaurants donated food to support the annual community meal held on Dec. 7 at Seal Hi-Rise. Contributors included AfroDeli, Foxy Falafel, Karta Thai, Hampden Co-op, Keys Cafe and Mississippi Market.

District 12 calendar

Board Meetings: Second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m.
(Held at Jennings Community School, 2455 W. University Ave.)

Environment: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.
(Location varies)

Equity: First Monday of the month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
(Held at Seal Hi-Rise, 825 Seal St.)

Land Use: First Thursday of the month 7-9 p.m.
(Held at Jennings Community School, 2455 W. University Ave.)

Transportation: Last Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.
(Held at SAPCC office, 2395 W. University Ave., Suite 300E)

Please note: Times and locations subject to change.

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