Committees

The following CapitolRiver Council committee meetings are open to the public, so if you see a topic that interests you, please join us!

Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are located at at 180 East Fifth Street, Conference Room B (Skyway level).

For more information, please contact the office at 651-221-0488 or office@capitolrivercouncil.org.

Development Review

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.

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.

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.”

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: Ann Idzik, Vice Chair: Chris Beckstrom
  • Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of the month from 8 - 9:30 a.m.