St. Paul Downtown Airport Noise Monitoring Study

A copy of the 2013 Saint Paul Downtown Airport Holman Field Noise Monitoring Study is available for your review here: Noise Study.

The report summarizes the data collected for the 2013 St. Paul Downtown Airport (STP) Holman Field Noise Monitoring Study during the period of May 15 through May 21, 2013, monitored from six separate sites.  Aircraft noise events that were not generated by operations associated with STP (e.g, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, nearby heliports, etc.) were excluded from the data.  This monitoring project was conducted by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Noise Program Office.

Draft Saint Paul Bikeways Plan

The City of Saint Paul released draft materials relating to the Saint Paul Bikeways Plan on January 21st. The primary purpose of the plan is to designate corridors throughout the city for future development of bikeways, including on-street bike lanes, bicycle boulevards, and off-street paths. The plan establishes a vision for a citywide network of nearly 360 miles of bikeways that will improve safety and help residents use bicycles for transportation or recreation.

The City held open houses on February 11th, 13th, 18th and for those of you in District 17 a special downtown focused open house was held on February 20th at U.S. Bank Center. The special downtown focused open house had approximately 50 people in attendance and city staff gained a great deal of feedback to consider as they move forward.

More information about the Bikeways Plan is available on the city website here: http://www.stpaul.gov/bikeplan If you have any questions, please contact Reuben Collins at 651-266-6059.

Skyway Governance Advisory Committee Welcomes New Members

Congratulations to the recently appointed members of the Skyway Governance Advisory Committee: Shawn Wiski (Alliance Bank), Rosemarie Reger-Rumsey (Listening House), and Mike Madison (ChiroWay).  New members were appointed by the CapitolRiver Council Board of Directors at the December Board meeting, along with a new committee Chair, Jim Ivey.

The Skyway Governance Committee is an advisory body to the City of St Paul and City Council on issues and policies overseeing the operations and maintenance of the downtown St Paul skyway system including its design, signage and hours of operation.  The committee has 7 voting members and one non-voting chair.  The committee members must be residents of downtown, employed within the district, or an owner of business or property in the district.

For community members who are interested in issues affecting the Saint Paul skyway system, the committee meets on the last Friday of odd months at 9AM and meetings are open to the public.  The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 31st at 9AM in the US Bank Center.

Public Art in the Lowertown Ballpark: Two Upcoming Opportunities for Community Input

Futures North, the team chosen to develop the public art for the future Lowertown Ballpark, invites you to participate as they meet and learn from the communities of Saint Paul and beyond.

LISTENING SESSION:  Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 Come meet and talk with us! 

6-8pm at Jerome Hill Hall – 180 E. 5th St.

BATTING PRACTICE **TENTATIVE DATE** January 25, 2014, 1-4pm

Come hit balls with us at Rice & Arlington Batting Cages (1500 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55117) and talk about our ideas for the project. Check website for details.

Share Your Thoughts –  lowertown@futures-north.com