Saint Paul: Etna Street Station Area

Final BRTOD Plan

In spring 2019 City staff will provide recommendations to the City Council on necessary amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning, Bicycle Master Plan, and Pedestrian Plan, and on additional funding for further studies to implement the final BRTOD Plan for the Saint Paul stations. See final BRTOD Plan for all Saint Paul station areas below

Phases 3-4, BRTOD Plan

Purpose: Gather feedback on draft BRTOD plans; February 2019



  • Presentation, Mounds Blvd, Earl, and Etna combined; see below

Draft City of Saint Paul BRTOD Plan


  • Online survey, open through February 25, 2019
  • District Council presentation and work session to review and gather feedback on the Mounds, Earl and Etna Stations BRTOD Plans: Monday February 17, 2019, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm, East Side Enterprise Center 804 Margaret St, St Paul. Participants to contribute using Response Sheet

Phase 2, BRTOD Concept Alternatives

Purpose: Gather feedback on draft land use and access elements of BRTOD concepts; March-May 2018


    • Handout: BRTOD Overview
    • Overview, Phase 2 BRTOD Concept Alternatives
    • Presentation (Mounds Blvd, Earl, and Etna combined; see below):


  • Harding High School 10th-grade geography students, October 8-9, 2018
  • Online engagement open through October 5, 2018 provides information from the Overview above, and questions from the most current Response Sheet
  • District Council presentation and feedback session: August 20, 2018 and again on September 17, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm, 804 Margaret Street, Saint Paul. Participants to contribute via online survey above.
  • Gold Line Open Houses for the entire corridor organized by the Gold Line Project Office; everyone is welcome:
    • Tuesday, July 17, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1730 Old Hudson Road, Saint Paul
    • Wednesday, July 18, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th Street North, Oakdale
  • Community feedback session for Wilson Hi-Rise residents, early August 2018: See presentation. Participants contributed using a Response Sheet

Engagement Results

    • Complete summary and compilation, including both in-person and online contributions: See below or view PDF
    • Harding High School students, summary and compilation

Phase 1, Constraints and Opportunities

Purpose: Provide information about the project, and opportunities and constraints for each station area; gather stakeholder feedback on station area issues in order to identify specific station area objectives (October-early November 2017)




  • Community feedback session hosted by the District 4 Dayton’s Bluff Community Council for St Paul station areas at Mounds Boulevard, Earl, and Etna; October 11, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm at Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center 800 Conway St, St Paul. Participants contributed using a Response Sheet.
  • Online tool: Open October through early November; provided basic information about the project and the questions from the Response Sheet (above)

Engagement results: In-person and online engagement provided feedback on draft station-area constraints and opportunities. Feedback will help shape specific station-area objectives and guide access and land use alternatives. 

  • Compilation, including both in-person and online contributions
  • Key objectives identified for this station area:
    • Consider station relocation
    • Create a safe station environment
    • Consider park and ride
    • Ensure safe walking and biking
    • Promote mixed-use development
    • Manage traffic and congestion