Streets.mn’s collection of events, community meetings and opportunities for engagement this week features an annual bike tour, Open Streets and your chance to weigh in on Vision Zero.
A playful, self-guided tour of Little Free Libraries organized by the Macalester-Groveland Community Council in St. Paul aims to spark curiosity, adventure and explorative learning. The 14-stop tour — complete with interactive games — ends June 4.
Here’s one reason we have a housing shortage: New development creates diffuse benefits, but has concentrated costs. Local control over land use ensures we’ll undercount the benefits.
The landmark rent stabilization initiative that St. Paul voters passed in November has landlords worried about investments, tenants concerned about rent hikes prior to full implementation May 1, and the city scrambling to put a process in place.
Groundhog Day in Minnesota is ridiculous. Of course whether or not any groundhog saw its shadow yesterday, we’re going to have six more weeks of winter. Given the whipsawing of temperatures, we may have spring-like interludes, but I’m quite confident we’re not going to be seeing green leaves in mid-March. February is a great time […]
Brrrr. Currently somewhere below zero Fahrenheit and way way below zero Celsius as I write this and likely to be brutal when published; what a good time to sit warmly inside and read what happened last week on streets.mn. Building small bridges Tamara Jorell tells a story of one particular Breakfast which feeds a few people directly, […]
Saint Paul is not lacking for one or two story commercial buildings topped with billboards. This is frustrating on many levels – they are designed for drivers, not pedestrians; there are no design standards; and they are often ignored in “neighborhood character” discussions. The first two of those frustrations, driver-focused design and lack of design standards, are […]
Summer is winding down and along with the back-to-school sales, streets.mn has some back-to-school inspiration from a new column featuring Macalester College student writers. Features like these are developed by readers like you and we welcome your posts, suggestions for new content, and other ideas for expanding the conversation on transportation and land use. New […]
Macalester-Groveland, Highland Park, West End Saturday, September 6, 2014 11.9 miles: Students in Saint Paul went back to school this week, making the visit to one of my favorite school buildings, Randolph Heights Elementary, apropos. This gorgeous 1916 building has several uncommon and attractive elements. The first is the Spanish-influenced design itself. Lead architect Charles […]