The following CapitolRiver Council committee meetings are open to the public, so if you see a topic that interests you, please join us!
During the statewide stay-at-home order due to public health concerns about COVID-19, all meetings will be conducted via Zoom videoconference. Information on how to join the meeting will be posted along with meeting notices.
For more information, please contact CRC Executive Director Jon Fure at [email protected].
Effective June 1, 2020, the CRC office will be at Osborn 370, Suite 720, and the public meeting rooms will be on the 4th floor of Osborn 370.
Committee reviews downtown development projects to ensure benefit, sensitivity and compatibility with our downtown community and vitality. The Development Review Committee will monitor parking issues as they relate to development activities, and also leads CRC's long-range planning and related community engagement.
- Co-Chairs: Paul Mandell and John Ganey
- Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
- Read more about the Development Review Committee
Skyway Governance Advisory Committee
Committee strives to improve all things Skyway and review applications for variance to the skyway hours. Committee has up to 12 voting members, but all are welcome to participate in the discussions.
- Chair: Bill Hanley
- Meetings: Fourth Friday of the month from 9 - 10:30 a.m., and as needed.
- Read more about the SGAC
Public Realm Committee
The vision statement from the Saint Paul Downtown Development Strategy developed in 2003 (7.0 Public Realm, Parks and Recreation) is helpful in describing our guiding purpose as a committee: “Downtown will have an enhanced public realm, parks and recreation system that is easily accessible, attractive and well maintained and that celebrates downtown’s history, physical setting and proximity to the Mississippi River. … A healthy urban ecology will contribute to downtown’s sense of place and improve its quality of life.”
- Chair: Jonathan Reisestter
- Meetings: First Thursday of the month from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
- Read more about the Public Realm Committee
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
The arts are a vital part of downtown Saint Paul and for that reason the CapitolRiver Council has established an Arts, Culture & Entertainment Committee to coordinate and oversee arts development and events in the neighborhood. This Committee will have responsibility for literary, creative, performing and visual arts in downtown Saint Paul, and in building relationships for CapitolRiver Council in these areas. The Arts committee will continue to make sure that downtown Saint Paul is a place that welcomes artists and arts projects. Arts Committee members will collaborate with the City of Saint Paul on public art policies, bridge connections with local artists and arts organizations, and advocate for artist-friendly neighborhoods downtown.
- Chair: Chris Beckstrom
- Meetings: This committee is not meeting at this time
- Read more about the ACE Committee
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