CapitolRiver Council, an official advisory group to the City Council, represents and works in partnership with all District 17 stakeholders to act on urban planning and community building efforts as part of a shared vision to support sustainable, safe, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods.
Please consider making a donation of any amount to support our work: Make a donation to CRC (via Mighty Cause)
About CapitolRiver Council
CapitolRiver Council is one of the 17 district councils for the City of Saint Paul. CRC is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists to engage residents, business owners, workers and property owners in issues and projects that affect downtown Saint Paul and the Capitol area.
- Sign up to become a member of CapitolRiver Council. Downtown and Capitol-area residents, building owners, business owners and workers become a voting member by attending one meeting per year. Voting members are eligible to seek election to the CRC Board of Directors. By becoming a member, you are agreeing to receive emails from CRC, and you are agreeing to follow the CRC Code of Conduct.
- Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
- Map of District 17 (includes Downtown Saint Paul, the Capitol area south of University Avenue, Regions Hospital, The Minnesota History Center, and residences around Cathedral Hill Park)
- CRC Bylaws (updated April 27, 2021)
- CRC Inclusion Plan (adopted January 25, 2022)
- CRC Policy and Procedures
- Read more about Saint Paul's district councils and Community Engagement Program
- Read more about CRC
News and FYIs
- Please consider attending the Nov. 15 City Council meeting, or watching it online. The meeting starts at 3:30 p.m. and is located in the Council Chambers on 3rd floor of City Hall. Agenda item 22 is a proposed ordinance regarding the maintenance of the Skyway Pedestrian System including responsibilities, abatements and assessments. The CapitolRiver Council Skyway Governance Advisory Committee approved a motion to recommend support for the ordinance. The Nov. 15 meeting will be the first reading, and it will include a presentation by Dept. of Safety and Inspections Director Angie Wiese. There will be an opportunity to provide feedback at a City Council Public Hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 6, starting at 3:30 p.m. More information:
- Cold Weather Plan for Unsheltered Residents: From Nov. 15-March 31, Warming Spaces will be available for adults and youth. The space for adults will be the Saint Paul Opportunity Center, 422 Dorothy Day Place, and the space for youth (ages 14-24) will be Central Baptist Church, 420 N. Roy Street. The spaces will be open every night from 6 p.m.-9 a.m. These spaces will provide seating, blankets, snacks and beverages (such as coffee and cocoa), and other items, such as hats and mittens. You can contact referral staff at 661-266-1050, or email [email protected] . Printer-friendly fact sheet with more information. Please see the Heading Home Ramsey website for additional information.
All meetings are conducted via Zoom videoconference, unless otherwise noted.
All CRC meetings are open to the public. The following rules of procedure are used, so that everyone has a chance to participate:
- Turn off or silence cell phones.
- Wait to be recognized by the meeting facilitator before speaking.
- Only one person speaks at a time.
- Keep comments brief.
- Keep comments to the agenda item that is being discussed.
- When you have given your opinion or asked a question, allow others time to give their opinion or ask a question before speaking again.
- Avoid making personal attacks or using disrespectful or offensive language.
Thursday, November 2, 2023: Public Realm Committee, 5-6:30 p.m., via Zoom
- Metro Transit is seeking feedback on the G Line, a planned bus rapid transit line that will serve Rice and Robert streets. Please review the G Line Fact Sheet for more info. Nasser Mussa, Metro Transit Outreach Coordinator, will join us for this discussion.
- Continue discussion about Lowertown traffic calming: At the August committee meeting, there was a brief discussion about asking the City to study ideas for traffic calming. One suggestion was to ask for a study or pilot project to close some segments of streets when there are events at CHS Field or the Xcel Center (as is done for some events, like Jazz Fest in Mears Park). The purpose of this item is to clarify whether we should request such a study, and if so, what questions would we like to be addressed?
- Other items may be added.
To join the meeting via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85073971890?pwd=a0k5UHZGUWZpcEVBc0JlQjZZMzdKdz09
Meeting ID: 850 7397 1890
December 8, 2023: Skyway Governance Advisory Committee, 9-10:30 a.m.
- Public safety updates and Q&A (Saint Paul Police Dept., Metro Transit Police, and Downtown Alliance)
- Dept. of Safety and Inspections updates and Q&A
- Continue discussion of proposed ordinance 23-61, which would make some skyway-related violations a nuisance, and therefore, the City would be able to remedy the problem(s) and assess the property owner.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83219315937?pwd=R0JvbmpYOEFVZStnVVIyeEVBZDhkZz09
Meeting ID: 832 1931 5937
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,83219315937# US (Chicago)