Saint Paul: Sun Ray 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 (PDF).

Phase 4, BRTOD Plan

Purpose: Gather feedback on draft BRTOD plans; January 2019


  • Presentation below includes both Sun Ray and White Bear station areas

Draft City of Saint Paul BRTOD Plan

  • Online engagement using content from the Overview above, open now through 25 January 2019
  • District 1 Community Meeting, 6:00-7:30 pm, January 16, 2019, to review and gather feedback on the White Bear Avenue Station and Sun Ray Station BRTOD Plans; Battle Creek Community Recreation Center at 75 Winthrop Street South, St Paul. Participants provide feedback using this Response Sheet.

Engagement Results

  • CompilationNot yet available 

Phase 3, BRTOD Refined Alternatives

Purpose: Gather feedback on refined circulation and land use plans; November 2018


  • Presentation to the District 1 Community Council on 11/5/18 (note, this combines the Sun Ray and White Bear station areas)


  • Online engagement using content from the Overview above was open through 19 November 2018
  • Community session with District 1 Community Council Land Use Committee, November 5, 2018: Participants contributed during the session and also invited to the online survey above

Engagement Results

  • Compilation: See Summary results for the Sun Ray and White Bear stations here

Phase 2, BRTOD Concept Alternatives

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



  • Online engagement using the content and questions from the Overview and Response Sheet; this was open through early September 2018
  • Community session with District 1 Community Council Land Use Committee, August 6, 2018: 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

Engagement Results

  • Compilation, including both in-person and online contributions

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 with District 1 Community Council Land Use Committee for St Paul station areas at White Bear Avenue and Sun Ray, October 2, 2017, 6:30-7:30 pm, District 1 office, Sun Ray Shopping Center Office, 2105 1/2 Old Hudson Road, St Paul; participants contributed using a Response Sheet
  • Community feedback session hosted by District 1 Community Council and Transit for Livable Communities, November 9, 2017, Sun Ray Family Dental offices, 1871 Old Hudson Rd, St Paul; participants contributed using a Response Sheet (above)
  • 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:
    • Create a safe station environment
    • Promote compatible development
    • Ensure safe walking and biking
    • Manage traffic speed and congestion
    • Consider improved north/south bus service to Sun Ray Transit Center
    • Consider additional crossings of I-94 to the station