CapitolRiver Council


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.

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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.

Meeting Schedule

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.

September 1, 2022, Public Realm Committee, 5 PM-6:30 PM, via Zoom


  • Introductions
    • Icebreaker Question: If you could win a "lifetime supply" of anything (excluding money) what would it be and why?

Informational & Discussion

  • Sara Fleetham, Director of Development for Listening House, will be on hand to discuss the upcoming development of the old Red's Savoy Pizza site into a daytime shelter.
  • We will discuss the draft of a proposal (see here) written by Julie Printz regarding public restrooms downtown, to be finalized and sent on to the Board and City Council.
  • A conversation about Community Gardens downtown.

Zoom Meeting link:

Meeting ID: 850 7397 1890
Passcode: 194345

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September 13, 2022, Development Review Committee

  • Agenda:
  • Presentation / Discussion by Downtown Alliance Staff on the report titled "The Value of Downtowns: Comparisons," prepared by the International Downtown Association. Please read the report, which is found on the Downtown Alliance website. The purpose of the discussion will be to generate ideas for priorities for Downtown Saint Paul.

Zoom meeting link:

Meeting ID: 861 4057 4073
Passcode: 280589
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September 20, 2022 CRC Board of Directors Meeting, 5:15-6:45 PM

September 22, 2022, Listening Session: Downtown A Place to Call Home, 4-6 PM at Landmark Plaza

Talk with CRC volunteers about living Downtown. This event will feature free popcorn and pumpkin painting. Location is Landmark Plaza, 379 St. Peter Street. Download the event flyer

September 23, 2022, Skyway Governance Advisory Committee, 9:00 AM-10:30 PM

Meeting ID: 832 1931 5937
Passcode: 835886
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