Mayor unveils ‘Prosper: Momentum is Building’

Mayor Coleman held a press conference on Friday March 28th to unveil a task force report entitled ‘Prosper: Momentum is Building’, which includes some site planning scenarios and opportuntities tied to redevelopment sites in (and adjacent to) the CapitolRiver Council District.

The media from KSTP and WCCO have already done stories that include some great visuals of the plan.

In addition the full report is available for review on the City of St. Paul website.

Thank you Black Dog and the History Theatre!

The April First Friday happy hour was held on Friday April 4th, and the CapitolRiver Council wants to extend a note of thanks to our two sponsors and to all who came out!

Thank you to our host, Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar.  If you missed First Friday, or just haven’t made your way down to Black Dog yet, it is on the corner of 4th Street and Broadway.  They are great neighbors and continued supporters of the CRC, so please check them out!



Our other sponsor was the History Theatre, who generously contributed two tickets to an upcoming production, which was a great door prize!

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As always, everyone from the downtown community is welcome to join us for First Friday!

Your next chance to do so?  May 2nd

See you then!

CapitolRiver Council in the news

On March 19th the CapitolRiver Council’s Board of Directors passed a resolution requesting that the City of St. Paul investigate the addition of film projection equipment in their Palace Theatre renovation project.

The board’s action has now landed on the front page of the Pioneer Press on Monday March 24th.

The Palace Stage today:jsr palace theatre

The City’s vision of the space:

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The basics of the City’s Palace Theatre renovation project can be seen in this October 28, 2013 Pioneer Press article.

Skyway public forums a rousing success

Students from Augsburg College are working with the City of Saint Paul and the CapitolRiver Council to better understand how the St. Paul skyway system is currently used by downtown residents, workers and visitors, what kinds of issues people experience, and how the skyway system can be improved in the future.
The students held two public forums on March 11th and March 13th and would like to extend thanks to all who attended.  If you couldn’t make it to either forum, your input can still be directed to them via

City of Saint Paul issues District Council 2013 Annual Report

2,000 volunteers  –  1,000 board/committee members  –  10,000 email subscribers

Tip your cap to … yourself and your neighbors and coworkers.  Those are numbers highlighted in the 2013 District Councils Annual Report issued by the City of St. Paul, and they show that the District Councils are engaging a huge number of people in their efforts to make St. Paul reflect the needs of its people.

The full annual report can be accessed here.