CRC Annual Meeting – June 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Cabaret @ Camp (sign-in begins at 4:30)

Join us for the CapitolRiver Council (CRC) Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 27, at The Cabaret @ Camp, which is on Robert Street, between 9th and 10th streets in Downtown Saint Paul.

CRC (District 17) is 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. Board members volunteer their time and use their skills, knowledge and experiences to lead the organization, and develop recommendations to the City Council and Mayor based on input from a broad range of voices.

There will be time to sign in and socialize from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will start at 5:30 p.m.

The agenda will include a financial report, the election of board members, and a presentation on community planning by LisaBeth Barajas, Community Development Director at the Metropolitan Council. Her duties include managing the implementation of the Metropolitan Land Planning Act through the provision of technical planning assistance to local governments, and advising the Council’s Land Use Advisory Committee. She also serves as Chair of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, where she provides overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization. She focuses her efforts on neighborhood community building, land use and redevelopment issues, and sustainability issues.


Eligible voters are people who live and / or work in District 17 and have attended at least one CRC meeting or event in the past year. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated, so please contact contact Jon Fure, 651-221-0488, or, to RSVP or if you have questions about voting eligibility or other questions about the Annual Meeting.

Rush Line Open Houses

Rush Line Open Houses Scheduled

Community members are invited to participate in one or more of the upcoming open houses and learn the latest developments in the Rush Line Corridor Transit Study.

Many route and vehicle options have been evaluated over the last few months. Attend an open houses to learn about the proposed narrowed-down route and vehicle options and their benefits and impacts. View physical and digital models to help visualize transit improvements in the Rush Line Corridor. Talk with project staff to ask questions and provide feedback.

Additional meeting and project information is available at


County/Rail Right-of-Way/Bruce Vento Trail Neighborhood Open House

November 29, 2016 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (open house format; no presentation)

Lake Phalen Community Church, 1717 English Street, Saint Paul

Open to all, but focused on residents and businesses along County/Rail right-of-way/Bruce Vento Trail.


Maryland Avenue/White Bear Avenue Neighborhood Open House

November 30, 2016 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (open house format; no presentation)

White Dragon Hall, 1600 White Bear Avenue, Saint Paul

Open to all, but focused on residents and businesses along Maryland Ave and White Bear Ave.


Saint Paul Community-Wide Open House

December 6, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30, followed by question and answer session)

Hayden Heights Recreation Center, 1965 Hoyt Avenue E., Saint Paul


White Bear Lake Community-Wide Open House

December 14, 2016 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (presentation at 5:30, followed by question and answer session)

White Bear Lake Area Schools-District Center, 4855 Bloom Avenue, White Bear Lake


Maplewood Community-Wide Open House

December 15, 2016 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (presentation at 5:30, followed by question and answer session)

Maplewood Mall- Southwest Entrance, 3001 White Bear Avenue N., Maplewood


Got a place to post a flyer?  Print the Rush Line Open House Flyer here!